Optima PHEV- Ideal for fleet customers

This September, Kia are launching its first plug-in hybrid, the Optima PHEV, which brings up to 33 miles of all-electric range with CO2 emissions of 37g/km.

The vehicle starts at £31,495, which includes the £2,500 Government plug-in grant, the Optima PHEV combines a 154bhp 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engine with a 67bhp electric motor powered by a 9.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and giving a total 202bhp.

The perfect choice for fleet customers?

With a range of up to 33 miles in all-electric mode, the Optima PHEV is able to complete many regular urban commuter runs with no tailpipe emissions, while its CO2 figure of 37g/km means company car users pay 7% Benefit-in-Kind taxation in 2016-17. It also offers potential fuel economy of up to 176.6mpg helped by a package of aerodynamic, styling and technology features.

Equipment includes an 8.0-inch touch-screen navigation system with European mapping, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (available later in the production run), Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom, a wireless mobile phone charger, a 270o around-view monitor and a 10-speaker harman/kardon Premium Sound audio system with Clari-Fi technology. Active safety provisions include Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management and Hill-start Assist Control.

Other features include 17-inch alloys, LED daytime running lights and headlights, welcome and follow-me-home lighting, black cloth and faux leather seats with four-way powered lumbar adjustment on the driver’s side, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera integrated into the navigation screen, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshifter, steering wheel mounted controls, all-round electric windows, cruise control with a speed limiter, remote central locking and an electronic parking brake.

Technologies include regenerative braking, a driving style guide, an ECO-DAS (ECOnomy Driver Assistance System) featuring Coasting Guide Control, a Drive Mode Select button so that drivers can personalise the powertrain’s dynamics, and an HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) Select switch. It also has an intelligent heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to save battery power.

If you would just like some more information on the Optima PHEV, please contact one of our dedicated Business to Business Specialists on 0203 841 0270 or email info@gwrkia.com