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Kia adds a touch of luxury to 2019 Optima Sportswagen PHEV

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Kia has updated the Optima Sportswagen plug-in hybrid for 2019 adding a new premium grade.

Kia Optima Sportswagon plug-in hybrid sees subtle premium revisions for 2019

Kia Optima Sportswagon plug-in hybrid sees subtle premium revisions for 2019

Sporting a new lower front bumper, altered LED daytime running lights and new 17-inch alloys, the Optima Sportswagen is now available in two trims, with a new ‘PHEV Plus’ grade joining the line-up.

Additional equipment includes leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, Smart High Beam Assist, Hydrophobic front glass, a smart powered tailgate, ventilated front seats, Smart Park Assist System (SPAS), a wireless mobile phone charger, 360-degree Around View Monitor, Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear-cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

With a range of up to 33 miles in all-electric mode, the Optima Sportswagon plug-in hybrid has an official CO2 figure of just 33g/km (NEDC 2.0) with company car users paying 13% BiK in 2018-19. Combined fuel economy is up to 188.3mpg on the new WLTP cycle (previously 201.8mpg NEDC).

The Optima Sportswagon plug-in hybrid combines a 152bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 66bhp electric motor, powered by an 11.26kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. Together they generate 202bhp and 375Nm of torque.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.