kia motors fuel efficiency 

Fuel consumption figures are a hot topic at the moment and many people are looking very closely at this when purchasing a vehicle. This is good news for us as Kia's most fuel efficient vehicles produce consumption figures similar to that achieved by Hybrid vehicles in this respect without the compromises.

Before we explore the figures we must emphasize that test figures are good for comparison of one vehicle to another under the same standards but very many factors affect the actual results achieved, including but not restricted to, personal driving styles, terrain, temperature, weather, loads carried, tyre pressures, vehicle maintenance, repeated short journeys, how run in the engine is and whether the transmission is auto or manual etc. Test results will also vary based on differing specifications and options selections in different countries.

Having said that you may find the website listed below as a useful independent source of such guide infomation.
www.fuelsaver.govt.nz/ this website is locally developed by LTNZ. Please use this information as the guide it is intended to be. Comparisons can be drawn against relative competitor's similar models and this is the main use for those figures not necessarily as a figure of what the customer will achieve on-road.

Some websites offer what they call "Real World" driving tests often these tests are over very favorable runs on longer flat country roads with little city running, or from specialists economy fuel runs. These supposed "Real World" tests sometimes improve on the combined cycle results but we believe are seldom achieved in practice, Kia figures are based on official "Metric Combined fuel consumption tests".

Metric combined fuel consumption (l/100 km):

The combined figure presented is for the urban and the extra-urban cycle together. It is therefore an average of the two other parts of the fuel consumption test, Urban and Extra-urban cycles, weighted by the distance covered in each part.

Metric urban fuel consumption (l/100 km) (cold):

The urban test cycle is carried out in a laboratory at an ambient temperature of 20oC to 30oC on a rolling road from a cold start, i.e. the engine has not run for several hours. The cycle consists of a series of accelerations, steady speeds, decelerations and idling. Maximum speed is 31 mph (50 km/h), average speed 12 mph (19 km/h), and the distance covered is 2.5 miles (4km).

Metric extra-urban fuel consumption (l/100km):

The extra-urban cycle is conducted immediately following the urban cycle and consists roughly half steady-speed driving and the remainder accelerations, decelerations and some idling. Maximum speed is 75 mph (120 km/h), average speed is 39 mph (63 km/h) and the distance covered is 4.3 miles (7 km).

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