Kia has added a plug-in hybrid version of the stylish and spacious Optima Sportswagon to its growing fleet of alternative-powertrain models available at Grovebury Cars in Bicester and Dunstable.
The Optima Sportswagon PHEV will help to drive Kia towards its goal of a 25 per cent reduction in fleet average CO2 emissions by 2020.
The new model has a longer all-electric range and can travel up to 38 miles in all-electric mode – the car even has lower CO2 emissions and better fuel economy than the plug-in hybrid saloon. As with the Optima saloon PHEV, the Sportswagon PHEV combines a 154bhp 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine with a 50kW (67bhp) electric motor.
Distinguishing features of the PHEV are blue-tinted headlights and chrome enhancements with a metallic blue finish on the lower front air grille, the 'tiger-nose' main grille and the side sills. And being such a technologically advanced addition to the Optima family, this new model is available with a comprehensive range of connectivity and advanced driver assistance features, including an 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system with European mapping, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a rear parking camera.
Hybrid sales in the UK and mainland Europe have doubled over the past five years and are expected to reach 700,000 a year by the end of the decade. The Optima Sportswagon PHEV, alongside its saloon counterpart, ensures Kia is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this growth.
In keeping with every Kia, the Optima Sportswagon PHEV comes with the company’s industry-leading seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain wear and tear conditions. The warranty is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached. It is also available with Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages, offering retail customers fixed-cost, inflation-proof servicing for three or five years.
The PHEV is available now at Grovebury Cars and is priced at £32,645 after the Government's plug-in car grant of £2,500.