28 Sep '14, 5pm

Kia Diesel Hybrid Not Coming To The U.S.?

Kia Diesel Hybrid Not Coming To The U.S.?

While no news has come out about mass producing the Optima Mild Hybrid, speculation is that it will not come to the U.S. But why? Kia does have a strong presence here; however it seems that the goal is to introduce the hybrid to the European market first where efficiency standards are a bit more lenient towards diesel emissions, and the use of diesel fuel is less of an issue than it is here in the U.S.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2014/09/28/kia-diesel-hybrid-coming-u-s/

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