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  • Kia's first plug-in hybrid model in available at Burton Kia in Burton
  • Up to 33 miles of all-electric range with CO2 emissions of just 37g/km
  • Fuel economy of 176.6mpg in the official NEDC combined test
  • Available with an extensive list of active driver assistance features 
  • Kia Optima PHEV priced at £31,495 available on 15 September from Burton Kia


Kia's mission to lower the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25 per cent before the end of the decade is given a boost with the launch of the company's first plug-in hybrid model, the Optima PHEV, which will be available at local Kia dealership Burton Kia in Burton from 15 September priced at £31,495 after taking into account the Government’s £2,500 plug-in car grant.


With a range of up to 33 miles in all-electric mode, the Optima PHEV is able to complete many regular urban commuter runs with no tailpipe emissions, while its CO2 figure of just 37g/km means company car users pay just 7 per cent benefit-in-kind taxation in 2016-17.


The optima PHEV combines a 154bhp 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engine with a 50kW (67bhp) electric motor powered by a 9.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. The electric motor replaces the torque converter in the smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. When working together, the combustion engine and motor generate 202bhp and 375Nm of torque.


A package of aerodynamic, styling and technology features contributes towards the Optima PHEVS low CO2 emissions and potential fuel economy of up to 176.6mpg while ensuring it is instantly recognisable as the high-efficiency model in the Optima range.


Graham Large, General Sales Manager said: “To offer Kia’s first plug-in hybrid model is hugely exciting for our team at Burton Kia.  We know that drivers in Burton are increasingly conscious of fuel economy and styling, and active safety technologies and high level of specification, the new Optima PHEV is a fantastic offering. We are extremely proud to be selling Kia cars to the local drivers in Burton and look forward to welcoming residents for a test drive.”


The Optima PHEV is one of the most technologically advanced cars Kia has ever launched in the UK. The Optima family is available with a comprehensive range of connectivity and advanced driver assistance features, including an 8.0-inch touch-screen navigation system with European mapping, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom, a wireless mobile phone charger, a 270o around-view monitor and a 10-speaker harman/kardon Premium Sound audio system. 

It is laden with advanced features to keep the driver and passengers connected with the outside world, to advance their comfort and convenience and to help drivers achieve the maximum all-electric driving range.

In keeping with every Kia, the Optima PHEV comes with the company’s unique-in-the-UK seven-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain wear and tear conditions. The warranty is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached.


The car is available with Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages, offering retail customers fixed-cost, inflation-proof servicing for the first three or five years, which is available at local Kia dealership, Burton Kia.