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The 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid was revealed Thursday in Chicago. Unveiled as one of three eco-friendly Kia vehicles introduced at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan debuted with its own exclusive enhancements, including front and rear fascia updates designed to increase aerodynamic efficiency, new wheel designs, and unique grille and lighting elements. […]

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Yesterday, Kia officially launched the all–new 2011 Optima midsize sedan—and revealed that a hybrid version will be offered next year. The Optima, a lower priced variant of the mid-size Hyundai Sonata, is earning rave reviews. Motor Trend said the Optima has “all the goods it needs to go toe-to-toe with segment leaders, and hot looks […]

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This week in Paris Kia will showcase its mild hybrid diesel “Optima T-Hybrid” which it first previewed March this year in Geneva. Powered by the company’s production 1.7-liter CRDi turbo diesel, Kia has paired a 48-volt battery and small electric motor which it says allows limited pure EV driving at low speeds and when cruising. […]

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A quick scan of the Internet will lead you to written and video reviews of the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid, but you may want to take these with a grain of salt. They were all done based on the 2012 model year car on the assumption the model would carry forth with no changes. However, […]

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Kia Motors America announced today that its first hybrid, the 2011 Optima Hybrid, will be priced at $26,500. The Optima Hybrid, with an expected rating of 35 miles per gallon in the city and 40 on the highway, goes on sale in June. The gas-electric Optima shares its hybrid system with the Hyundai Sonata, which […]

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Just three days after Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay $350 million in penalties for what the U.S. government alleged was fudging EPA mpg scores the companies said by 2020 they’d beat South Korea, the United States and Europe regs by 25 percent. Yesterday Hyundai and its affiliate Kia said the mandate was already in […]

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If things go as planned, the days of Honda’s hybrids playing second fiddle to Toyota may be coming to an end. The 2014 Accord Hybrid will be launched the last day of this month, and its full hybrid technology innovates beyond the class-leading Toyota Camry Hybrid by enough of a margin that mainstream media have […]

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Ford said today it delivered its best hybrid sales quarter ever in the first quarter of 2013 with sales totaling 21,080 vehicles – marking the first time Ford has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter. Ford’s hybrid sales were up 324 percent nationally over 2012, achieving 16 percent share of the electrified vehicle […]

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It’s already two months into the calendar year, and several months since automakers have revealed their 2013 offerings, but Hyundai says it will soon launch a significantly revised 2013 Sonata Hybrid. The vehicle has been a sportier competitor to the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid offering swoopy styling, the best power-to-weight ratio, and […]

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Fancy a superhero-themed hybrid car? Kia went for it. Kia Motors America (KMA) said it has teamed up with DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine to create an Optima Hybrid inspired by Superman’s strength and unwavering care for planet Earth. Unveiled yesterday at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, this Optima Hybrid  is the continuation of […]

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