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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Exciting Features in Simi Valley

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Overview: Stylish New Features and Bold Design

2016-kia-optima-hybrid-300The hybrid version of the best-selling vehicle by Kia has maintained the style and efficiency of the base model – along with a few new and exciting features. Some of the most noticeable changes and features for the 2016 Optima include:

  • The hybrid sedan is still boasting a sleek design, as well as an array of exciting features and stellar fuel economy.
  • The 2016 Optima Hybrid offers an EPA that is superior to other vehicles on the market.

The 2016 model is a carryover from the previous model and has continued to offer all the qualities that Simi Valley consumers love, including the unique European design, an abundance of top-of-the-line features and superior value.

A Powerful Engine that Offers a Smooth Ride

The Optima Hybrid is offered in two trip levels, including the Hybrid and the Hybrid EX. It is powered by a 2.4 liter engine that works alongside a 47 horsepower electric motor, which offers drivers 235 pounds of torque and 199 horsepower. The electric motor is powered by a 47 kW lithium polymer battery, and the automatic, six speed transmission ensures all of the power produced goes to the Optima Hybrid’s front wheels.

Luxury and Innovation

There are also a number of unique exterior features that work to enhance the aerodynamics and set this hybrid sedan apart. This includes extra vents in the front bumper, which increase the airflow and minimize drag. The low rolling resistance tires have also been mounted to a set of 16 inch alloy wheels or the 17 inch allow wheels, based on which trim you choose. Both options help to reduce drag and weight when the vehicle is moving.

If you want to see the 2016 Optima Hybrid for yourself, be sure to visit First Kia in Simi Valley today. You can test drive this impressive vehicle and see if you would like to take it home.


First Kia
2081 First Street
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Kia Sedona Dubbed “Ultimate Minivan” for Simi Valley

Kia Sedona Dubbed “Ultimate Minivan” by and MotorWeek

2016-kia-sedona-300When two of the top car ranking authorities dub a vehicle “The Ultimate,” you know it must be good. This is exactly what happened for the Sedona Minivan by Kia. During the “Ultimate Minivan Challenge,” where the top, fully loaded minivans were put head to head, it was a huge surprise when the Sedona is the one that impressed the most. While this vehicle has received a few other recognitions recently, including the J.D. Power APEAL award, the label as the “Ultimate Minivan,” was definitely the ultimate award.

Kia Sedona Stands Higher Than the Rest

This was not an easy title to take home. The van was put up against the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2015 Honda Odyssey, the 2015 Honda Sienna and the 2015 Chrysler Town and Country, which were all assessed on drivetrains, features, technology and fuel economy. There were a few things that stood out about the Sedona, over the others, including the smooth ride and innovative features.

What Makes the Sedona so Great?

One of the main reasons is because more than a minivan, this is a multipurpose vehicle. This is because it offers a number of features that embody other car makes, including the flatter hood, bull nose and vertical sides. It also has more power, more refinement, more choices, more safety, more room and minimal interior noise.

The makers of the Sedona put a priority on providing a smooth ride, which is one of the top things that stood out during this evaluation. The 2015 model was also almost a complete redesign from the previous year offering something new for drivers who were tired of the old and predictable.

If you are ready to see the 2015 award winning Kia Sedona and the many features it offers, visit First Kia in Simi Valley today.


First Kia
2081 First Street
Simi Valley, CA 93065

Kia K900 Sets Industry Record in Customer Satisfaction for Simi Valley

Kia K900 Sets Industry Record in Customer Satisfaction

2015 Kia K900

For the team at Kia, there is nothing more important than making sure that their customers are happy with the vehicle they get. Each year the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award is given out to cars that consistently have high satisfaction ratings. The K900 has once again won the award for satisfaction in the Luxury Car category. While customer satisfaction is nothing new to Kia, it is always great to be recognized. Here are some of the features that have garnered the K900 such high regard.

A Spacious Cabin

One of the first things that surprises buyers about the K900 is the spacious cabin that it has. This cabin is made to accommodate 5 adults with plenty of room to spare. The rear of the cabin has a lot of leg room, which is something that most luxury sedans struggle with. The last thing that anyone wants to do is to be cramped during a longer trip and with the purchase of the K900.

The Lexicon Audio System

Another great feature that has catapulted the K900 to the top of the customer satisfaction is the great audio system. For most people, being able to listen to their favorite tunes while driving is a top concern. The Lexicon Audio System is a 900-watt dynamo that is sure to give a car owner the listening experience they are after. The Lexicon Audio System has 17 speakers that are placed strategically around the cabin for maximum effect.

The Kia K900 is just one of the many vehicles that First Kia can provide to Simi Valley residents. The team at First Kia has the experience and know-how to get you in the right car in no time.


First Kia
2081 First Street
Simi Valley, CA 93065