Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kia Optima - New world Hybrid


When my kids are older I want them to be environmentally conscious. Not because I didn’t do a good job in recycling but because it’s affordable, and doesn’t inconvenience their life anymore than NOT being thoughtful towards the world their kids will one day live in.

That being said, what if their next car could be something that they would love to drive AND have all the top amenities so they don’t feel like they are missing out on voice controlled radio and texts.


So I did some research, even working in the maintenance field I had no idea how hybrid cars worked, luckily Kia Motors at Kia.com made an infographic to help me out on this. Want to learn? Check it out here

After seeing this I decided to learn more about hybrid vehicles and see what Kia can offer for the future generation of car drivers and owners. 

I have been under a lot of misconceptions about hybrid cars, they don’t keep up in speed or power, they don’t have the amenities other car’s have and they cost substantially more. After going to the Kia OptimaFacebook page to interact with the Urban Myth Busters, I learned how wrong I really was. 

The Kia Optima Hybrid comes standard with eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, dual zone automatic temperature control with rear vents, push-button start with smart key, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, one-touch automatic up/down on front windows, chrome interior door handles, glove box illumination, rear reading lamps, and fixed rear seats with ski pass-through.

The Optima Hybrid is the first Kia vehicle to offer the company's proprietary UVO powered by Microsoft® hands-free, voice-activated infotainment and communications system which is paired with the AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio system and features a rear-view camera, SIRIUS®Satellite Radio capabilities with three months complimentary service6, auxiliary and USB audio input jacks for connecting with MP3 players7 and Bluetooth®8 wireless technology connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls. Based on Windows Embedded Auto Software, UVO is an easy-to-use hands-free solution that allows drivers and passengers to answer and place phone calls, receive and respond to SMS text messages, access music from a variety of media sources and create custom music experiences.

So… whether you are looking for a new car for your growing family, a downgrade from your minivan because your family is getting older or a car for your adult child, click on some videos, do your research, and let me know if you test drove a Kia, I’d love to know how it rides, because it sounds like a great car!

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