LA Motor Show 2010: the eco brigade
Sandal-wearing vegematarians, your carriages have arrived. A round-up of the world-saving future
Posted: 11 Jan 2011
Kia Optima hybrid
Designed primarily for 'Mericans who think 20mpg is efficient, the Optima hybrid runs a 40bhp electric motor which runs it to 62mph, after which a 166bhp 2.4-litre petrol engine takes over. Combined mpg stands at 45, a herculean feat managed quite succinctly by a ten-year-old BMW 320d. So utterly pointless. NEXT.