2015 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID: Kia Motors America unveiled the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan on Feb. 6th during the 106th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. The ‘14 Optima Hybrid builds upon the advancements of its award-winning gas-powered sibling. Debuting with its own exclusive enhancements, the Optima Hybrid includes front and rear fascia updates, new wheel designs, and a series of additional vents in the Optima Hybrid’s unique front bumper, increasing airflow and reducing drag. Newly designed and more aerodynamic 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels (LX and EX, respectively) reduce weight and drag while superbly integrating with the Optima’s eye-catching new design elements. Available in LX and EX trims, the ‘14 Optima Hybrid features carryover refinements for smoothness and drivability, including a robust 47 HP electric traction motor, a strong Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) and a powerful 47 kW lithium polymer battery. The combined gas-electric 199 horsepower rating and combined 235 lb.-ft. of torque remain, resulting in a responsive and enjoyable driving experience. Hybrid-exclusive front LED lighting, new Hybrid fender badges and an attractive and upscale optional white leather package make this model a standout. Technological improvements within the cabin of the Optima Hybrid are more upscale and high-tech amenities. Activating the Optima’s push button ignition brings two displays to life: a 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster and optional high-resolution 8-inch navigation and telematics screen, featuring UVO eServices, an 8-speaker Infinity sound system, HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic.
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