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More power in Kia Pregio van

Asked by Tony Anderson

I would like to get more power from my 2005 Kia Pregio van to make it better for towing. What are my options without changing the vehicle?

Answered by CarsGuide

4 Aug 2011 Graham Smith

That's a tough one. I can understand your need for more performance, the Pregio was a fairly basic old slugger that didn't have much get up and go, but I'm not sure there's a lot you could do to boost the performance of the 2.7-litre diesel. It only had 62 kW and 172 Nm and was never going to blow your hat off. It's not turbocharged, so that would be the obvious way to boost the performance. You could consult a turbo specialist, one who works with diesel engines, but I doubt that would be an economically viable course to take. The other possibility would be to repower it with a more powerful engine, perhaps the 2.9-litre turbo-diesel unit from the later Kia K2900, but I doubt that would economical either.

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