2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Debuts at Chicago Auto Show

By | February 06, 2014
Kia has been rolling out the debuts at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, and in its latest debut the automaker showed off the 2014 Optima Hybrid. This new model draws on the success of the gas-powered version, and will offer its own enhancements, including updated front and rear fascias, new wheel designs, and a unique grille and lighting elements. Kia has added impressive standard safety equipment to the new Optima Hybrid, including driver and passenger advanced front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags. The automaker has also included electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, and hill start assist control. "The Optima Hybrid is an important and integral component of Kia's advanced propulsion story. 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," said Orth Hedrick, vice president of producing planning, KMA, in a recent statement.
The new model will be offered in the EX and LX trims, and will offer increased fuel efficiency with the addition of the 47-horsepower electric traction motor, and 47kWh lithium polymer battery. Only available on the new 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid is an optional white leather package. The new model also features the standard 4.3-inch LCD instrument cluster or optional high-res 8-inch navigation and telematics screen, along with UVO eServices and an Infinity sound system. Source: Kia