The 2017 redesigned Kia Optima Hybrid debuted at the Chicago Auto Show (2016). This redesigned car looks set to erase the many reasons buyers have given for not going for the model during its first launch. It will be available this fall from El Paso Texas dealerships.
Power Trains and Performance
With the 2017 model, you will be benefiting from an immense 154-horsepower that powers direct-injection 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Additionally, there is a 38-kW electric motor system combined with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. Your hybrid system power amounts to an impressive 193 horsepower in total.
A key improvement is the polymer battery pack made of lithium-ion that is more power-rich, and is now entirely residing underneath your trunk. This not only provides you with a more conventional trunk space, but it also allows for a convenient 60/40-split-folding rear seat. This accords the Optima a significant advantage over other similar sedans.
When you compare the 2017 model to the outgoing car, the new one comes with greatly improved handling. The ride is far quieter, the car has a more refined demeanor, and the cabin is now finely detailed. The seats have also seen some improvements, with better support for your thighs, particularly in the case of the front seats.
Kia has targeted a 10-percent improvement for the 2017 Optima in terms of fuel economy over the earlier model. This is rated at 38 mpg combined (40 highway, 36 mpg city). Position yourself to get this upgraded car from the nearest El Paso, Texas dealership offering the Kia Optima today.