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Kia Optima Hybrid To Debut in LA

The new 2011 Kia Optima is getting ready to launch later this year. But even bigger news is coming from the Korean auto maker - Optima is going hybrid.

The 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, with sales slated to begin in early 2011.

The Optima Hybrid should achieve around 37 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. Power will likely come from a 2.4L four-cylinder engine, producing 209 horsepower and 195 ft-lbs of torque, with electric speeds of up to 62 mph.

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