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2017 (67) Kia Optima 2.0 GDi PHEV 5dr Auto

Aberdeen Kia
Only £18,998
£1900 deposit
£293.57 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" touch screenAndroid Auto
Around View MonitorBluetooth connectivity with voice control
Boot Lid OpenerCruise control + speed limiter
Digital clockDrive mode selector
Engine start/stop buttonFront and rear parking sensors
Kia connected servicesLCD TFT Colour Display
Low washer fluid warning lightNavigation system
Power SteeringPremium vision instrument cluster
Remote fuel cap releaseReversing Aid Sensors
Reversing cameraTrip computer
Wireless Smartphone charger 

Entertainment

Bluetooth audio streamingDAB Radio with MP3
Harman Kardon Premium audio system with 10 speakers and amplifierRear USB port
Steering wheel mounted controlsUSB and auxiliary socket

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlight levellingAutomatic headlights
Black high gloss/chrome front fender garnishBody colour door mirrors
Body colour side sill mouldings with blue accentBody coloured bumpers
Chrome exhaust finishChrome roof line trim
Dynamic cornering lightElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric rear windowsExterior grab door handles
Heated rear window with timerHigh gloss black mesh grille
High level LED brake lightLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsLED indicators in door mirrors
LED rear lightsOne touch electric front windows
Privacy glassRain sensing front wipers
Remote window closingSatin chrome exterior door handles
Speed sensitive front wipersTinted glass
UV-reducing solar glassWelcome home function

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear12V socket in luggage compartment
4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for drivers seat40:20:40 split folding rear seat
8 way electric adjustable drivers seatAir filter
Assist gripsAutomatic light control system
Centre console storage box/armrestCentre fascia storage tray
Cloth/faux leather upholsteryCupholders in centre console
Driver's seat memoryDual zone automatic air conditioning
Faux leather centre console armrestFaux leather trimmed door armrests
Front and rear door pockets with bottle holdersFront door courtesy lamps
Front map light with sunglasses caseFront seatback pockets
Gloss Black finish electric window switch panelsHeated front seats
Heated steering wheelHeight adjustable headrests
Illuminated glovebox with lockIlluminated ignition key hole
ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor pointsLeather trimmed gearshift
Leather trimmed steering wheelLoad area cover
Luggage area lampLuggage net hooks
Rear air ventsRear centre armrest with cupholder
Rear coat hooksRear reading lights
Reclining/sliding front seatRheostat dimmer switch
Satin chrome interior door handlesStainless Steel Scuff Plates
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsTilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
Active front headrestsAutomatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Curtain airbagsDual front airbags
Dual Side airbagsElectronic parking brake
Emergency stop signalling systemESC + BAS + VSM + HAC
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Height adjustable front seatbeltsRear child proof door locks
Seatbelt warningTraction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm systemAnti-drill door locks
DeadlocksImmobiliser
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking
Smart key entry systemSpeed sensitive auto door locking

Trim

Aluminium finish to centre console 

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh11.26Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles38

Emissions - ICE

CO0.061CO2 (g/km)33
HC0.005Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.002Particles0.0003
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1999Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)201.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power202
Coin DescriptionGDiGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0725AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)9.4
Engine Power - BHP202Engine Power - KW151
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT139
Engine Torque - MKG19Engine Torque - NM189
Engine Torque - RPM5000Top Speed119

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1470Length4855
Wheelbase2805Width1860

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2270
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1574Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)440
Max. Loading Weight455Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1815No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Optima PHEV

Kia's Optima stacks up well on paper with petrol electric Plug-in hybrid technology. Does it represent a decent alternative to diesel power? Jonathan Crouch looks at the revised model and tries to decide.

Ten Second Review

Kia's revised second generation mid-sized Optima model looks particularly sophisticated when fitted with the hybrid technology that the UK was once previously denied. It comes in sophisticated Plug-in form and in this guise, the saloon and Sportswagon estate variants on offer can travel up to 33 miles before the 2.0 GDI petrol engine cuts in.

Background

Kia wants to re-position its Mondeo-sized Optima model as a contender that more and more buyers consider in this segment, hence the second generation range's headline-making inclusion of Plug-in petrol electric power. Yes, the CRDi diesel version is a more obvious choice but look closely at what's on offer with this Plug-in derivative and you could find yourself seduced with its clever technology. It does, after all, offer one of the longest all-electric driving range figures in the segment, plus the up-front asking price is a lot lower than that of its most direct Plug-in rival, Volkswagen's Passat GTE.

