2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Kia Optima Hybrid Redesign. 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid is one brand new car from Kia that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid.
Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan as one of three eco-friendly Kia vehicles introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The 2014 Optima Hybrid builds upon the advancements of its award-winning gas-powered sibling, which went on sale in late-fall of 2013. Debuting 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, the 2014 Optima Hybrid improves upon its predecessor, which was named one of the “Top 11 Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans for 2013″ by Edmunds.com.
“The Optima Hybrid is an important and integral component of Kia’s advanced propulsion story,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA. “It’s unique in its segment because it not only gives owners savings at the gas pump and a smaller carbon footprint, but it also delivers world-class design, robust performance and an upscale personality, making it a truly attractive and well-rounded hybrid offer.”
The new exterior features many of the same visual upgrades that the standard Optima sedan was gifted a few months ago, but with some added Hybrid punch.
A unique front bumper is loaded with extra vents that reduce drag and increase airflow around the car. The all-new wheel designs are more aerodynamic to reduce drag and they weigh less than the outgoing models. Hybrid-exclusive LED lighting and a bespoke grille finish out the defining visual features.
2014 Kia Optima Hybrid – Exterior Dimensions:
The dynamic and sporty design upgrades on the gasoline-powered 2014 Optima are retooled for the Hybrid to increase fuel efficiency. Contributing to improved aerodynamics are a series of additional vents in the Optima Hybrid’s unique front bumper, increasing airflow and reducing drag. Newly designed and more aerodynamic 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels (LX and EX, respectively) reduce weight and drag while superbly integrating with the Optima’s eye-catching new design elements.
In addition to those elements designed with fuel efficiency in mind, the 2014 Optima Hybrid also boasts a unique new front grille design, Hybrid-exclusive front LED lighting, new Hybrid fender badges and an attractive and upscale optional white leather package. Technological improvements to the gasoline-powered 2014 Optima carryover within the cabin of the Optima Hybrid, as drivers are greeted with more upscale and high-tech amenities. Activating the Optima’s push button ignition brings two displays to life: a 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster and optional high-resolution 8-inch navigation and telematics screen, featuring UVO eServices, an 8-speaker Infinity® sound system, HD Radio™®, SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio4 and SiriusXM Traffic™.
The interior has a more upscale feel, thanks to high tech extras like push-button start, LCD instrument cluster, and an available eight-inch navigation unit. That eight-inch unit comes with UVO eServices, HD Radio compatibility, SiriusXM satellite radio and SiriusXM traffic. An eight-speaker sound system from Infinity is also included with the navigation.
The heart of the new Optima Hybrid combines a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with a 47-horsepower electric traction motor. The result is a combined 199 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission available is a 6-speed automatic.
The electric power for that hybrid motor is stored in a high-tech lithium polymer battery with a 47 kW power output. Lithium polymer is far more expensive than other battery types, but it has distinct advantages in size, weight and power density. The whole battery that powers the new Optima Hybrid only weighs 91 pounds.