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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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The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid has been confirmed and will arrive in the second half of 2016. The Korean automaker has announced its plans to equip the new Optima range with more fuel-efficient hybrid models, including a plug-in variant with the ability to travel up to 27 miles on electric power alone. The next-generation Optima […]

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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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Kia’s big on bringing rock n’roll to the Chicago Auto Show – literally. As in years past, the brand brought out a rock band – this year, the band members were all teenage students at a Chicago-area music school – to help usher in its latest new models. This year’s crop of Chicago intros includes […]

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Hybrid technology patent holder Paice and the affiliated Abell Foundation have settled an infringement suit with Hyundai and Kia over technology used in their hybrid Sonata and Optima. After an eight-day jury trial in October, Maryland-based Paice said its suit filed in 2012 over 2011 model year cars was ruled in its favor and it […]

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Over the next three model years, sibling automakers Hyundai and Kia are hedging their bets with seven new battery electrified models and at least one fuel cell vehicle. The strategy includes four hybrids, two plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) for the U.S. market. All seven battery utilizing cars are scheduled to […]

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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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