The 2020 Kia Optima Gets a New Hybrid Powertrain

The 2020 Kia Optima is a redesigned hybrid sedan with scores of all-new features. This mid-size car is available only in the Kia Optima EX trim at Rowe Kia Auburn in Auburn, ME.

The 2020 Kia Optima runs on the all-new Full Parallel Hybrid System, which has an EPA highway fuel economy of 45 MPG. A lithium polymer battery pack and an electric motor work in sync to provide on-demand electrical power. A 2.0-liter gasoline engine block is another integral component of the hybrid powertrain. Featuring the all-new H-Matic design, the automatic transmission system is tuned for efficient performance. Using a clutch instead of a traditional torque converter, the electronically controlled gearbox creates six different ratios.

Regenerative braking also provides partial kinetic energy for the efficient powertrain. Standard in the Kia Optima sedan, the Hill Start Assist Control holds the brakes for several seconds before the driving gear is engaged on a sloped road. The Brake Assist System will help you regain control of the car on a slick surface. This premium model is also balanced by the Traction Control in adverse driving situations.

A TFT instrument cluster is centrally configured in the 2020 Kia Optima's cockpit. You can also glance at the 8-inch monitor in the central part of the dashboard. Paired with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, the Voice-Command Navigation guides you with precision.

You can also take advantage of the Kia Access function that's integrated into the updated UVO Link suite. With a few swipes of your smartphone, you can remotely set the temperature settings for the dual-zone HVAC system. You can also tap your phone and unlock the Kia Optima's doors.

Linked to the Voice-Command Navigation, the Find My Car app takes the guesswork out of locating the Kia Optima in a parking lot. You can also download the AR Owner's Manual to your mobile phone.

Ready to handle tough conditions in Auburn? The 2020 Kia Optima has a robust frame that carries the trademark Iso-Structure design. Featuring multiple crumple zones, the steel frame is engineered to withstand severe collisions. This updated sedan also has the Drive Wise safety technology for enhanced defensive driving.

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