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    Official: Kia Optima Hybrid gets same updates as Hyundai cousin, slightly higher price
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    After a slight delay, we now bring you your regularly scheduled refresh of the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid. As with the Hybrid Sonata Hybrid update, the reworked Optima gas-electric gets more power – a 40 pound-feet increase in torque, up to 235 lb-ft – from a bigger 47-horsepower electric ...

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    Report: Hyundai, Kia delaying and updating new Sonata, Optima Hybrids?
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    Given the recent debacle regarding overstated fuel-economy estimates from Hyundai and Kia, we wouldn't blame the companies for being a little gun-shy about new vehicle releases. That just might be the case for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima Hybrids. With the US Environmental Protection ...

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    Rumormill: Is Kia considering a diesel for the U.S.?
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    If we had a dollar for every time we read a headline that said, "[insert automaker here] considering a diesel for U.S. market," we'd have a pretty sizable stack of Washingtons. So why, then, is this story of particular interest? After the website Efficient Automobile wrote about the possibility ...

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    Kia taking the Rio racing, Optima Hybrid selected as pace car
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    Kia has only been racing for two years, but during this past season of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the plucky Korean brand recorded both its first-ever first place finish and won the driver and team championships for the entire season. Teams don't usually win their first race and ...

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    Wayne Gerdes hypermiles 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid to Guinness record with 64.55 mpg
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    Hypermiler extraordinaire Wayne Gerdes and his colleague Chris Bernius have set a new Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a gasoline hybrid vehicle while driving through the 48 adjoining U.S. states. At over 64 miles per gallon, Gerdes, Bernius and the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid ...

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    Wayne Gerdes starts hypermiling mpg record attempt in Kia Optima Hybrid
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    Hypermiling extraordinaire Wayne Gerdes, along with colleague Chris Bernius (both friends of the site), are heading out on a big journey today. The two will leave from Kia Motors' manufacturing facility in West Point, GA on a trip through 48 states in a clockwise direction, finishing in South ...

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    Quick Spin: Review: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid [w/video]
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    A Feature-Packed Family Hauler That Sips Every time we read Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, we find something new. Adams was able to spin phrases that hit on multiple levels, and his work requires repeated attention to be enjoyed in full. We wouldn't be surprised if the ...

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    Kia VP says Optima Hybrid is a no-compromise vehicle
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    Kia Motors' vice-president of marketing, Michael Sprague, says that the 2011 Optima Hybrid is the vehicle that will legitimize the Korean automaker as an eco-friendly company. In speaking with Ward's Auto, Sprague stated:

    In our studies, some people would reject the brand outright because ...

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    2011 Kia Optima Hybrid priced at $26,500*
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    Kia Motors America has announced that its midsize fuel-sipping sedan, the 2011 Optima Hybrid, will be priced at $26,500, plus an extra $750 for destination and handling, when it hits U.S. dealers in June. The gas-electric Optima is Kia's first-ever hybrid vehicle. Like the Hyundai Sonata ...

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    Hero Electric to launch Electrovaya-powered Zion, Optima Plus scooters in Canada
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    Hero Electric, one of India's leading manufacturers of two-wheeled electric vehicles, showcased its battery-powered Zion and Optima Plus scooters at the Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show this past weekend. With over 300 sales and service outlets across India, Hero Electric is a ...

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    Report: Kia Optima Hybrid delayed due to Hyundai Sonata Hybrid push-back
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    The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was supposed to go on sale in December, but at the eleventh hour, the company decided on a last-minute engineering change to enhance safety. When the automaker learned that President Obama planned to sign a bill that would ban a switch that can disable a noisemaker ...

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    Report: Kia Optima hybrid headed for LA Auto Show
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    2011 Kia Optima – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're still trying to stay on top of everything being officially unveiled next week at the Paris Motor Show, but it looks like we may also need to keep an eye trained on the LA Auto Show as well. Auto Guide is reporting that Kia will ...

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    New York 2010: Kia introduces all-new Optima with DI, turbo and hybrid
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    2011 Kia Optima – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the New York Auto Show today Kia officially introduced the new 2011 Optima mid-sized sedan and, as we expected, it shares much with the recently launched Hyundai Sonata. In spite of the same wheelbase and almost identical ...

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    Video: Could a Kia save your life?
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    Better known for their two-for-one sales and mechanical issues, I was surprised to hear about the crash safety rating awarded to the Kia Optima in the most recent round of tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Optima scored better than its competitors, namely, the Chevrolet ...

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    Instructable of the day: Build a 70 mph, 72 volt electric motorcycle
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    Three months and $3,000 is what it took Instructable's poster Stryker (aka Ben) to build this great electric motorcycle. Unhappy with rising gas prices and ready to learn, Ben took a 1984 Honda Interceptor 700, gutted the gasoline components and added a 72V Advanced DC motor and 6 Yellow Top Optima ...

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