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Efficiency on command.
It's performance tailored to you. HEV mode delivers the efficiency and refinement of the Optima Hybrid, while EV mode lets you go fully electric—with 0-29 miles of electric range to tackle your daily commute. And named a Transitional Zero Emission Vehicle (TZEV) by the California Air Resource Board, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is eligible for a High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) decal in CA and other select states. So, you can use HOV lanes even when you're driving solo.
We took the intelligent combination of a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor and a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine—and added the power to go all-electric. With an EPA-est. 103 MPGe, the 2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) proves that efficiency and convenience can go hand in hand.
Two ways to charge.
Power up from virtually anywhere. The Level 1 (120V) charger uses the same wall outlet as your home appliances and is ideal for overnight charging. The Level 2 (240V) charger, available at public stations and for home installation, offers a full charge in less than three hours. And with Kia's UVO eco App, you can use your compatible smartphone to control charge settings remotely.
Power to go places.
With more drivers turning to PHEVs and EVs, public charging is more accessible than ever. From the UVO eco feature that shows you nearby charging stations to the ever-growing infrastructure with more than 35,000 Level 2 (240V) public outlets nationwide, you can always find a charge.
More energy. More road.
The Optima Plug-In Hybrid features systems made to save energy and stretch your fuel even farther. The engine and battery are re-engineered to help enhance fuel economy, and the active air flap provides clean airflow that cuts down on drag. From design to drivetrain, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is confidence on all roads.
Attract all the attention.
The Optima Plug-In Hybrid combines meticulously crafted details like aerodynamic lines, uniquely sleek wheels, and an innovative active air-flap embedded in the grille. They're designed to work together to maximize fuel economy, so you don't have to choose between form and function.
Quite an angle.
At first glance, you'll notice the smooth, sculpted exterior lines. On first drive, you'll notice how the lower resistance provides a quieter, more comfortable drive. And the first time you plug in to recharge, you'll notice just how rarely you have to do it at all, given the all-electric estimated range of 0-29 miles.
Style that goes the distance.
From its captivating front end to its aerodynamic alloy wheels, the 2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid is the perfect fusion of elegant lines, sporty style, and unique detailing. It's standout style from every angle.
Crisp, bright LED lighting cuts through darkness not only efficiently but intelligently. With available innovations like Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) and High Beam Assist (HBA), the Optima Plug-In Hybrid delivers exceptional illumination for enhanced visibility.
One step in and you'll appreciate the spacious, comfort-focused interior that features standard supple leather seating with heat, available ventilated front seats, and available panoramic sunroof. Driver-oriented innovations like Smart Key and the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) give you added convenience every time you drive.
Your command center.
Every interior detail was designed with the driver in mind. Switch from hybrid to EV mode at the touch of a button. Access information from the 8-inch touch-screen display, or with your voice. We've also added an auto-dimming rear mirror and a heated steering wheel for refined comfort behind the wheel. All standard on the 2018 Optima Plug-In Hybrid.
Make yourself comfortable.
Everyday driving shouldn't have to be ordinary. Take a seat covered in soft leather, available with multi-way power adjustments for the front row. Enjoy ample headroom, legroom, and shoulder room in every seat. And relax in the cabin extra-quiet thanks to noise-reducing insulation.
Little touches, big difference.
It's the plug-in hybrid that adapts to you. Featuring standard innovations like Smart Key that let you start your engine without delay, as well as a Harman/Kardon 10-speaker premium audio system with 7.1 surround sound. Plus, dual-zone automatic temperature control lets the driver and front passenger customize their temperature settings.
Control at your fingertips.
Intuitive technologies make it easy to stay connected. Kia's free UVO eco App lets you check charging status, schedule charge times, and even lock or unlock your doors—all from the comfort of your couch. And when you're in your Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to access your compatible smartphone features right from your Kia's touch-screen display.
Keep your eyes on the road and hands on wheel. With standard UVO eco, your voice controls phone calls, your music library, navigation, and more. You get real-time access to vital information like battery life and charging stations—plus an app that gives you remote control to schedule charge times, set the cabin climate, and schedule maintenances.
Ready for the unexpected.
The Optima Plug-In Hybrid offers a suite of Kia Drive Wise technologies designed to help keep you informed and alert you of potential accidents. So that you can drive with peace of mind.
Strength in wonders.
We've integrated advanced technology in every facet of the Optima Plug-In Hybrid design. And its safety is no different. Engineered with reliable active and passive systems built to protect, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is peace of mind on every journey.
Your protection is our priority.
The Optima Plug-In Hybrid is built strong from the inside out. With advanced Iso-Structure construction that features 53% advanced, high-strength steel for improved rigidity. But protection doesn't stop at the frame: front, seat-mounted side-curtain, and driver's knee-height airbags are ready to deploy when needed.
Road conditions, weather, and other drivers are elements that can make driving unpredictable. But there is one thing you can count on: the Optima Plug-In Hybrid's standard advanced active safety systems that help give you the kind of vehicle control you need to handle the unexpected.