Hybrid version of Kia Optima

February 8, 2014 at 14:45

Significant place in the exposition of KIA on Chicago Motor Show KIA Motors give to the models with improved environmental performance. For the first time a hybrid version of the updated business-class sedan Optima was presented to the public in Chicago. 2014 Optima Hybrid is designed to create success which was reach recently published an updated market KIA Optima.

Kia Optima Hybrid front image

Kia Optima Hybrid front image


Optima Hybrid is an important and integral part of the program KIA on development of modern power plants – said vice – president of product planning KIA Motors America Orth Hedrick, – and this car is unique in the segment of business-class sedans. It not only allows to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions of CO, but also offers a design that match the highest requirements of modern, excellent dynamics and an excellent level of equipment that will satisfy the most demanding customers.” Changes that distinguish the updated Optima Hybrid, also aimed at improving the dynamic qualities and controllability. Traction motor has a power of 47 hp, installed powerful hybrid starter-generator (HSG) and 47 – kilowatt battery lithium polymer batteries. Total capacity of the gasoline engine and electric motor is 199 hp and torque – 319 Nm.

Kia Optima Hybrid side image

Kia Optima Hybrid side image

These figures allow the car to have excellent dynamics, giving the driver the pleasure of management. The front bumper has several additional holes redirecting air flow to reduce drag. New design 16 and 17 – inch cast wheels made of light alloys is also focused on aerodynamics and weight reduction, although they are perfectly combined with a stylish appearance updated KIA Optima which also is equipped with multiple safety systems, most of which are already included in the basic package of the hybrid car.

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