The Optima hybrid combines a 2.4-litre petrol engine with 30kW electric motor
18 November 2010

The Kia Optima hybrid has made its debut at the LA motor show today.

Kia’s new hybrid saloon features a 2.4-litre petrol engine with 30kW electric motor - producing 40bhp - and it can run as a pure electric up to 62mph. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

See official pics of the Kia Optima hybrid - now updated with LA show pics

Top speed is reached at 121mph and it will hit 62mph in 9.2sec with economy figures of 45mpg, the company claims.

Exterior features include chrome-tipped exhaust, wing-mirror-integrated indicators and 16-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, an ‘Eco guide’ promotes economical driving and satellite navigation comes as standard.

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