2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid Release Date
When Kia debuted the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid they also revealed the all-new 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid. While the Kia Optima Hybrid was first introduced in 2016, the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid is an all-new model. The Optima Plug-in Hybrid will be available in one trim, EX, and will arrive at dealerships in the forth quarter of this year. The 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid has an estimated 600 miles of total driving range and it features a 9.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack, which produces roughly 60 percent more energy output than the battery pack found on the Optima’s hybrid system, and is estimated to achieve 27 miles in full EV mode.
The 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid offers the same styling as the redesigned Optima but it offers distinctive design features and exterior attributes that differentiate it from the gas-powered models. The Optima Plug-in Hybrid features an active grille, which automatically opens and closes at high and low speeds which improves aerodynamics and optimizes engine bay cooling. Styling differences include model-specific front air curtain, a beveled rear bumper, a rear diffuser designed to streamline airflow and an aerodynamic alloy-wheel design.
2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid Technology Features
The new Optima Plug-in Hybrid features intelligent technology features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking which will bring the vehicle to a complete stop to potentially avoid a collision or reduce damage. Other driver assistance systems include, Blind Spot Detection, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System and Front Collision Warning System. The Optima Plug-in Hybrid will also feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with its UVO services.
The 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid brings to Kia’s hybrid lineup a plug-in version which promises the superior and luxurious styling of the Optima with added technology and safety features and of course great fuel economy ratings. Check back at our blog for updated information on the new 2017 Optima Plug-in Hybrid as it becomes available.