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Kia’s First U.S. Hybrid to be Priced at Only $26,500

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 11, 2011 @ 3:01 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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Kia [2] may be a little late to the hybrid [3] party in the U.S., but they’re making up for that by setting the base price of the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid [4] at only $26,500. Stocked with an impressive options list that won’t set you back too many greenbacks, this car [5] could be a real value proposition for drivers wanting to go green affordably.

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The Kia Optima Hybrid has an impressive list of features focused on providing a comfortable driving experience: power everything, panoramic roof, leather-wrapped this and that, but what we think will be most useful is the fact that the car can be driven in all-electric mode [7] at speeds up to 62 miles per hour. Topping the list of the vehicle’s quirkier features is a pre-recorded engine noise that the Optima Hybrid plays in all-electric mode to let pedestrians know it is coming.

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Via PR Newswire [8]


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[3] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid

[4] 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid: http://www.kia.com/#/optima-hybrid/

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[7] all-electric mode: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+mode

[8] PR Newswire: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kia-motors-america-announces-pricing-for-first-ever-kia-hybrid-vehicle-in-the-us-121586353.html

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