New Kia Motors has announced a range of its new models, all with a boost to the powertrain.
New Kia said on Monday that its new optimality models would see power output increase by 1.5 to 2.1 kW.
The new petrol models, which will go on sale in 2019, will have an output of 2.6 kW and 4.1 to 4.9 kW respectively.
Kia said it was making the changes as a “backup” to the new turbocharged petrol and diesel engines that will be introduced in 2019.
Kosmos, a joint venture between New Kias parent company Kia and the Japanese car maker Toyota, has already announced a 1.4 kW turbocharged diesel model in 2018.
New kia, however, said its new diesel models would not use the turbocharged powertrain, but would be more power efficient, having an output reduction of about 0.3 kW.
Kias new optima diesel will have a 4.3 to 5.3 kWh range, with a combined output of 3.2 kW.
New Mitsubishi has said it would also introduce a diesel version of its SUV in 2019 for the Japanese market.
Mitsubishi will also introduce its new plug-in hybrid version of the popular Mitsubishis SUV, which can achieve up to 100 km/h in city driving.
The company said it plans to introduce a new petrol model by the end of 2021.
New Nissan is also expected to unveil a range-extended version of their latest SUV in 2021, with an output range of more than 200 miles.
Nissan’s range-enhanced crossover SUV will feature a range increase of about 30 miles from its current model.