Friday, March 22, 2013

2013 Kia Optima Hybrid Updated With More Power

The updated 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid has a more robust 47 horsepower electric traction motor, a stronger Hybrid Starter Generator and a more powerful 47 kW Lithium Polymer battery than the previous model producing a combined 199 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 40 lb-ft. The 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid LX starts at an MSRP of $25,900 and the fully loaded EX at an MSRP of $31,950 (excluding destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges). The base model achieves an EPA estimated 36 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 38 mpg combined and the EX model delivers an EPA estimated 35 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 37 mpg combined. The 2013 Optima Hybrid more trunk space due to the repackaging of the vehicle's battery pack. The EX model adds navigation with Rear-Camera Display, an 8-speaker Infinity® audio system, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats and 17-inch wheels. Great looking hybrid that carries a 10-year/150,000 mile hybrid system warranty (excluding PA and WA).