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Does KIA limit the total torque with this new model to prevent abnormal rumble noise while driving and at the end the drive unit must be replaced? Earlier model total torque is 291lb-ft. New model total torque is 188lb-ft.
 

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Pretty much all specified EV motor torque figures are virtually irrelevant. The reduction gearbox multiplies the available torque at the road wheels. Different reduction ratios on different cars have different torque multiplications.

It is the torque available at the wheels that really matters. A car with a lower torque motor can very easily have greater torque at the wheels (if the reduction gear ratio is sufficiently greater). Unfortunately I don’t think torque at the road wheels is often specified or compared. Peter
 
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Pretty much all specified EV motor torque figures are virtually irrelevant. The reduction gearbox multiplies the available torque at the road wheels. Different reduction ratios on different cars have different torque multiplications.

It is the torque available at the wheels that really matters. A car with a lower torque motor can very easily have greater torque at the wheels (if the reduction gear ratio is sufficiently greater). Unfortunately I don’t think torque at the road wheels is often specified or compared. Peter
It is software controlled with torque mapping and generally customisable using power settings. So eco modes generally would use lower torque increments compared to a sport mode. By merely connecting an obd dongle it is possible to get an idea how the settings differ. Some makes like Tesla even allows you to upgrade to an higher torque mapping (Acceleration Boost).
 
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