Optima PHEV

LA Motor Show receives a ‘Turbo’ upgrade!

Kia Motors is back in sunny Los Angeles for the kick off of the much awaited 2016 LA Auto Show! Greeting audiences at the Los Angeles convention center, Kia presents an array of fascinating concept cars and popular iconic models.

Optima PHEV: The best of both worlds

Optima PHEV, Kia’s very own plug-in hybrid, has been brought to life by taking our popular prize-winning midsize sedan and adding intelligent eco-friendly upgrades. With new features that give the model impressive fuel economy and extra driving convenience, the Optima PHEV is entering the spotlight and is poised to impress the growing green car demographic.

Kia shines green at the Busan Motor Show!

Back on our home turf in time for the biennial Busan International Motor Show, Kia Motors radiated green energy for the crowds this year, revealing new eco-friendly models and concepts. Among our 23 beautifully displayed cars, the spotlight shone brightest on three Kia models in particular, the Kia K5 Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), making its exciting debut in Korea, the Kia Telluride concept in Asia, and the Kia K7 Hybrid (HEV), the world.

The History of Kia’s Green Cars

Kia’s first ever eco-friendly vehicle was the Kia Besta EV. While the model was not developed for commercial markets, the Besta was used for live broadcasting during the 1986 Asian Games and 1988 Seoul Olympics. The Kia Sportage EV succeeded the Besta in 1999. The knowledge behind the development of these two models came to serve as the basis for all other electric models to follow.

HUV, HEV and PHEVs, oh my!

With the recent announcement of three new eco-friendly vehicles at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, Kia Motors introduced a number of exciting firsts that provide a look into the brand’s future for clean mobility. Today, Kia BUZZ takes you on a guided tour of the latest green additions to the Kia range!

Glimpse into Kia’s future innovations at the Geneva Motor Show!

The Salon International de l’Automobile (Geneva Motor Show) in Switzerland is considered one of the most important automobile events of the season as it lays the groundwork for the year to follow. Kia Motors, as always, has an eye-catching exhibit for excited fans and spectators at this year’s show. With the debut of new models and upgraded automobile technology, Kia is bringing all kinds of surprises to the show floor.

[Automobile Mag] Kia’s Future In Hybrids and EVs

“Kia debuted two new hybrids at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the Niro and the plug-in Optima hybrid. They’re two of the four alt-powertrains Kia promised to have in place by this year—the other two are the Soul EV and standard Optima hybrid—with about a half dozen more on the way, debuting by 2020. We sat down with Michael Sprague, COO for Kia Motors America, and Orth Hedrick, the automaker’s vice president of product planning, to talk about how Kia sees its future in EVs, hybrids, and other alternative powertrains.”