It intelligently switches from its electric motor to its 2.4-liter 4-cylinder MPI engine in response to your driving. It offers a combined199 horsepower—while still delivering excellent fuel efficiency. Add in the 235 lb.-ft. of torque and the Optima Hybrid is an all-around, smart, efficient, and invigorating drive.
The Optima Hybrid utilizes two systems: an electric traction motor that works in concert with a lithium polymer battery and a 4-cylinder gas engine. The Optima Hybrid will be powered by one or both, depending what type of driving you’re doing.
Like the idea of longer periods between fill-ups? The LX model achieves an EPA-estimated 36 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway, and 38 mpg combined. Overall, refinements to the Optima Hybrid’s powertrain have made it more efficient while retaining its sporty feel.
Keep track of the Optima’s fuel efficiency with a vivid display that shows the battery being charged, your MPG, the eco-friendliness of your last drive, and additional performance information.
The Optima Hybrid switches smoothly between electric motor and gas engine—delivering a refined drive. And it finds the best combination of the two, depending on the conditions, to ensure optimal fuel efficiency.
The Optima Hybrid uses electric power at start-up and during lower-speed driving.
At full acceleration, both the gasoline engine and the electric motor are used.
For freeway driving, the Optima Hybrid relies exclusively on the responsive 4-cylinder 2.4-liter gas engine.
During deceleration, regenerative braking converts kinetic energy to electrical energy to automatically charge the electric motor’s battery.
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