Kia Optima Hybrid Sales Exceeding Expectations

Back in April 2014, Kia Motors America (KMA) reported March sales with a 11.5-percent increase over the same period in 2013 and led by record monthly sales of the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan.

The Optima Hybrid uses the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid powertrain, combining a 2.4-liter engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, and a 30kW electric motor and lightweight lithium polymer batteries to produce a full gasoline-electric hybrid with an estimated 37 miles per US gallon (6.4 L/100 km; 44 mpg-imp) city and 39 miles per US gallon (6.0 L/100 km; 47 mpg-imp) highway.[

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When I asked about the Optima hybrid sales directly, Kia’s response was:

We are very pleased with the reception that the refreshed 2014 Optima Hybrid has received in the market, and we are excited to expand our commitment to clean mobility with the Soul EV later this year.

One thing is for sure. Expect this hybrid electric car on the block for quite some time.IMG_2155.JPG

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