2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Plug-In Auto Show Debut and Features
We’ve already gotten you up to speed on the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid utility vehicle. But now we’ll finish the picture for Kia’s aggressive, smart move toward a more fuel-efficient, environmentally-conscious line in the coming years with news and images from the global debut of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid.
Read on to see exclusive images we’ve taken from the Chicago Auto Show and learn about features of this spacious, feature-filled, eco-friendly sedan.
What Sets the 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid Apart from the Standard Optima Sedan
You’ll plug into performance with this sedan. Here’s a few flourishes that set the Optima Plug-In Hybrid apart from the regular Optima. Both, however, are spacious, luxurious sedans with an affordable starting price at dealerships like Friendly Kia.
- Combination gas engine / electric motor with 154 net HP.
- 600 miles of driving range.
- More than 30 UVO telematics features, the most of any Kia vehicle. Here’s but a few of the nice features:
- Remote start/stop, remote presets of interior temperature.
- Connection with cool music apps like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
- Front grille which opens and closes, depending on car speed, to improve aerodynamics and engine cooling.
- Distinct instrument panel cluster.
- Specially-designed alloy wheels.
Release Date of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid
You’ll be able to see the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid on the dealership lot in the fourth quarter of 2016. However, if you want a vehicle that is very close in style and temperament to the Plug-In, then the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid will be on the lot in the summer of 2016.
Both the Optima Hybrid and the Optima Plug-In Hybrid are combining with the 2017 Kia Niro HUV to form a triumvirate of new green vehicles that reduce emissions under Kia’s EcoDynamics sub-brand. If that wasn’t exciting enough, by 2020, there will be other new and exciting additions to the green vehicles on Kia lots. Stay tuned for updates.
Get a Closer Look at Kia’s Growing Hybrid Family at the Dealership
If you’d like more information about Kia’s line of hybrids and this awesome move towards becoming more eco-friendly, come visit us here at the Friendly Kia blog. We will keep you posted on news and model releases, as well as local events, as they happen. Friendly Kia is located at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, Florida, and we serve the area from Spring Hill and Trinity to the greater Tampa-St. Pete area, including Clearwater, and beyond.
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