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Kia updates Optima Sportswagon plug-in hybrid with additional trim level

4 Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV

Kia’s Optima Sportswagon plug-in hybrid is now available in an additional trim level as part of an update for 2019.

The model, which has a range of up to 33 miles in all-electric mode, combined fuel economy of 188.3mpg on the new WLTP cycle converted to NEDC 2.0 and CO2 emissions of 33g/km, will now be available in two equipment grades: PHEV and PHEV Plus.

The 2019 updates also include revised exterior styling: Optima Sportswagon PHEV will feature a redesigned lower front bumper, with the addition of LED daytime running lights.

Its 17-inch alloy wheels have also been revised, with a new diamond-cut design.

Standard equipment on PHEV includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system with European mapping, an eight-speaker Harman/Kardon Premium Sound system, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera integrated into the navigation screen, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, smart cruise control with a speed limiter, remote central locking, an electronic parking brake and a 4.3-inch full-colour TFT (Thin Film Transistor) instrument display.

Additional standard equipment on PHEV Plus includes leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, Smart High Beam Assist, Hydrophobic front glass, a smart powered tailgate, ventilated front seats, Smart Park Assist System, a wireless mobile phone charger, 360-degree Around View Monitor and blind spot detector with rear-cross traffic alert.

The Optima Sportswagon plug-in hybrid combines a 152PS 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine with a 66PS electric motor powered by an 11.26kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack.

When working together, the combustion engine and electric motor generate 202PS and 375Nm of torque.

The on-the-road price for the PHEV model is from £34,995, with PHEV Plus starting at £38,995.



Power PS

Torque Nm

0–60 mph sec

Max speed mph




CO2 g/km
(NEDC 2.0)

‘PHEV’ 2.0 GDi







‘PHEV Plus’ 2.0 GDi








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