Are you shopping around for a stylish and fun-to-drive sedan that has a minimal impact on the environment? Are you from Novato or elsewhere in Marin County? Check out the 2020 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid at Kia Marin! Combining the eye-catching design, excellent driving dynamics, and roomy interior of the Optima with an efficient plug-in hybrid system, the Optima PHEV is a great choice for eco-minded sedan shoppers in the Bay Area.
The plug-in hybrid system in the Optima PHEV combines the Nu 2.0-liter GDI engine with an Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor. It delivers a total system output of 202 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque, with an estimated fuel economy of 41 combined mpg. The Optima PHEV can drive on electric power alone for up to an estimated 28 miles. When in electric-only mode, the Optima has an estimated efficiency rating of 101 MPGe. Efficiency for the Optima PHEV is aided by regenerative braking technology, which helps charge the car’s battery by capturing kinetic energy that’s emitted during braking.
The Optima PHEV can be charged in two different ways. A Level 1 charger (120V), which uses the same outlets as a home appliance, is most suitable for overnight charging. If you desire a faster charge, you can get a Level 2 charger (240 V) installed in your home. With a Level 2 charger, the Optima PHEV can reach a full charge in under three hours. Also, most of the public charging stations in California use a Level 2 charger. Another benefit of the Optima PHEV is that you can get a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal, which enables you to drive in HOV lanes to beat the traffic jams in California.
The Optima PHEV provides a high level of safety. All Optima PHEV models come standard with the Kia Drive Wise suite of safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies. This includes Blind Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, and Parking Distance Warning-Reverse. Here at Kia Marin, we invite eco-minded sedan shoppers in the Bay Area to test drive the 2020 Kia Optima PHEV!