Description: Kia will be partaking in an 8,000 mile road trip with the 2011 Optima Hybrid sedan as part of an effort to break the Guinness World Record for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid. Wayne Gerdes and...
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Caleb Lochridge Sep 01, 2011
I'd like to see 8,000 miles nonstop
Daniel Gil Sep 01, 2011
Wow 8k!!? It looks like a typo to me? Idk what do you guys think?
Shane Carroll Aug 31, 2011
8,000 miles of careful, easy driving? To quote Jeremy Clarkson, "sounds like my idea of hell"
Sean Kallas Aug 31, 2011
I know of Wayne. I'm sure he can do it.
Stephen Ishard Aug 31, 2011
So the record is who can drive like a grandma best
Description: Currently, the Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid was set back in October 2010 using a Toyota Auris Hybrid, which covered 307.58 miles while only using 4.53 gallons of fueli...
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Joseph Myers Aug 31, 2011
Yay west point, it's the plant I work in :D
Gabriel Cetean Dec 19, 2011
The car looks great but my new Optima came with missing seat bolts and an annoying left pull. Dealer put the bolts in and did an alignment. Still pulling left....Look twice if you want to buy.
Caleb Lochridge Sep 01, 2011
... It's an international company, just like GM, Ford ect.
Caleb Lochridge Sep 01, 2011
... countries, we are sending money out of the country. What makes Kia a foreign co. is the headquarters aren't based in the US. You can be an American and own stock in Kia, so technically you can't even say it's all owned by foreigners...
Caleb Lochridge Sep 01, 2011
@ the ppl who think all the money from a "foreign" car maker goes out of the country just stop and think for a second. Plants here in the US creates jobs in the US which generate money here in the US. When a company outsources work to foreign...
Josh Sutton Sep 01, 2011
Doesn't Subaru have plants here too?
Zach LaVallee Sep 01, 2011
It's really just a marketing gimmick American brands use to get sales
Zach LaVallee Sep 01, 2011
@Luis I don't think you realize how much ford is based in Europe and other countries. In terms of where the money eventually ends up, BMW, Kia, and Hyundai keep just about as much of it in the US as Ford or any other American brand
Luis Lujan Sep 01, 2011
But it's not an American brand!! If people would buy more Fords and Chevys, you would have the same jobs and factories as now, except they would be American all the way. If you start a company and take it overseas, you still want the profit here.
Shane Carroll Aug 31, 2011
@Stephen but they're employing Americans. And this looks pretty good
Josh Negron Aug 31, 2011
They have 4 part distribution centers, the manufacturing plant Joseph works at, US Corporate Headquarters, R&D facility, design center. And way more to come b/c the money they've made every year (KMA has never lost money in US), goes right back in!
Josh Negron Aug 31, 2011
I work for Kia--Kia Motors America is intended to become a self-sustaining American arm of Kia Motors Corp. The want to keep as much money/jobs in the USA as possible-just ask Joseph. The three VP's of sales, marketing and service are all Americans.
Sebastian Grey Aug 31, 2011
I have one of these and it is a brilliant little car. Don't knock until you try it.
Stephen Ishard Aug 31, 2011
Money still goes out of country though:/
Joseph Myers Aug 31, 2011
:) I love building the Optima, the SX is gorgeous
Josh Negron Aug 31, 2011
All past Kia crappiness BS aside--yes, they are nice! Don't think so? Drive an SX/EX Turbo! Oh yeah, AND all Optimas and Sorentos are now made in the newly built West Point, GA plant--USA! The vision is to have the whole line-up built in the US.
Kasino Johnson Sep 01, 2011
Change the wheels & I'm sold.