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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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NEW YORK – Kia Motors America released a refreshed version of its Optima today, with a focus on bringing more luxury and comfort to the 2016 sedan. Most changes are subtle. Unlike other releases at the New York Auto Show (like the chiseled new look Lexus gave its RX crossover), the Optima’s modifications are mostly […]

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Kia unveiled the Sportspace at the 85th Annual Geneva Motor Show, a sleek wagon-like concept that is powered by a diesel-hybrid powertrain. The Sportspace concept is powered by the latest evolution of Kia’s diesel-electric T-Hybrid system, previously seen on the Optima T-Hybrid concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Kia explained the 1.7-liter diesel engine […]

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After a two-year investigation into Hyundai and Kia for exaggerating fuel economy ratings, a federal judge approved a record-breaking fine this week but didn’t set aside extra funds for electric vehicle programs. In all, the mpg overstatements will cost the Korean automakers $755 million. Almost half of that is a $360 million fine from the […]

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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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