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.
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.
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.
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 up to 29 miles of electric range to tackle your daily commute.
The stylish LED projector beam headlights with auto-leveling deliver added edge and efficiency.
The Optima Plug-In Hybrid panoramic sunroof offers expansive sights and fresh air on command. Plus, the power sunshade provides just the right amount of coverage.
The Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) easily engages and releases with the push of a button.
An ergonomically designed steering wheel, heated for comfort in colder weather.
With 12-way power adjustments for the driver, including 4-way lumbar support. As well as available 10-way power adjustments for the passenger, including 2-way lumbar support.
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.
Keep your eyes on the road and hands on wheel. With 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.
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.
Maintain control when it matters most. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps you keep on course, while Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) helps maintain steering control when driving under adverse road conditions. Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps keep your vehicle in place as you move off an incline.
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 advanced active safety systems that help give you the kind of vehicle control you need to handle the unexpected.