Driving Experience

This revised Optima Plug-in Hybrid is powered by an uprated 11.26kWh lithium-polymer battery pack paired with a 50kW electric motor, allowing it to operate in pure-electric mode for up to 33 miles at speeds as high as 75mph, placing this Kia among the leaders in the Mondeo-class D-segment for pure-electric range. The innovative powertrain employs Kia's efficient 2.0-litre 'Nu' four-cylinder GDI engine at its core, which on its own generates 152bhp and 189Nm of torque. The engine is coupled with the electric motor, which allows the car to operate in charge-sustaining mode once the battery runs out of charge. The powertrain's total power output is 202bhp, with the application of the electric motor facilitating immediate engine response to throttle inputs. With the addition of electric power, the Plug-in Hybrid's total torque output is a high 375Nm, so you shouldn't want from grunt through the gears. Power is applied to the road through the front wheels via a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic gearbox. The 62mph from rest sprint time occupies 9.4s. As for handling, well there will be more involving cars in this segment you could consider, but you'll be buying this car for its technology, not to throw it around.

Design and Build

You'll have to look closely to visually identify this Plug-in Hybrid Optima model from its diesel stablemates. This petrol/electric variant gets special chrome trim with a clean metallic blue finish for the rear bumper, grille surround and wheel arches, as well as special 'EcoPlugin' badging. The charging port is integrated into the driver-side front wing. There's a choice of both saloon and 'Sportwagon' estate bodystyles. Changes to this revised mode shared with more conventionally-engined Optima variants include a revised front bumper design, as well as smarter LED tail-lamps and updated styling for the headlights and fog lamps. Saloon models also feature a fresh rear bumper design. The 'tiger-nose' grille features a brighter chrome finish. The Optima Plug-in Hybrid offers a high level of safety from its lightweight, high-strength body and high levels of passive and active safety, with the maximum possible five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. The bodyshell benefits from the extensive application of Advanced High-Strength Steel, which makes up 51% of the body. This has been used to reinforce the car's A and B-pillars, side sills, roof, floor pan and front wheel arches. The neat integration of the batteries behind the rear seat and in the spare wheel well, along with a 15-litre reduction in the car's petrol tank, means the Optima PHEV is still able to offer a generous 307 litres of luggage space in saloon form - or 440-litres in Sportswagen estate guise. This PHEV model also gets Kia's latest audio-visual navigation functionality, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring DAB digital radio. The monitor features a series of menus to show the car's current EV range, as well as a useful function to locate nearby charging stations. Buyers can also sync in their smartphones using the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto systems.

Market and Model

This PHEV derivative comes either as a saloon or as a Sportwagon estate and it looks quite a bit pricier now that the government no longer offers a £2,500 grant towards purchase. You'll need a budget of around £34,000 to get yourself this Optima Plug-in hybrid in saloon form - or around £35,000 if you want the Sportwagon estate variant (also available in plusher 'PHEV Plus' form for around £39,000). These figures still usefully undercut a rival Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-in hybrid. You get a wide range of electronic safety features too, things like Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, High Beam Assist, a Lane Keeping Assist System, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Plus of course all the usual features you'd expect to find on a car of this class, things like alloy wheels, dual-projection headlamps with static cornering lights and LED daytime running lights, UV-reducing tinted solar glass, auto headlamps and wipers, heated power-folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors and an alarm. Inside, there's a 7-inch infotainment screen incorporating satellite navigation, a six-speaker DAB stereo, Bluetooth 'phone compatibility and a reversing camera. Plus dual automatic air conditioning, USB and Aux-in ports, cruise control with a speed limiter, powered lumbar support for the driver's seat, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, a leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel, a trip computer and a clever automatic defogging system.

Cost of Ownership

Huge efforts have been made with this car to try and achieve a best-in-class efficiency showing - hence the quoted 33g/km CO2 showing (which means company car users pay just 9 per cent benefit-in-kind taxation) and the faintly unbelievable 188.3mpg (WLTP-rated) average fuel showing. Take, for example, the range of enhancements supposed to improve aerodynamic efficiency. When the car's neat active air flap grille is activated, the drag coefficient is reduced to just 0.25 Cd. Reprofiled front and rear bumpers enable more efficient air-flow over the body of the car, thanks to a more aerodynamically efficient design. Inside, the Optima Plug-in Hybrid features a series of enhancements to reflect the innovative nature of the car and its powertrain. A neat driver instrument cluster displays key information about the Plug-in Hybrid powertrain - such as the battery's state of charge - as well as details on driving style, highlighting where a driver can drive more efficiently so as to extend that 33 mile all-electric driving range figure. As usual with Kia models, this one gets a long 7-year/100,000 mile warranty as standard.

Summary

We can understand why Kia didn't offer hybrid technology in the first generation version of this Optima. Back then, it didn't really offer enough to prise buyers away from diesel power. With Plug-in power though, things are different. No, it won't really work for high mileage company buyers - or those without access to garage charging facilities. For everyone else though, this is a car that might well make sense if you can make the ongoing figures work for you and finance the slightly higher up-front asking price. It's nice to see this approach provided a little more cost-effectively in this segment.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£293.57
Deposit£1900
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£18,998
Credit amount£17,098
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£7611
Total amount payable£23,309.79
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge5.68p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Video walkaround Kia Optima 2.0 GDi PHEV 5dr Auto

Explore this vehicle in more detail with our handy video guide. We’ll talk you through its main features, show you some of the highlights of the interior and exterior and explain why it could be the right fit for you.

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