Kia Optima

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Kia Optima Hybrid

Auto Show Los Angeles presented a hybrid version of the Kia Optima.

The hybrid version of the Optima uses the 2.4-liter Theta II gasoline engine and an electric motor with a capacity of 30kW. The transmission is a six speed automatic, and the total system capacity reaches 206 hp The car is equipped with a lithium-polymer

Kia Optima

2012 Kia Optima

battery, whose weight does not exceed 44 kg.

Kia Optima Hybrid can run on electricity alone at speeds up to 100 km / h The maximum speed reached 200 km / h and acceleration 0-100 km / h 9.5 seconds are required. Average fuel consumption is within 5.2 liters per 100 kilometers.

The hybrid version of the Optima can be recognized by the chrome exhaust pipes, side mirrors with integrated turn signals and special 16-inch wheels.

Kia Optima Hybrid is better equipped than Toyota Prius

Kia Optima Hybrid – the first hybrid models. The vehicle will be in showrooms next month and is called “Optima” chance – its features are as exciting as the name suggests.

We’ll start with the basics: the value of the price of $ 26.500 (36300 lev), you get a car that is actually less expensive and more of the best-selling hybrid Toyota Prius. So this is a good offer from the start. For this price you get a car that works with LG Chem lithium-ion batteries of the modern generation can achieve fuel consumption of 7/100 and 5.5/100 in the city beyond.

Kia Optima

2012 Kia Optima 1.7 CRDI EcoDynamics

There are a bunch of other features that includes this hybrid coming as a surprise: in pure electric mode allows up to 100 km / h, the engine stops when the battery charge remain with weak to prevent damage, and offers an array of cool features (start button, rear reading lamps, heated mirrors, seats that are heated and cooled, ski rack, running through them).

Besides the standard traction control and control a hill, Optima has a pre-recorded engine sound, which you can not find in any other car, even with electric .. This may sound funny, but in reality is quite useful to prevent accidents: sound activated when the car is pure electric mode, to attract people’s attention, warning that the car is near.

The enhanced entertainment system prevents annoying, but gives even more rights: the right to “hands-free”, the driver enjoys a unique technology of communication. All you have to do is give commands verbally and information system activates itself, allowing it to hold calls and text messages with someone, just saying a few words.

Kia Optima

2012 Kia Optima

Finally, the guarantee system of Kia Optima is not negligible. If you decide to insure your car for 5 years, you have two options: you can either get basic warranty 100,000 km or 160,000 km warranty on the car. If you are looking for longer provide, then you can extend the warranty 160,000 km mileage by an additional 10 years.

Kia experienced record for fuel economy with Kia Optima

Two enthusiastic motorists prepare to enter the Guinness Book of Records in an attempt to register the most economical management Kia Optima hybrid car with gasoline engine. For this purpose, Wayne Gerdes and his colleague and friend Chris Bernius will travel the distance of 8,000 miles in the United States equipped with standard Kia Optima Hybrid sedan.

The tour starts today, the production base of Kia in West Point, Georgia. Experimentalist will move clockwise, passing through all 48 states in 16 days, scheduled to finish in Southern California on Sept. 10.

Kia Optima

2012 Kia Optima

Kia fans can watch live experience for fuel economy record using Twitter feed (@ Kia_Motors) and specially designed Facebook page: Photos, videos and comments will be updated daily. Facebook page to inform visitors about the details of the route characteristics of data and Kia Optima Hybrid and tips for efficient driving.

Executive Vice President and COO of Kia Motors Corporation, Mr. Thomas Oh, said: “Fuel consumption is crucial for car consumers and Kia Optima Hybrid is one of the latest models in the range, the brand designed and constructed specifically to meet the requirement of customers. Tour of 8000 miles is extremely challenging, but I am convinced that Optima will allow setting a new record in Guinness with remarkable fuel economy under all driving conditions. ”

Optima Hybrid is the first Kia model to the U.S. market, which is distributed in the region in June this year at a price of $ 26500. The European version, which combines an electric motor with a 2.0-liter petrol engine will be available from 2012.

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