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Kia set to unveil four models at Paris show

Kia will give world premieres to four new models at this month’s Paris Motor Show.

The first will be a production version of the Soul – described by Kia as an ‘urban crossover’ – which, in the metal, looks similar in concept to Skoda’s Roomster.

It goes on sale in the UK next spring and will be powered by a choice of a 125bhp diesel engine or a 125bhp petrol unit.

The second debut is a hybrid version of the Soul, which uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine allied to an electric motor.

It uses a continually variable automatic transmission and a stop and go system to achieve 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 117g/km.

This powertrain powers the third debut – a hybrid version of the Cee’d hatchback.

Also on display will be the Cee’d ‘Idle Stop & Go’ – a regular Cee’d hatchback fitted with a system which kills the engine when the car comes to a halt and restarts it when it is time to move off.

This technology will be fitted to production cars from early next year.

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