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HYBRID FUTURE PLANNED FOR NEXT GENERATION KIA OPTIMA

Discussion in 'General Kia EV Discussion' started by PHunter, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. PHunter

    PHunter Atilla

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    So the Hybrid Optima will come to the UK as PHEV and non-plugin Newspress

    It will have a 50kW electric motor, 9.8kWh battery and 156PS ICE driving through a 6 speed auto. I'd rather it was electric drive only with a REx, but I think other Kias are on the way with all sorts of drivetrains:
    "This expanded range of low-emissions vehicles will encompass a wide range of advanced powertrains, from hybrids and plug-in hybrids to battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. The Kia Optima PHEV’s high capacity lithium-polymer battery pack and transmission-mounted electric motor will be re-engineered for use across other Kia vehicles in future, while the brand is set to launch an all-new hybrid model in 2016."
     
  2. Tim Ostler

    Tim Ostler Well-Known Member

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  3. lesharkytect

    lesharkytect Member

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    What a shame:(

    It's like almost giving up smoking!
     
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    Tim Ostler Well-Known Member

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