2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

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2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

19 2012 03:41:00

Kia Motors (KMA) is one of the automotive industry s fuel economy leaders, and position was strengthened with the of the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid, the s first hybrid vehicle in the

Designed to appeal to consumers for a stylish and well-appointed sedan does not sacrifice style, performance or value for fuel the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid the same combination of head-turning and modern amenities that critical and consumer acclaim for the following its debut, and adds a fuel-efficient drivetrain and state-of-the-art battery pack to deliver up to 35 per gallon (mpg) in the city and a 40 mpg2 on the highway.

Available in two base model or with an Hybrid Premium and Technology all 2012 Optima Hybrid offer several features, distinctive designs for the front and headlamps and 16-inch alloy fog lamps, heated outside front and rear lower and side sills and LED tail design.

For 2012 the Optima builds on an already solid with the addition of HD Radio and folding outside mirrors to the Premium and Technology Package.

Hybrid Powertrain

All 2012 Hybrid models feature a hybrid powertrain with a four-cylinder Atkinson cycle gas that produces 166 horsepower by a wet clutch to an Interior Permanent (IPM) synchronous electric producing 40 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of up to 1,400 rpm (in full-electric mode The advanced powertrain, mated to an six-speed automatic transmission, 35 miles per gallon in the city and up to a 40 miles per gallon on the highway. The parallel hybrid system can be in zero emission, full-electric mode at speeds up to 62 miles per or in blended gas-electric mode at any

When the car comes to a stop and the load is low, the engine off to completely eliminate idle consumption and emissions.

To power the motor, the Optima Hybrid a state-of-the-art, air-cooled 270V (Li-PB) battery. Developed in with LG Chem, Li-PB offers an optimum balance of delivery, energy density, and thermal stability. Compared to used nickel metal systems, Kia’s Li-PB is 20-30 percent lighter, 40 percent less volume, is 10 more efficient, offers two the power density, and holds a 25 percent longer than comparable competitor systems.

At only 95 pounds, the battery is extremely durable with coverage for up to 10 years or 150,000

Sleek and Aerodynamic Exterior

the performance-oriented yet refined aesthetic of its siblings, the Optima Hybrid’s design combines a sleek and aggressive stance with elements that evoke and communicate the Kia Motors’ philosophy of stylish and fun-to-drive vehicles. In with Kia’s visual the Optima Hybrid proudly a unique hybrid-specific black and chrome version of the brand’s tabbed front grille. millimeters lower than the Optima, the vehicle’s coupe-like is accentuated by a sweeping chrome arc flows seamlessly from the A the C pillars, a distinctive design that visually lowers the car enhancing its proportions. Optima roofline connects with its shoulder line that to its sculpted flanks and extended

Boldly flared wheel and a raked cabin create a and muscular stance.

Every Hybrid offers several to its exterior to improve aerodynamics, a unique headlamp design helps to channel air around the rear spoiler, smooth panels that provide airflow under the vehicle, and rear fascias (sides).

The use of an active air flap system in the grille helps to reduce by automatically opening or closing on vehicle speed, engine and airflow in the front of the car. A ride height (five mm and unique side mirror also contribute to the Optima improved aerodynamic profile. all aerodynamic updates help the model achieve a 0.26 coefficient a 10-percent improvement non-hybrid models.

Every Optima Hybrid comes equipped with numerous features, including hybrid-specific 16-inch alloy wheels, SX front and rear lower and side sills, unique LED light design, rear lip single hidden exhaust and a Virtual Engine Sound (VESS) that plays a engine sound during operation up to 12 miles per hour to notify people outside the that it is approaching.

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When with the Premium Technology 17-inch alloy wheels low-rolling-resistance tires, power outside mirrors, and HID headlamps auto leveling are added.

High-tech and Modern Interior

all Optima models, the Optima offers sleek modern and numerous well-positioned features the cabin and exudes a sporty, yet layout designed with the driver in mind. From the panel that’s contoured the driver to create a cockpit-like to the precise gauges and engaging the Optima Hybrid’s interior a unique driver-centric experience sacrificing passenger comfort or

The Optima Hybrid adds to the list of standard convenience and stylish appointments found on the Optima LX A/T trim, with including an eight-way power driver’s seat, electric zone automatic temperature with rear vents, start with Smart Supervision™meter cluster with LCD display for hybrid information, steering wheel and shift one-touch automatic up/down on windows, chrome interior handles, glove box illumination, reading lamps, and fixed seats with ski pass-through, a not found on most hybrid sedan competitors. The Optima air conditioning system uses an compressor, reducing parasitic common in belt-driven systems and cool air to flow even the engine off in idle-stop mode.

The Hybrid was the first Kia vehicle to the company’s proprietary UVO powered by voice-activated infotainment system, is paired with the AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat system with SiriusXM™ Radio capabilities with months complimentary service4, camera, auxiliary and USB audio jacks for connecting with MP3 and Bluetooth®5 wireless connectivity steering wheel-mounted controls.

Consumers who select the Optima with the available Hybrid and Technology Package will additional comfort and convenience including a panoramic sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power adjustable front seat, driver’s seat heated and cooled front heated rear seats and wheel, HID head lights automatic leveling, leatherette-wrapped fascia, auto-dimming rear-view with Homelink®6and compass, a system with back-up and SiriusXM Traffic™7, and an eight-speaker audio system (these features replace the UVO system), and folding outside mirrors.

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The 2012 Hybrid is equipped with a level of standard safety All trims come outfitted driver and passenger advanced airbags, front seat-mounted airbags, first and second row curtain airbags, front headrests, side-impact door height-adjustable front seatbelts pre-tensioners, three-point seatbelts for all positions, Lower Anchors and for Children (LATCH) and a Tire Monitoring System (TPMS). A Antilock Brake System Electronic Stability Control Vehicle Stability Management a Traction Control System a Brake Assist System and Hill Assist Control also are standard.

An advanced Battery Management (BMS) on the Optima Hybrid monitors the hybrid battery and output if an abnormality is detected.

The Optima Hybrid is covered by comprehensive warranty program9, offers consumer protection at an value. Included in this are a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A roadside assistance plan is part of the comprehensive vehicle

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