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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,”



KIA Optima PHEV Specs 2017 2018 Battery Chemistry Battery Capacity kWh 9.8 Battery Nominal rating kWh 7.3 Voltage V 270 Amps Ah 27.2 Cells Modules Weight (kg) Cell Type SOC Cooling Cycles Battery Type Depth of Discharge (DOD) Energy Density Wh/kg Battery Manufacturer Battery Warranty - years Battery Warranty - km Battery Warranty - miles Battery Electric Range - at constant 38mph Battery Electric Range - at constant 60km/h Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi 33 Battery Electric Range - NEDC km 52.8 Battery Electric Range - CCM Mi Battery Electric Range - CCM km Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi 29 Battery Electric Range - EPA km 46.4 Electric Top Speed - mph 75 Electric Top Speed - km/h 120 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec Acceleration 0 - 50km/h sec Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec Acceleration 0 - 60mph sec Acceleration 0 - 37.2mph sec Wireless Charging Direct Current Fast Charge kW Onboard Charger kW 3.7 Charger Efficiency Charging Cord - amps Charging Cord - volts LV 1 Charge kW LV 1 Charge Time (Hours) 9 LV 2 Charge kW LV 2 Charge Time (Hours) 3 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW LV 3 Charge Time (min to 70%) LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%) LV 3 Charge Time (mi) LV 3 Charge Time (km) Charging System kW Charger Output Charge Connector Power Outlet kW Power Outlet Amps MPGe Combined - miles 99 MPGe Combined - km MPGe City - miles MPGe City - km MPGe Highway - miles MPGe Highway - km Max Power - hp 66 Max Power - kW 50 Max Torque - lb.ft 151 Max Torque - N.m 205 Drivetrain Generator Electric Motor - Front Electric Motor - Rear Motor Type Electric Motor Output kW Electric Motor Output hp Electric Motor Transmission Energy Consumption kWh/100km Energy Consumption kWh/100miles Deposit Lease pm Battery Lease per month EU MSRP (before incentives & destination) € 40,490.00 GB MSRP (before incentives & destination) £33,995.00 US MSRP (before incentives & destination) $35,210.00 MSRP after incentives Vehicle Trims Doors 4 Seating 5 Dimensions Fuel tank (gal) Fuel tank (L) Luggage (L) 368.1184 GVWR (kg) GVWR (lbs) Curb Weight (kg) 1705 Curb Weight (lbs) 3758.8771 Payload Capacity (kg) Payload Capacity (lbs) Towing Capacity (lbs) Max Load Height (m) Ground Clearance (inc) Ground Clearance (mm) Lenght (mm) 4855 Width (mm) 1860 Height (mm) 1470 Wheelbase (mm) 2805 Lenght (inc) 191.0 Width (inc) 73.2 Height (inc) 57.8 Wheelbase (inc) 110.3 Combustion 2.0-liter “Nu” four-cylinder GDI Extended Range - mile 600 Extended Range - km 960 ICE Max Power - hp 154 ICE Max Power - kW ICE Max Torque - lb.ft 140 ICE Max Torque - N.m ICE Top speed - mph ICE Top speed - km/h ICE Acceleration 0 - 50km/h sec ICE Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec ICE Acceleration 0 - 60mph sec ICE MPGe Combined - miles ICE MPGe Combined - km ICE MPGe City - miles ICE MPGe City - km ICE MPGe Highway - miles ICE MPGe Highway - km ICE Transmission ICE Fuel Consumption l/100km ICE MPG Fuel Efficiency ICE Emission Rating ICE Emissions CO2/mi grams ICE Emissions CO2/km grams 37 Total System Total Output kW 151 Total Output hp 202 Total Tourque lb.ft 276 Total Tourque N.m MPGe Electric Only - miles Fuel Consumption l/100km Emission Rating Other Utility Factor Auto Show Unveil Chicago Auto Show Market Segment Reveal Date Class Safety Level Unveiled 2016 Relaunch First Delivery Chassis designed Based On AKA Self-Driving System SAE Autonomous Level Connectivity Unique Extras Incentives Home Charge Installation Public Charging Subsidy



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