Friday, November 6, 2015

2016 KIA Optima Hybrid Offers Sleek, Eco-friendly Sedan for KIA Fans

Premium features, fuel economy highlights hybrid sedan choice at St. Louis KIA dealerships

The trade-off for hybrid cars and cars with great fuel economy is usually a downgrade in style, or vice versa. With the all-new 2016 KIA Optima Hybrid, St. Louis KIA fans can have both!

The 2.4-liter engine works with a 47-horsepower electric motor that supplies 235 lb.-ft. of torque to the powerplant. This wonderful duo is not only powerful, it is also efficient. The 2016 KIA Optima Hybrid can get up to 40 mpg on the highway!

On the outside, one might not guess that it’s a hybrid car. KIA’s style cues are definitely apparent, as the aerodynamic exterior sets it apart. Additional vents on the front bumper to increase airflow and reduce drag. Low rolling resistance tires are mounted to 16-inch alloy wheels or super low rolling resistance tires are mounted to 17-inch alloy wheels (depending on trim) to help reduce weight and drag. Aluminum instead of steel helps balance the extra weight of the battery.

The available Hybrid Convenience Package turns the hybrid into a premium sedan that rivals the likes of any pure gas one out there. This package adds a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, rear-camera with display, LED front positioning headlights, and an acoustic laminated windshield and front door windows.

The next-step-up Hybrid EX can further be outfitted with the Technology Package, which adds the Panoramic sunroof with gloss black B-pillars, Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Back-up Warning System.

All in all, the 2016 KIA Optima Hybrid offers St. Louis eco-car fans both style and efficiency.

Shop KIA Optima Hybrids at Jim Butler KIA!