KIA ran the European tests of its first hybrid SUV called Niro.
The first hybrid from KIA even has the hybrid name.
It consists of the phrase “Near Zero”, which highlights the environmental friendliness and minimization of the harmful atmospheric emissions. And the word “Hero”, that is the kind of hero of zero level.
Indeed: the first hybrid SUV KIA was created almost from scratch. Especially for it KIA developed the new platform with the wheelbase of 2700 mm and the total length of 4335 mm. The capacity of luggage compartment is 421 L. The new economical petrol engine1.6 GDI, working together with the modern electric motor and 6-speed computerized double clutch gearbox DCT, serves as the power unit.
The class of Niro is also unusual. The hybrid SUV occupies the niche between KIA Ceed and KIA Sportage with 2011 Mustang headlight bulb. Niro is 100 mm lower than Sportage and 65 mm higher than Ceed. In length –125 mm shorter and 45 mm longer respectively.
Like any other vehicle, the Subaru from time to time needs not only diagnosis but also the quality of repair. The first scheduled technical inspection shall be carried out after the first ten thousand run. In the future, the car is checked approximately every fifty thousand kilometers.
In addition, a modern store of spare parts Subaru provides customers with a wide range of consumables options of ware parts. Among such variety, even the most finicky and selective motorist will be able to choose for themselves exactly the option that suits him perfectly in all respects.
This motorist understands the need not only for permanent parking place of the iron horse, but also in regular diagnosis. In addition, it is important to choose a quality service which would be able to provide highly qualified and experienced professionals. It is best to choose one auto center, and each time repair your car there. It’s much better as for the car owner, because he will be a regular customer, and will know what to expect from the masters so for professionals working in the service station, because they, in turn, will know all the features of the car.
The cabin should be regularly vacuumed and, if it possible once a year to produce dry cleaning of textile coverings. If the upholstery is leather, after the cleaning by chemical solutions, leather should be moisten with a special “milk”, so it does not dry out or crack.
Plastic panels are cleaned and polished, a matte wax is better to choose, than the instrument panel is not reflected in the glass on a sunny day and does not interfere with visibility.
To clean the outside of the vehicle and exterior care we must approach more responsibly. First, take care of the car must be regularly regardless of the weather conditions. It means that the dirt does not build up in thick layers, and in the winter, despite the cold car wash is needed. Winter cleaning of the body is required, because otherwise the salt accumulating on the body, adversely affects the paint. During the summer period special attention should be paid to the remains of the insects adhering to the body during long journeys. They must be immediately removed using special means, because the passage of time, after the removal of the paint the light site will stay.
Because of the fact that one in five road accidents occur due to driver fatigue, driver fatigue monitoring system is an important safety feature. Driver fatigue monitoring system installed on the X-Trail, significantly increases the level of safety. Initially studying the driving style, the system analyzes and monitors the control action of the driver. If the system detects that the driver is tired, on the instrument panel the appropriate indicator will illuminate, reminding the driver to rest.
The pioneer in this difficult matter was the Volvo, production cars which have received Driver Alert Control workable system some of the first. The central role in it, as in many modern technologies, is given to electronics, which with the help of video cameras track the movement of the car with respect to road markings. Once the system determines that the frequency of precision steering and waggings exceeds the permitted limit, the driver will be “waken up” by the audio signal, and except this icon will light in the form of a coffee cup at the instrument panel.