2020 Kia Optima Sportswagon Hybrid; Specs, Performance, Consumption
Test Drive for the2020 Kia Optima Sportswagon Plug-in hybrid, an ecological family with 2.0 petrol engine coupled with an electric unit. Price list from 45,000 euro.
2020 Kia Optima Sportswagon hybrid Design, Size & Interior
the wagon long just under 4.90 meters, the 2020 Kia Optima Sportswagon Hybrid plug-in is the protagonist of our test drive. An elegant SW, very technological, not too high from the ground but very appealing also thanks to the typical Tiger nose of Kia, a thin grille embellished with Full LED headlights and minimal stylistic choices very apt. So many active security systems, which include Cruise’s radar and many cameras. The electric charge nozzle is located near the guide side door and the car entrance is keyless.
Despite the presence of batteries, located in the lower part of the trunk, the trunk has a minimum capacity of 440 liters, which can be easily trifled if the rear seats are torn down. About the tailgate, the latter is electro-implemented and, once opened, hides a courtesy light and practical levers necessary to break down in comfort the rear seats, as well as to open the door of the tank Gasoline, also placed on the driving side.
The interiors are sober but elegant, well finished and premium car, although perhaps they sin a little bit in originality. So much technology on board, starting from the seats from the electrical settings with locations that can be stored up to the infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems. The plastics are well finished, perhaps a bit harsh to the touch but still of excellent quality and contribute to give the dashboard an essential and sober look as you expect from such a car.
The Kia Optima SW Plug-In Hybrid has an onboard computer that is the same as already seen on the other cars in the group. So much comfort on board, and not just in terms of space. The air conditioner has nozzles even for those who sit behind and all the seats of the car, both front and back, can be heated, as well as the steering wheel.
Engine and performance
The thermal engine is a 2,000 gasoline from 205 hp (67 of which are electric) and a maximum torque of 375 Nm. The batteries that equip the Kia Optima Sportwagon plug-in are very effective and guarantee a real autonomy of 50-60 kilometers in pure electric mode. Charged from a domestic outlet, the batteries go from 0 to 100% recharge in about 6 hours, time drops to 3 hours where the charge is only possible in a single phase at 3.7 KW. The performance of the motors are more than good, the electric comes into operation in the right moments and the only very small flaw is the fact that we can not keep the electric charge for moments that we think are more suited to its use. The shot from 0 to 100 km/h is completed in 9.7 seconds and the maximum speed is 192 kilometers per hour. In urban stretches with a liter of fuel, we travel between 17 and 18 kilometers, having the foresight not to push too much.
Prices of the Kia Optima hybrid Plug-in
With regard to the list prices of the Kia Optima SW Plug-In Hybrid, we are starting from 45,000 euros but adding some extras are quite easily exceeded the 50,000 euros. On the road the driving impressions are positive, starting from the direct and precise steering that makes the driving experience pleasant and interesting. The handling is excellent and despite the size of the car is driving quietly even in urban traffic, where he is fine. Very quiet, as well as the visibility both lateral and rear.