Spy photos: Kia Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid, the family also electrifies

Although the new Kia Optima Sportswagon will arrive to the Spanish market in October, the hyundai brand is still performing the last few tests of the family-by the roads of our country. In these spy photos we can see that it will have a hybrid variant plug-in, the Kia Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid.

The family will also benefit from the versions electrified Kia Optima, thus increasing the supply of low-emission vehicle of the brand of Seoul: a bet’s interesting that the there are many family models in the D segment with version PHEVS.

The family will enjoy the same length as the sedan, but with 5 more inches of height and more head room for passengers in the second row. In addition to the cargo space of the versions with a combustion engine grows in 48 litres to offer a good boot capacity of 553 litres, a space that mermará remarkably in this hybrid variant plug-in.

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despite having a lot of camouflage, the prototype of the Optima Sportswagon demonstrates your condition of plug-in hybrid using the bumper and tire specific of the midsize Optima Plug-in Hybrid, with an optimised aerodynamics. In addition to the profile and light clusters front with the touch characteristic blue of this mechanic. In the images can also be identified in the charging socket in the front wing was left.

The Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid uses combines a engine 2.0 GDI direct injection petrol four-cylinder with 156 HP and an electric motor of 50 kW (68 HP). The joint power of the hybrid system is 205 HP and uses a lithium-polymer battery of 9.8 kWh. May circular mode 100% electric at a speed of up to 120 km/h and an electric range of 50 kilometres -in the saloon, 54 kilometers away.

the presence of The Kia Niro at the caravan of evidence not only has to see by the hybrid system but also by its technology. But they are not yet available, coming soon to the crossover Korean premiere two new features in that is expected to also adopt versions of hybridized of the Optima Sportswagon.

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These functions are the system Coasting Guide Control, which warns the driver with a light in the instrument panel of when is the optimal time to lift the foot from the accelerator and take advantage of the inertia of the vehicle to recharge the battery, and the Predictive Energy Control, that discusses the highlights of a route using the GPS data and the web browser to refresh the battery in the most optimal.

in Addition to the variant PHEVS, the Korean with the body Estate it will also feature a hybrid version of conventional. The Optima Sportswagon Hybrid will use the same petrol engine but the electric motor is 38 kW (51 HP) and the battery has a capacity of 1.62 kWh.

Along with the hybrid versions, the family will provide the same mechanical options that the sedan, that is to say, a petrol 2.0 CVVT 163 HP, and a turbodiesel 1.7 CRDI 141 HP, in addition to the top-end compound by the GT version with a powerful 2.0 T-GDI 245 HP (engines are available according to markets). Will be manufactured in the plant of Korean Hwasung.