Just recently we have received information’s about the 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid that will not be significantly different from a 2014th model. Standard, gasoline powered model received many awards for its great design and features that it brings at incredible price so this one will further improve its position on the market.
Looking on the both interior and exterior there are no large differences between this model and a standard version. Few changes are delivered so that it would further improve fuel efficiency so we can expect to see additional air vents on the front bumper that will reduce drag but also improve the air supply to the engine. Wheels are different and have more aerodynamic design, these are available in 16 and 17 inch sizes. Latest redesign also comes with lower weight from which the hybrid also has benefits.
LED headlights are nicely integrated in the all new and unique front grille that is new but still not much different from a standard version. For the interior changes we need to commend that we have pretty high level of materials quality that was used. Leather package and soft surfaces are present everywhere while the center console in this model is dominated with either 4.3 inch display or the optional and larger 8 inch unit that offers navigation and all the most important information’s about car and systems inside.
Review Of 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid
Under the hood is the segment that interests us and most drivers. This hybrid powertrain is consisted of 2.4 liter inline four cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor that helps out with 47 hp to achieve total system power of 206 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Lithium Ion battery pack is responsible for supplying this electric motor with electricity and with this setup it is possible to achieve 36/40/38 mpg at least according to EPA.
Just like with many new and modern vehicles safety is one of the most important segments to which car makers deliver a lot of attention. For the 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid we are getting all the latest technology and this is one of the vehicles in this segment that offers most features. ABS, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control System, Electronic Stability Control and many airbags come standard on pretty much all models.
Price will remain almost identical with the prices that were set for the previous year model. We do expect to see slight increase like it always happens and as a result we could see a base price tag for this car placed between $26.000 and $27.000. For higher trim levels with additional equipment this price goes above $32.000.
Release Date Of 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid
There are still no details and official announcements about the release date but we can expect this car to be launched before the fall of this year while the sale should start few months after that. If this happened than dealerships should receive it during the fall of this year or latest before the end of 2014th.