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.
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.