SAN FRANCISCO – Kia Motors America is considering additional alternative-powertrain vehicles for its lineup as it approaches the launch of its first U.S.-market hybrid-electric vehicle. “Beyond our hybrid version of the Optima, there’s other stuff coming down the road,” Orth Hedrick, director-product planning, says of the HEV version of Kia’s new midsize sedan, on sale in 2011. Hedrick adds Kia is warily contemplating the addition of a dedicated HEV to its U.S. lineup. Kia’s sister ...

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