Chicago Auto Show: Kia Optima Hybrid facelift image

The 2014th edition of the Chicago Auto Show has marked the debut of the facelifted version of the Kia Optima Hybrid.

The 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid is a modestly revised model, which has received some interesting updates to it, including the new front bumper with new air vents, the mesh grille, the LED infused headlights, the 16- or the 17-inch alloy wheels and more. Changes made to the cabin are limited and they include the UVO eServices infotainment system, the eight-speaker Infinity audio system and others.

“It’s unique in its segment because it not only gives owners savings at the gas pump and a smaller carbon footprint, but it also delivers world-class design, robust performance and an upscale personality, making it a truly attractive and well-rounded hybrid offer”, says Orth Hedrick about it, the KMA vice president of product planning.

The 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid has a four-cylinder 2.4 liter engine under its hood, which is being backed up by an electric motor and by a lithium polymer battery. The total output produced stands at 199 HP (148 kW) and 318 Nm (235 lb-ft) of torque. The model can return 36 / 40 / 38 mpg in city / highway / combined. No pricing details have been announced on it so far.