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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, Photos, Info, News, Price

September 12, 2016

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid comes with improved ride and handling, a far quieter and the cabin will be finely detailed, offered in two powerful variations.

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2017 Kia Optima Redesign

2017 Kia Optima 2017 have a tiger nose etched in the mask. With this change the grille will certainly be bigger and also reshaped. At the corners of the front fascia, we see the exact same vents that we saw on the Sportspace concept– they are tall as well as slim, and also horizontally divided in the center. Tiger nose will certainly also have an influence on the look of new modern LEDs lighting who will be a part of new equipment. To optimize aerodynamics, they added active grille shutters, special wheels, and a beveled rear bumper to. 2017 Kia Optima will come with new and elegant interior. Seats have a better thigh support. Also, cabin will be super-quiet. 8-inch touchscreen and adaptive cruise control are on horizontal dashboard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The infotainment will be updated and it will include Google Voice Recognition Local Search. New system will have ability to find charging stations with the PHEV. This great car will be offered in standard and EX trims and with new “Eco-DAS” driving assistant.

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and the Optima plug-in Hybrid Engine, Specs and MPG

2017 Kia Optima engines – Hybrid and the plug-in Hybrid are very similar. Producer’s hybrid powertrain improvements will start with the new 2.0-liter direct-injected inline 4 with 154 hp with combined an electric motor of 51 horses for the whole system capacity of a 193 hp at 6000 rpm. As for the fuel economy, it is expected to rise by 10 %, which will put its EPA combined number somewhere in the low-40-mpg range. The oil pump is electric, which will help to optimize engine efficiency by 20%. Model plug-in Hybrid will use the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder as its base engine. But it will have more powerful 67-horsepower electric motor, which will give it greater electric-mode performance. With its 9.8-kWh battery pack it will be able to travel 27 miles on electricity alone. Charging the battery takes three hours from a 240-volt charger or nine hours through 120-volt charger. All engines will be matched to a six rate automatic or six rate hands-on water-cooled gearbox.

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2017 Kia Optima Release date and Price

2017 Kia Optima released date is expected at second half 2017. Price range of the new Hybrid model will be $25.000-$30.000 and for the plug-in Hybrid, price will be about $35.000. Competitors will be 2017 Ford Fusion Energy, 2017 Nissan Altima and the Chevrolet Volt.

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