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MADE FOR paving the way

Greener future, now with a side of envy.

Explore Optima Plug-in Hybrid

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  • Made for
    showing off

    Design Overview

    Built from the bold styling and aerodynamic design of the redesigned 2016 Optima, the 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid efficiently makes the most of every kilometre. Even the standard 17” alloy wheels have been specially designed to add to its modern aesthetic and aerodynamics.

  • Made for
    keeping cool

    Active Grille Air-Flap

    With an active grille that features an air-flap that automatically opens and closes at high and low speeds, the new Optima Plug-In Hybrid naturally cools its engine bay, while becoming more aerodynamic.

  • Made for
    every angle

    Dynamic Mirrors

    The dynamic power sideview mirrors of the Optima Plug-In Hybrid fold and heat with ease. They also boast integrated signal repeaters; a reflection of our commitment to every detail.

  • Made for
    lighting the way

    Vibrant Lighting

    With standard LED light bar taillights, LED daytime running lights, and available dynamic headlight levelling system, the lighting in the Optima Plug-In Hybrid is as vibrant as it is sleek.

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  • Made for
    total comfort

    Climate Control

    The Optima Plug-In Hybrid comes with heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and dual-zone climate control. And with available features like air-cooled front seats, the climate is yours to control all year-round.

  • Made for
    being aware


    Wherever you’re going, getting there just got easier with a standard 8” multimedia touchscreen with navigation1 that makes road trips a snap.

  • Made for
    higher fidelity


    With the Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic premium surround sound audio system with 9 speakers, Clari-Fi technology, and a 630-watt digital amplifier, being green never sounded so good2.

  • Made for
    creature comforts


    Slide behind the wheel of the Optima Plug-In Hybrid and surround yourself with modern convenience and upscale details, like standard Smart-key with push button start, available leather seats, and every button properly placed within reach.

  • How Optima Hybrid Technology Works

    Outfitted with a motor that runs off a long-range battery, the 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid has the ability to switch between an electric and gas engine to provide greater fuel economy and more peace of mind.

  • Low speed driving

    At low driving speeds, the Plug-In Hybrid enters EV (electric vehicle) mode. This provides you with excellent noise reduction and fuel economy.

  • Accelerating and climbing

    The Optima Plug-In Hybrid uses both the electric and gas engines to give you some extra power when you need it most – like when you accelerate or climb hills.

  • Fixed speed driving

    If the battery’s charge becomes low, the Optima Plug-In Hybrid will maintain its level of charge and continue to use both the electric and gas engines for optimal efficiency.

  • Decelerating

    The regenerative braking system harnesses energy generated during braking to recharge the battery.

Made for knowing more

All the information you need to stay efficient in one convenient display. The available multimedia interface1 informs you of your fuel economy, your gas or energy usage and much more.

Made for cord-cutting power

Wireless charging gives you a clutter-free way of keeping your smartphone fully charged3.

Made for all-over protection

The 2017 Optima Hybrid Plug-in surrounds you with seven standard airbags, including a driver-side knee airbag. After all, safety isn’t optional4.

Made for always-on protection

The Optima Hybrid Plug-in is always monitoring for potential dangers. Active safety features, like electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, electronic brake distribution, hill-start assist control and brake assist all come standard4

Feature Highlights

Model Range



  • 202 HP | 276 lb. ft.
  • Leather seats
  • Rearview camera
  • Blind spot detection
  • Autonomous emergency braking system

Well-equipped from


EX Premium


  • 202 HP | 276 lb. ft.
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Air-cooled seats
  • 10-way power adjustable passenger seat with 2-way lumbar support

