Wallpaper Wednesday: Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid
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).
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+