Optima Phev Set To Drive Sales At Jennings Kia

Issue 17

Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, has taken delivery of Kia's first plug-in Hybrid model the Optima PHEV.

Kia’s mission to lower the average CO2 emissions of its range by 25 per cent before the end of the decade has been given a boost with the launch of the company’s first plug-in hybrid model, the Optima PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle).

The latest model is on display and available to test drive at Jennings Kia’s dealerships in Stockton and Washington.

The new Optima PHEV, is priced at £31,495, after taking into account the Government’s £2,500 plug-in car grant.

Steven Flack, franchise manager at Jennings Kia’s dealership in Stockton, said: “To offer Kia’s first plug-in hybrid model is hugely exciting for our sales teams at Stockton and Washington.

“We know that drivers across Teesside and Wearside are increasingly conscious of fuel economy and styling, active safety technologies and high level of specification and the new Optima PHEV is a fantastic offering.”

With a range of up to 33 miles in all-electric mode, the Optima PHEV is able to complete many regular urban commuter runs with no tailpipe emissions, while its CO2 figure of just 37g/km means company car users pay just 7 per cent benefit-in-kind taxation in 2016/2017.

The Optima PHEV combines a 154bhp 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engine with a 50kW (67bhp) electric motor powered by a 9.8kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. The electric motor replaces the torque converter in the smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. When working together, the combustion engine and motor generate 202bhp and 375Nm of torque.

A package of aerodynamic, styling and technology features contribute towards the Optima PHEVs low CO2 emissions and potential fuel economy of up to 176.6mpg while ensuring it is instantly recognisable as the high-efficiency model in the Optima range.

The Optima PHEV is one of the most technologically advanced cars Kia has ever launched in the UK. The Optima family is available with a comprehensive range of connectivity and advanced driver assistance features, including an 8.0-inch touch-screen navigation system with European mapping, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom, a wireless mobile phone charger, a 270° around-view monitor and a 10-speaker harman/kardon Premium Sound audio system. It is laden with advanced features to keep the driver and passengers connected with the outside world, to advance their comfort and convenience and to help drivers achieve the maximum all-electric driving range.

In keeping with every Kia model, the Optima PHEV comes with the manufacturer’s unique-in-the-UK seven-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.

Other models available in the Kia model line-up and available at Jennings Kia’s dealerships, include the Picanto, Rio, Soul, Venga, cee’d GT, new cee’d, cee’d Sportswagon, new pro_cee’d and pro_cee’d GT, in addition to the Sorento, Optima, Sportage and all-new petrol-electric Niro hybrid.

The car is available with Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages, offering retail customers fixed-cost, inflation-proof servicing for the first three or five years, which is available at Jennings Kia.

In addition to housing the full new Kia car line-up at the Jennings Kia dealerships, customers can also take advantage of a range of quality approved used cars.

There is also a range of aftersales facilities with service, MOT and parts departments available at both dealerships.

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