Well-equipped from



Exterior Colours

Interior Colours


  • FeatureEXEX Premium
    17" alloy wheels  
    P215/55R17 tires  
    Tire mobility kit  
    Panoramic sunroof- 
    Active grille air shutter  
    Automatic headlights  
    Headlight escort function  
    LED daytime running lights  
    LED headlights (auto-leveling)  
    Dynamic bending headlights  
    Adaptive headlight system  
    Smart high beam assist system  
    LED light bar taillights  
    Heated sideview mirrors  
    LED sideview mirror signal repeaters  
    Power folding sideview mirrors  
    Windshield wiper de-icer  
    Rain sensing wipers  
    Aero blade wipers  
    Solar glass  
    Sound-reducing front side door glass  
    Satin chrome door handles  
    Satin chrome window trim  
    Splash guards  
    - = Not available
  • FeatureEXEX Premium
    Dual-zone automatic climate control  
    Cabin air filter  
    Automatic defog system  
    Rear climate ventilation  
    Smart Key with push-button start  
    Remote keyless entry with panic function  
    Power door locks and windows  
    Auto up/down front windows  
    Obstacle-detecting front windows  
    Integrated rear door sunshades  
    Tilt and telescopic steering wheel  
    Heated steering wheel  
    Steering wheel-mounted audio controls  
    Steering wheel-mounted cruise control  
    Smart cruise control  
    Smart trunk release  
    Trip computer  
    Enhanced LCD Supervision instrument cluster  
    AM/FM/MP3/HD Radio/Satellite6 stereo  
    9-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system2  
    Android Auto® smartphone integration3,7  
    AUX & USB input ports  
    12V power outlet  
    Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity4  
    Wireless phone charger3  
    8" multimedia interface with voice-activated navigation5  
    Auto-dimming rearview mirror  
    Illuminated vanity mirrors  
    Stainless steel door scuff plates  
    - = Not available
  • FeatureEXEX Premium
    Leather seats  
    Heated front seats  
    Heated rear seats  
    Air-cooled front seats- 
    Height-adjustable front seats  
    12-way power adjustable driver's seat with 4-way lumbar support  
    10-way power adjustable passenger seat with 2-way lumbar support- 
    Driver’s seat memory function  
    Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
    Leather-wrapped gear shift knob  
    - = Not available
  • FeatureEXEX Premium
    Dual advanced front airbags  
    Dual side airbags  
    Dual side curtain airbags  
    Driver's side knee airbag  
    4-wheel disc brakes  
    4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)  
    Vehicle stability management (VSM)  
    Electronic stability control (ESC)  
    Hill assist control (HAC)  
    Electronic parking brake  
    Tire pressure monitoring system (tire specific)  
    Rearview camera1  
    Camera monitoring system1  
    Rear parking sensors1  
    Blind-spot detection1  
    Rear cross traffic alert1  
    Lane departure warning system1  
    Autonomous emergency braking system1  
    - = Not available


  • Nu 2.0L GDI HEV
    Nu 2.0L GDI HEV, permanent magnet synchronous motor
    Valve Train
    4-valves per cylinder chain drive, dual-cam variable valve timing
    154 hp @ 6,000 rpm: gasoline;
    50 kW @ 2,330-3,300 rpm: electric motor;
    202 @ 6,000 rpm: combined performance
    140 @ 5,000 rpm: gasoline;
    276 @ 2,330 rpm: combined
    Compression Ratio
    Fuel System
    Gasoline direct injection (GDI)
    Fuel Management
    Active ECO
    6-speed Sportmatic automatic
    9.8 kWh (360V / 27.2 Ah)
    Energy density
    75 Wh/kg
    Lithium ion polymer
    Onboard charger
    3.3 kW
    Recharge time
    AC level two <3 hrs
    Fuel Economy, 5 cycle testing
    Nu 2.0L GDI HEV5.9 L/100km (combined; gasoline only)
    2.3 Le/100km (combined; gasoline and electric)
  • Dimensions, mm (in.)
    Wheelbase2,805 (110)
    Length4,855 (191.1)
    Width1,860 (73.2)
    Height1,460 (57.5)
    Head room (Front / Rear)1,010 / 960 (39.8 / 37.8)
    Shoulder room (Front / Rear)1,475 / 1,432 (58.1 / 56.4)
    Leg room (Front / Rear)1,155 / 905 (45.5 / 35.6)
    Hip room (Front / Rear)1,423 / 1,422 (55.9 / 56)
    Capacities, L (cu. ft.)
    Trunk volume280 (9.9)
    Fuel tank capacity, L (imp. gal.)55 (12)
  • Curb Weight, kg (lb.)
    Automatic Transmission1,720 - 1,775 (3,791 - 3,913)
  • Body & Chassis
    LayoutFront engine, front wheel drive
    Body typeUnibody
    Front suspensionIndependent, MacPherson struts with gas absorbers
    Rear suspensionIndependent, multi-link, gas absorbers
    SteeringElectric Power Steering
  • Brakes
    Type4-wheel disc
    ABS4 sensor, 4 channel
    Front, in.12.0 disc
    Rear, in.11.2 solid disc

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  • 1 - When equipped with the navigation system, French voice commands may be limited.
  • 2 - Harman Kardon® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
  • 3 - Compatible smartphone required. Data rates may apply, please check with your wireless service provider. For wireless charging, certain smartphones may require a wireless charging-compatible case.
  • 4 - Please note that your vehicle may not be equipped with all features described. This also applies to safety-related systems and functions. None of the features we describe are intended to replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while driving and are not a substitute for safe driving practices. Some features may have technological limitations. For additional information regarding the various features, including their limitations and restrictions, please refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual.