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KIA OPTIMA PHEV

The 2017 KIA Optima PHEV, unveiled early 2016 is available in one trim, the EX which will be built in Hwasung, South Korea, and is expected to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2016.

KIA’s vice president of product planning Orth Hedrick said the following at the launch – “As part of our bold initiative to increase fuel efficiency by 25 percent across the entire Kia model line-up by 2020, a plug-in hybrid was a critical addition to our offering. The Optima HEV adds hybrid efficiency to the standout styling and vehicle dynamics of our all-new Optima, and the PHEV takes things one step further with all-electric range that is among the best in the segment,”

2017

KIA OPTIMA PHEV

9.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery (270VDC / 27.2Ah)

e Range 27mi / 43.2km

Extended range – 600mi / 960km

Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor

Power 66 hp / 50kW

Torque 151.2 lb.ft / 205 N.m

Regenerative Braking System

Level 1 Charge 120V in  9 hours

Level 2 Charge 240V in 3 hours

Combustion Engine – 2.0-liter “Nu” four-cylinder GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)

Transmission –  six-speed automatic 

Max Power 154hp

Max Torque 140lb.ft

Combined Power 202hp / 151kW

Combined Torque 276lb.ft

Combined fuel economy 99MPGe

MSRP to be announced

KIA Optima PHEV International Sales