By Rob Walker
The bold, sleek, and innovating 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid is an eclectic fusion between enhanced design, top grade fuel efficiency, progressive technology, and well-engineered mechanical reliability. The hybrid sedan can be found in the EX standard trim and more premium LX trim. As said by Kia’s Vice President of Product Planning Orth Hedrick himself, “It’s unique in its segment because it not only gives owners savings at the gas pump and a smaller carbon foot print, but it also delivers world class design, robust performance, and an upscale personality, making it a truly attractive and well-rounded hybrid offer.” Not surprisingly, the Optima Hybrid has received with wide popularity from many reviews since its debut at the Chicago Motor Show. Much of this can be contributed to the upgrades it has received on it’s already award winning 2013 predecessor.
Under the hood is a 47 HP electric traction motor, a Hybrid Start Generator, as well as a 47 kW lithium ion battery. This insures a smooth and pleasant ride with exceptional fuel efficiency. Combined with the gas engine the 2014 Hybrid Optima carries 199 horsepower and 235 lb per feet of torque. The sedan gets an estimated 36 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway.
Many details of the cars design has been highly optimized for enhanced fuel efficiency with the performance to match. Thus Kia has revamped the bold and sport like features on the gasoline 2014 Optima for the hybrid model for increased fuel efficiency. One component of this is the extra vents on the one of a kind front bumper which reduces drag and increases airflow. Even the alloy wheels which come in sizes 16 or 17 inches are more aerodynamic and light weight. The exterior also boasts unique and exclusive front LED lighting, along with as well as specialized hybrid fender badges.
The interior cabin has a wide assortment of sophisticated and advanced technological amenities for both drivers and passengers to enjoy. The seats are comfortable and can be requested in white leather as an optional package. For the driver, there is a push button ignition which not only starts the car, but turns on the 4.3 inch LCD TFT instrument screen. There is an optional 8-inch navigation and telematics screen available which is equipped with UVO e-services, 8-speaker Infinity sound system, SiriusXM traffic, Satellite radio and many more features to ensure a safe and pleasurable experience for drivers and passengers.
The 2014 Optima Hybrid’s technology and sophistication was executed without compromising safety. The hybrid sedan is well equipped with many advanced safety features that helps prevent accidents and help keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of an accident. This includes Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control System, Hill Assist Control, front and front seat airbags, curtain side full airbags, as well as four-wheel AntiBrake Lock System.
In conclusion the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid remains as the premier option for a safe, reliable, stylish, and fuel efficient sedan that is driven by technology. It lives up and establishes the industry’s standard for a midsize sedan, meeting the needs of drivers everywhere. The 2014 Optima Hybrid starts at only $21,500, making this extraordinary vehicle available to ordinary people.
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