How much does the 2011 Kia Optima hybrid car cost?
Kia today announced that their first-ever hybrid vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in the United States this June, with a starting price of $26,500 (the price excludes a $750 destination fee).
Under the hood, the new Optima hybrid features the carmaker’s highly-advanced hybrid powertrain technology which enables it to deliver up to 35 MPG in the city and up to 40 MPG on the highway.
Kia’s in-house developed hybrid system is known as “full parallel hybrid system” which means it also allows the owner to drive the car at full-electric drive mode with speeds of up to 62 miles per hour.
The 2011 Optima Hybrid sedan also employs a Virtual Engine Sound System -VESS, which is standard on all models.
The VESS system plays a pre-recorded engine sound during electric-only operation to help notify people outside the vehicle that it is approaching. It also features a highly- advanced lithium polymer batteries, supplied by LG Chem.
2011 Kia Optima hybrid comes in 2 trims
Available in two trims, the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid comes standard with features like dual zone automatic temperature control with rear vents, push-button start with smart key, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, Supervision cluster with LCD display, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, fog lamps, heated outside mirrors and LED tail lamps.
This is also the very-first vehicle from Kia Motors to be available with the new UVO infotainment system.
What is Kia UVO?
The UVO is a hands-free infotainment system similar to Ford’s Sync that includes a 4.3-inch full-color display providing information on media content, phone-book data and vehicle information.