Modestly revised, the facelifted model has been equipped with a new front bumper that has additional vents which help to reduce drag.

Kia has taken the wraps off the 2014 Optima Hybrid.

Modestly revised, the facelifted model has been equipped with a new front bumper that has additional vents which help to reduce drag. The model has also a mesh grille, LED-infused headlights and restyled 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Interior changes are limited but sedan can be equipped with an eight-speaker Infinity audio system and a UVO eServices infotainment system.

Power is provided by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is backed by an electric motor and a 47 kW lithium polymer battery. This setup enables the car to produce a combined maximum output of 199 bhp (148 kW) and 235 lb-ft (318 Nm) of torque. Thanks to the hybrid technology, the model can return up to 36 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 38 mpg combined (US).

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