2020 Optima Plug-In Hybrid Performance

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Optima Plug-In Hybrid Performance

The 2020 Optima Plug-in Hybrid is here and might just be the only Plug-in Hybrid model you will ever need. It is sleek, powerful, and carries spectacular visual appeal. The 2.0-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine coupled with a high-density lithium polymer battery not only helps the model reach top performance but also makes it an incredibly fuel-efficient car.

The Traction Control System, Vehicle Stability Management, and Hill Start Assist Control are some advanced technological features added to the car for extra stability and control. Additionally, the 2020 Optima Plug-in Hybrid is available in four impressive shades - Aluminium Silver, Snow White Pearl, Gravity Blue, and Aurora Black Pearl. Here are the most impressive performance features on the 2020 Optima Plug-in Hybrid model.

Regenerative Braking
Your plug-in hybrid car just got a little bit smarter on its own. When a vehicle decelerates at any rate, it generates a huge amount of kinetic energy. The regenerative braking feature in the 2020 Optima Plug-in Hybrid makes use of this phenomenon. The accumulated energy is used to charge the electric motor’s battery.

Charging your plug-in hybrid made easier
The Level 1 (120 V) charger can be used in any socket in your house to effectively charge the 2020 Optima Plug-in Hybrid overnight. The Level 2 (240 V) charger can top your car up in a mere three hours. What's more interesting is that these Level 2 (240 V) chargers are now available at 43,000 public charger grids nationwide for you to juice up your car on the go.

Efficiency optimised to the fullest
The bold aerodynamic lines on the exterior aren’t just for show. This contour is coupled with an active air-flap. Depending on several factors, such as speed, engine temperature, and incoming airflow, this flap opens or closes, thereby optimising the performance of the 2020 Optima Plug-in Hybrid.

A powerful and sturdy framework
The 2020 Optima Plug-in Hybrid has a strong yet lightweight unibody. The framework comes in Kia’s patented Iso-Structure. Advanced high-strength steel makes up for almost 53% of the car’s skeleton, thus providing enhanced sturdiness and power. Moreover, the framework has crumple zones placed all over it strategically. These zones help the car absorb massive impacts in the case of a crash.

Source: EDdmunds