Fuel Economy

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With rising fuel prices and expectations to work harder and longer hours, fuel usage is likely to be a significant portion of your business costs. These days, engine types are so diverse that it’s more important than ever to find the perfect solution for you. At our Research & Development Facilities around the globe, we are constantly looking at ways to reduce fuel usage without reducing your power output.

The good news is that we’ve been able to produce new engines that are amongst the best in class for fuel economy versus power:


Voted “Cars Guide Car of the Year” in 2011, our compact Kia Rio Si features a 1.6L GDi engine which uses a tiny 5.6L/100km* with a manual transmission while producing 103kW of power.


The mid-size Optima sedan was awarded EcoCar magazine’s Car of the Year in 2011. The 2.4L GDi engine uses 7.9L/100km (combined)
while producing 148kW of power.


Our award-winning Kia Sorento SUV 2.2L diesel uses 7.3L/100km* with an automatic transmission while producing 145kW of power and 436Nm of torque.


Even the largest selling people-mover for many years, the Carnival uses only 7.7L/100km with an automatic transmission with the 2.2L CRDi diesel engine.

These are just four of the many fuel-efficient engines in our range. But don’t just take our word for it, visit the Green Vehicle Guide for more information.

*Fuel consumption (Combined L/100km, based on ADR81/02 test results. Actual fuel consumption figures may differ as they depend on traffic, road and vehicle conditions, driving styles and vehicle loads and options/accessories).

*Manual version – Auto is 6.1L/100km (combined)