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Kia Optima Hybrid Gets $27,250 Price Tag

Kia Optima Hybrid

Remember the Kia Optima Hybrid? Well, it now has an official base price of $26,250. Revealed last year during the Los Angeles Auto Show, it is the sister model of Hyundai’s Sonata Hybrid and has the same hybrid powertrain. The car is expected to hit the U.S. dealerships in June and is going to be a little bit more expensive than the Sonata, which is priced from $25,795.

The hybrid configuration of the Optima features a modified Theta II 2.4-liter engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle, producing 166 hp and a peak torque of 151 lb.-ft. This 4-cylinder gasoline power unit is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and an electric motor that generates 40 hp (30 kW) and 151 lb.-ft of torque. Running the car in hybrid mode, the combined power reaches 206 hp and 195.4 lb.-ft of torque. The hybrid package is completed by the lithium polymer batteries developed by LG Chem. The Korean automaker says that the car can return 35 mpg in the city and 40 mpg while on the highway.

The base model comes with a push-button start, dual-zone automatic temperature control (with rear vents), 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, Kia’s UVO-powered by Microsoft hands-free, infotainment and communication systems, along with 16-inch alloy rims.

The Hybrid Premium Technology Package will set you back another $5,000 and brings 17-inch wheels, panoramic sunroof, driver’s seat memory, 4-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat, heated steering wheel and rear seats, heated & cooled front seats, auto dimming rear view mirror, a navigation system that sports a backup camera, 8-speaker Infinity sound system and HID headlamps with automatic leveling.

Source: Kia via Carscoop


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