New Zealand Response to Emissions
Kia is proud to highlight that all of its current range of Diesel powered vehicles meet the stringent Euro 4 emission standards. This standard originated in Europe test’s vehicles on the level of emissions that they produce and rates them accordingly. It is no easy feat to meet these standards but Kia significant investment in Diesel technology has allowed Kia to meet these requirements. Additionally all Kia 2 litre Kia diesel engines in New Zealand have particle matter filters fitted as standard.
3rd Place in the Most Eco-Friendly Auto Maker 2007
Kia Motors, along with Hyundai Motors, took 3rd place in "the most eco-friendly auto maker 2007" in the United States. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), an organisation consisting of environmental scientists, has been selecting ecofriendly auto makers every two years since 1998. USC evaluates vehicles for pollutants and gas emissions that contribute to smog and global warming. In the 2007 evaluation, Kia was in 3rd place behind Honda and Toyota. UCS revealed Kia vehicles emit 87% of gas pollutants compared to 100% industry average.
NOx and Particulate Matter (PM) are emitted by vehicles with internal-combustion engines. Reducing gas empowers environmental sustainability. Kia Motors firmly set zero gas emission targets and is striving to reduce gas emissions in phases by developing the necessary technology. Currently, all Kia vehicles’ gas emissions are managed in accordance with each country’s emission regulations. Kia Motors is not satisfied by merely responding to pre-existing regulations, but focuses on developing technologies to surpass future regulations. Efforts to reduce emissions can be identified into two categories, regional geographic response to emission regulations and the development of eco-friendly engine technology.