Over the next 12 months, Kia intends to bring to market two new hybrid versions of popular models Kia Optima Hybrid 2016 and PHEV.
Successful entry into world markets of the popular sedan of D-class Kia Optima new generation with traditional power trains is entering a new phase. Over the next 12 months the company intends to Fund range with two new versions of hybrid (HEV) and rechargeable (PHEV) hybrid drives.
Thus, in particular, Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) will be the first global model of the brand with a similar powertrain. The new generation Optima PHEV has at its disposal a lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 9.8 kWh, which is 6 times higher than the previous analogue. Electric motor power increased by 42% up to 50 kW (68 HP). Optima PHEV is able to overcome solely on electric power up to 43 km.
The hybrid powertrain also includes a 2-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection. It has an output of 156 HP and torque is 189 Nm. Thus, the total capacity of the hybrid module makes 205 HP Realize the potential of the new powertrain helps 6-speed automatic transmission.
Heart second novelties â€“ Optima Hybrid a hybrid module, comprising a 156-horsepower 2-liter engine GDI, 38-kilowatt (52-HP) electric motor and 6-step “automatic”. The total capacity of the new 195 HP To reduce fuel consumption of the car received a new electric oil pump.
Power for the electric motor is supplying a lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 1,62 kWh (+13%). The battery placed under the boot floor, which allowed not only to increase its usable space, but also to install new rear seats that fold in a 40/60 proportion.
Kia Optima Hybrid 2016 (PHEV) with extended range and better battery will be available in the second half of 2016. In addition, buyers will be offered a version of the Optima Hybrid (HEV), which also received a higher capacity battery, more powerful motor and upgraded transmission. All these changes resulted in 10% improvement in fuel efficiency compared to its predecessor. Optima HEV will be delivered to dealers in the first half of 2016.