The All-New Kia Optima PHEV is the first plugin hybrid model from Kia, as well as being full of bright ideas, assistive technologies and clever ways to stay connected, the stylish All-New Kia Optima delivers advanced safety and comfort technologies for perfectly stress-free driving
The whole driving experience in the Optima is centred around comfort with buckets of space front and rear. Refined, enhanced and perfected, the All-New Kia Optima delivers full peace of mind and a stress free driving experience. From eye-catching design to state-of-the-art features, the All-New Optima sets a new standard in quality.
The All-New Kia Optima comes with our industry-leading 7 year warranty. It gives you bumper-to-bumper coverage for absolute peace of mind.
The Optima Plug-in Hybrid offers a high level of safety from its lightweight, high-strength body and high levels of passive and active safety, with the maximum possible five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. The bodyshell benefits from the extensive application of Advanced High-Strength Steel, which makes up 51% of the body. This has been used to reinforce the car's A and B-pillars, side sills, roof, floor pan and front wheel arches.
You get a wide range of electronic safety features too, things like Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, High Beam Assist, a Lane Keeping Assist System, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Plus of course all the usual features you'd expect to find on a car of this class, things like alloy wheels, dual-projection headlamps with static cornering lights and LED daytime running lights, UV-reducing tinted solar glass, auto headlamps and wipers, heated power-folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors and an alarm.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and headlights, remote control central locking, dual-zone air conditioning, satellite navigation, all-round electric windows, a ten-speaker 590 watt Harman Kardon stereo, front and rear reversing cameras, cruise control with speed limiter, a wireless phone charger and remote central locking. Seats are black cloth and faux leather with electric four-way lumbar adjustment for the driver’s seat. The steering wheel and gear selector are leather trimmed.
The Optima PHEV is still able to offer a generous 307 litres of luggage space. This model also gets the latest audio-visual navigation functionality, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring DAB digital radio. The monitor features a series of menus to show the car's current EV range, as well as a useful function to locate nearby charging stations. Buyers can also sync in their smartphones using the Apple Car Play or Android Auto systems.
The Optima plug-in hybrid uses the 2.0-liter four-cylinder as its base engine but has a more powerful 67-hp electric motor to give it greater electric-mode performance. With its 9.8-kWh battery pack, the Optima PHEV is said to be able to travel 27 miles on electricity alone, with a total range of more than 600 miles between fill-ups. Features exclusive to the PHEV include an ability to locate charging stations via the navigation system, as well as an option to check vehicle-charge status and schedule charging sessions. Charging the battery takes three hours from a 240-volt charger, or nine hours from a 120-volt charger.
The 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine along with its electric motor has a total of 202bhp, it manages the 0-62mph sprint in 9.4 seconds. The PHEV is good for driving in town and in traffic (gliding silently in EV mode).