The Kia Optima will have these versions of car: combustion car, plug-in hybrid car and a conventional hybrid car.
The Kia Optima PHEV has been launched at the Chicago being held during these days. A plug-in hybrid with 43 kilometers of electric range to hit the European market in 2016.
Kia is making great efforts to launch sustainable electric vehicles as announced in its five-year plan, which was postulated as the market leader of green vehicles. A plan with three milestones: the Kia Optima PHEV, the Kia Niro and Kia VEGF. Of the three cars, the Optima is one of the most interesting cars to hit the market this 2016. Kia Niro also presented in Chicago is a conventional hybrid that favors the reduction of emissions and the hydrogen-powered, Kia VEGF, you are not expected until 2020.
The Kia Optima PHEV combines a 2-liter gasoline and 154 hp with an electric motor of 50 kW (67 hp). The total capacity of the drive system is 202 hp. The transmission of power to the wheels is via a six-speed automatic transmission. Kia Optima has 43 kilometers of electric range and 202 horsepower
The battery of Kia Optima, located under the rear seat, has a capacity of 9.8 kWh. Kia says it is capable of traveling 43 kilometers in electric mode, nothing exceptional, even below the usual 50 kilometers announces competition in the current low market plug-in hybrids. Recharging this battery of Kia Optima requires three hours.
In the cycle of American approval, EPA, the average consumption of this plug-in hybrid (Kia Optima) is 5.88 l / 100 km, a figure that will surely reduce consumption.
The Kia Optima PHEV will be accompanied by a conventional hybrid version, so that the buyer can choose from three engines, including combustion. It has an output of 193 hp generated by a 2-liter engine will consume 10% less fuel than thermal versions. The marketing of these electric cars is expected in Europe this year.
The new Kia Optima car PHEV presented in Chicago