Kia Optima: SW and PHEV hybrid variants in Geneva
The first version of the Kia Optima, despite its highly successful line, had a little trouble to get a place on the European market, especially in a segment generalists sedans increasingly abandoned by customers. Thus for the second generation , the Korean company has decided to give his family a maximum of assets. Starting with this new wagon body, whose importance appears paramount in our market.
Very successful in terms of style, with its slender line that stretches over 4.86 m, this Optima SW offers more interesting volumes, with a trunk with a capacity of 553 liters. If one stays away from Skoda Superb Combi and Volkswagen Passat Estate (660 and 650 liters), remarkable on this point, a Peugeot 508 SW or Opel Insignia Sports Tourer are exceeded, with respectively 512 and 540 liters. The bench split into three parts and the electric opening tailgate also participate in the modularity of this break Optima.
Like the sedan, the wagon will be available in France with 1.7 CRDi diesel unit to 141 hp, while on other markets 2.O CVVL petrol and 163 hp 2.0 T-GDi 245 hp will also be in the catalog. Finally, Kia takes advantage of the Geneva salon to also introduce the plug-in hybrid PHEV variant. Combining an electric motor with 68 hp to 2.0 GDi of 156 hp, it offers a combined output of 205 hp and allows travel up to 54 km in all-electric mode. The combined fuel consumption of this hybrid sedan is not yet disclosed but the target for CO2 emissions of 37 g / km.
You can discover in detail these two new break and hybrid versions of the Kia Optima at the Geneva show, which opens on 1 March.