2019 Kia Optima Hybrid | Kia of Auburn
2019 Kia Optima Hybrid
The Kia Optima has been in production since 2000 and is manufactured by Korean-based Kia Motors. The fourth generation of the mid-size car is in production since 2015, and the plug-in Hybrid variant was launched in 2016. An array of safety and luxury features, quiet interiors, and plenty of cargo space make this car a highly desirable one.
If you are interested in taking a closer look at the 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid, here are some of the highlights of the vehicle.
Advanced hybrid system With an advanced hybrid system, the vehicle smartly switches between the gas engine and electric motor to match current driving conditions. While electric power is used exclusively in low-speed driving and during start-up, it switches to a combination of both electric and gas systems during full acceleration. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the fuel economy of the Kia Optima at 39 mpg within the city and 45 mpg for the highway, and a combined efficiency of 41 mpg. This makes the Kia Optima an ideal car to take long drives without frequent pump stops.
Optimal savings on energy Several energy-saving features added in 2019 Kia Optima combine to boost fuel efficiency and economy. These include the Active Air flap system that closes front air flow while cruising at specific temperatures and speeds to minimize wind noise and to boost efficiency. The Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine also optimizes efficiency while the lithium polymer battery’s lightweight design and high-density provide 13 percent more power and energy. The battery is recharged every time with deceleration using the kinetic energy. These are some of the reasons why the fuel efficiency of the Optima is above average when compared to other mid-size cars.
Striking exterior A stylish front end is enhanced with the tiger-nose grille, while LED headlights and a distinct front bumper add to the charm of the 2019 Kia Optima. Auto-dimming, Dynamic Bending Light (DBL), and High Beam Assist (HBA) that is self-adjusting are some of the advanced technology that improves night driving comfort.
A host of driver assistance features are standard including blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross traffic alert that make for a relaxed, safe, and enjoyable ride.