Kia unveils wind-assisted car

Tue, 31 Mar 2009
Brits could find themselves buying a car that harnesses the power of the wind this time next year, it has been reported.

Kia announced its Air Propulsion and Retardation Installation Line will be released in April 2010.

It explained the system utilises wind power in order to reduce a car's carbon dioxide emissions.

When the device was unveiled it was fitted to the company's Aero-Soul concept model, but the firm stated it is compatible with all its vehicles and buyers will be able to purchase the technology as an accessory pack to fit to autos that are already on the road.

Spokesman Avril Babo said: "Tests of this system ... have shown that during windy weather, fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 25 per cent and emissions by anything up to 40 per cent."

Meanwhile, it will be more expensive to buy a number of Kia models from tomorrow.

The manufacturer recently announced it was increasing its prices in order to combat rising costs brought about by the weak pound.

Are you buying or selling a car? Click here to find out what Honest John has to say.


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93


60 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker