The all-new Kia Optima Hybrid arrived in showrooms in late 2010 with an incredibly stylish design and features new to the vehicle market, such as the UVO powered by Microsoft®4 hands-free infotainment and communications system.
The Optima Hybrid is the first Kia vehicle to offer the company’s proprietary UVO powered by Microsoft® hands-free, voice-activated infotainment and communications system which is paired with the AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio system and features a rear-view camera, SIRIUS® Satellite Radio capabilities with three months complimentary service6, auxiliary and USB audio input jacks for connecting with MP3 players7 and Bluetooth®8 wireless technology connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls. Based on Windows Embedded Auto Software, UVO is an easy-to-use hands-free solution that allows drivers and passengers to answer and place phone calls, receive and respond to SMS text messages, access music from a variety of media sources and create custom music experiences.
With the already remarkable safety features, a starting price of under $27,000… the Kia Optima Hybrid is a great choice for shoppers like me who are currently looking for something that isn’t going to sneakily burn a hole in our budgets from rising gas prices. Not exactly sure how a Hybrid works? That’s fine! Kia has made this incredible Interactive Infographic on how a Hybrid works! This explains very well how it helps save money by being more fuel efficient. Along with the Infographic, you can watch this Hybrid Battery Animation which talks about the Kia Optima Hybrid’s main capabilities and components.
Consumers of the Kia Optima Hybrid also have available the Hybrid Premium Technology Package, priced at $5,000, which has additional comfort and convenience features, including:
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Unique 17-inch alloy wheel design.
- Four-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat.
- Driver’s seat memory.
- Heated and cooled front seats.
- Heated rear seats and steering wheel.
- HID headlamps with automatic leveling.
- Leatherette-wrapped center fascia.
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomelinkTM.
- Compass; a navigation system with back-up camera.
- SIRIUS TrafficTM9 and an eight-speaker Infinity®10 audio system (these available features replace the UVO system).
And like ALL Kia vehicles Like all Kia vehicles, the 2011 Optima Hybrid is equipped with a high level of standard safety features, these include:
- Six airbags11 (dual advanced front and front-seat mounted side as well as full-length side curtain).
- Front active headrests.
- Side-impact door beams.
- Height-adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners.
- Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
- Four-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
- Traction Control System (TCS).
- Brake Assist System (BAS).
- Hill Assist Control (HAC).
The 2011 Optima Hybrid is covered by KMA’s warranty program, which offers unprecedented consumer protection. Included in this program are a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan also is part of the vehicle coverage.
If you still aren’t sure or have any questions about Hybrids, Kia has created a Mythbuster App on their Facebook page to help you with those concerns. The Kia Optima Hybrid looks like an amazing car! I know how great Kia’s are because my Mom has already purchased 2 Kia’s along with convincing a lot of other people to follow. Now that they have this incredible Hybrid out under $27,000, I may actually be following my Mother’s lead.
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