Added: 11 September 2017




             Kia's fourth alternative-powertrain car in the UK and second PHEV is now available at West End Garage

             Up to 38 miles of all-electric range

             All-electric or hybrid drive modes

             Connectivity features include Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™


Kia has added a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the stylish and spacious Optima Sportswagon  & New Niro to its growing fleet of alternative-powertrain models.


The Optima Sportswagon PHEV will help to drive Kia towards its goal of a 25 per cent reduction in overall average CO2 emissions by 2020.


The new model has a longer all-electric range and can travel up to 38 miles in all-electric mode – the car even has lower CO2 emissions and better fuel economy than the plug-in hybrid saloon. As with the Optima saloon PHEV, the Sportswagon PHEV combines a 154bhp 2.0-litre direct-injection petrol engine with a 50kW (67bhp) full electric motor.


Distinguishing features of the PHEV are blue-tinted headlights and chrome enhancements with a metallic blue finish on the lower front air grille, the 'tiger-nose' main grille and the side sills. And being such a technologically advanced addition to the Optima family, this new model is available with a comprehensive range of connectivity and advanced driver assistance features, including an 8-inch touch screen navigation system with European mapping, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a colour rear parking camera.


Hybrid sales in the UK and mainland Europe have doubled over the past five years and are expected to reach 700,000 a year by the end of this decade. The Optima Sportswagon PHEV, alongside its 4Door saloon counterpart, ensures Kia is well represented in this sector.


Andrew MacDonald, Sales Director at West End Garage says: “We’re excited about welcoming people from Surrey & Berkshire to come and experience these new Optima & Niro models. A highlight of my job is seeing new and existing customers fall in love with these fabulous new Kia models and we're confident the new PHEV’s will get the community into these environmentally friendly models. Undoubtably these are tomorrow’s transport available today”.


In keeping with all our models, the Optima Saloon, Sportswagon PHEV & New Niro PHEV all come with the Kia’s industry-leading 7-year or 100,000-mile warranty, subject to certain wear and tear conditions. The warranty is fully transferable should the car be sold before the time or mileage limits have been reached. They are also available with Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages, offering retail customers complete peace of mind with fixed-cost, inflation-proof servicing for three or five years.


The PHEV’s  are  available now at West End Garage and all qualify for the Government's plug-in car grant of £2,500.





The new Optima Sportswagon PHEV & Niro PHEV are available now.


Key features:

-         Can travel 38 miles in all-electric mode

-         Blue tinted headlights and chrome enhancements

-         8-inch touchscreen navigation system

Come and visit us for a test drive or call one of our helpful team on  01483 797747 for more information.


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