Wallpaper Wednesday: Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

SEP 28 2016 BY MARK KANE 6

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

The Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid is approaching its sales debut, further expanding the fairly extensive plug-in product line-up on the market today (anyone remember 2011?).

The Kia has a 9.8 kWh battery, that gives an expected 27 miles/43 km real work range (EPA estimate).

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

The electric motor is just 50 kW, and probably won’t impress to many while under electric power only, but for sure there will be consumers for these kind of cars (concerned more about efficiency that performance), and the Kia brand.

Also of note:  Check out Kia’s new ad spot for the Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Sister-car, the Hyundai Sonata PHEV has notched about 2,000 sales in U.S. (IEVs estimation) through the first 8 months, averaging about 250 per month.  Given that Kia generally sell about 15% less vehicles each month than the Hyundai brand, it seems reasonable to assume ~200 Optima Plug-In Hybrid sales per month.

So, if you like the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, here is few high-res shots for desktop use.  We now expect literally dozens of office monitors around the world to be graced with the new plug-in Kia.

*Images can be enlarged to 2,560 x 1,700+

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid (wallpaper 2,560 x 1,700+)

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6 Comments on "Wallpaper Wednesday: Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid"

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Just test drove a used Sonata PHEV, they are not available new in my state. Personally I found it disappointing, the transition from ICE to EV is loud and cumbersome. On a positive note, it has much better trunk space than the Fusion.

Maybe I should temper my comments with the fact that I drove our i3 to the dealer lot. We are still looking for the family road trip car, to replace my 4runner.

Malibu Hybrid? Accord Hybrid?

I mean for a road trip, a short EV range PHEV is just carrying a heavy battery.

Since you got i3 for short trips already.

Lollllll no thanks

No one ever dreamed of owning a Kia lololololol

In a world where some people get dressed up as soft toys before making love anything is possible.

and google saves the day again:

https://davethecarguy.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/when-last-did-you-lust-over-a-kia/

and who’s laughing now! Probably not Dave the car guy, I should imagine he is somewhere being sensible in his 1.6l, turbo charged pimped up Kia.

Naught stranger than folk.

KIA is unfortunately 2-3 years behind the track v.s. Chevy Volt,BMW i3……..disappointing,although we stil love our 2013 Optima Hybrid,but wouldn,t buy this version !