The Optima Plug-In Hybrid connects via phone remote.

Control at your fingertips.

Intuitive technologies make it easy to stay connected. Kia’s free UVO eco App lets you check charging status, schedule charge times, and even lock or unlock your doors—all from the comfort of your couch. And when you’re in your Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ allow you to access your compatible smartphone features right from your Kia’s touch-screen display.


Optimal understanding.

The new Augmented Reality (AR) Owner’s Manual is an easy way to explore your Optima Plug-In Hybrid. Just point your smartphone or tablet virtually anywhere to watch features pop up with information. Or, get useful tips and info even when you're not in your vehicle. It’s just one more way Kia is using technology to enhance your experience.

Download the AR Owner’s Manual App for your compatible Apple or Android device.


Highest tech.

Keep your eyes on the road and hands on wheel. With UVO eco, your voice controls phone calls, your music library, navigation, and more. You get real-time access to vital information like battery life and charging stations—plus an app that gives you remote control to schedule charge times, set the cabin climate, and schedule maintenances.


Apple CarPlay in the Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

Plug in your compatible iPhone® for instant access to your favorite features. Whether you’re sending a text or talking to Siri®, Apple CarPlay™ is the smarter way to use your phone in the car. Click here to learn more about Apple Carplay™ and download the Apple Carplay™ Guide.

Android Auto feature in the Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

UVO offers compatibility with Android Auto™ for convenient and direct connection to your smartphone. Make calls, send texts, play your music, and more. Click here to learn more about Android Auto™ and download the Android Auto™ Guide.

UVO eServices in the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

UVO eco offers helpful tools like Parking Minder, Kia 24-hour Roadside Assistance, and My POIs.

Ready for the unexpected.

Drive confidently on every road. Our advanced driver-assistive systems, like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), and Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) make operating your vehicle more convenient than ever.


AEB system in the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

The Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system uses radar to automatically activate the brakes when detecting a potential collision.

Smart Cruise Control in the Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) automatically slows or accelerates your vehicle to maintain a safe preset distance.

FCWS in the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid.

Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) utilizes both audible and visual cues to alert you to a potential collision, giving you time to take corrective action.

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