It comes with a Soul and is powered by ethanol-gasoline. Kia’s new fuel-efficient green car named Soul Flex has been rolled out for the world to see and test a ride. Showcased at the 26th Sao Paulo Auto Show, the Korean Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) can do the miles on an ethanol-gasoline mixture. The car can also run 100% ethanol or 100% gasoline too. Sporting an awesome exterior, the car comes with a 44 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency, when compared with the existing gasoline model and power of 128 ps and torque of 16.5 kg-) outputs.
The additions in the gasoline sniffing beauty are the new fuel injection and catalyst system. Fuel economy is something the vehicle primarily stands for.
With ethanol being the main fuel, the makers have made a few alterations to help the car adapt to its abrasive nature, the company has said. The changes include some reinforcement of the fuel pump, pillar cap and fuel line. A gasoline tank assistance system has also been put in place so as to help engine ignition at low temperatures.
Ethanol being an abundant commodity in Brazil, the sales strategy team at the Korean car maker has decide to specially design the vehicle on show for the Brazilian market. Brazil is No 2 in the world in terms of ethanol production.
Wouldn’t you also want an FFV on your roads?
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