After Kia started the pre-orders of All-New K5 in South Korea, the South Korean carmaker is now testing the Hybrid variant of the latest Kia’s sedan. The Kia Optima Hybrid is expected to share the hybrid technology with the Sonata Hybrid.
With the upgraded engine and electric motor, the new model will achieve a significant improvement in fuel consumption like his brother, who showed a combined rating of 18.2 km/ℓwith 16-inch wheels (17.7 km/ℓ with 17-inch wheels).
This engine transfers power to the road via Hyundai-Kia Motors innovative six-speed automatic transmission. The new unit – launched in October 2014 at the company’s annual International Powertrain Conference – houses almost all of the hybrid powertrain components within the transmission, minimizing energy losses and maximizing fuel economy.