Kia launches production of plug-in hybrid car in Slovakia - New model to go on sale on European markets in Q4 2020

Kia launches production of plug-in hybrid car in Slovakia - New model to go on sale on European markets in Q4 2020

Following a successful production launch of the Ceed Sportswagon a few months ago, the South Korean car manufacturer has begun to make another plug-in hybrid, XCeed, in its Žilina plant.

Both models thus bring the electrified drive to a segment of compact family cars for the first time.“These two models represent the next important stage for the Kia company, when we introduce a modern power train of a new generation to our broader range of vehicles,” Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe Emilio Herrera said.

Both plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, XCeed and Sportswagon are soley produced in the Žilina plant, which is Kia’s only manufacturing hall in Europe. The car  manufacturer produced 344,000 vehicles last year. The plant in Žilina opened its gate in 2017.

source:spectator sme sk

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