Although, the Korean manufacturer did an amazing job with their current model of Kia Optima, the designers along have decided that it’s high time that the current available model suffers, mainly minor, refreshments, modifications as well as upgrades, in order to stay competitive in today’s very fierce car competition. These changes will relate to the interior and exterior as well as the overall handling and performances of the Kia Optima.
Redesign and changes
When it comes to the general impression that newly made Optima leaves, we can freely say- the impeccable one. It comes along with a sweeping yet measured new design that is a bit larger than the current variant’s, also has much more aggressively made framework and brand new Optima is, somehow, lighter than it’s the case with the Optima’s predecessors.
The folks from the Optima team are swearing that they have devoted some additionally amount of their time, in order to improve the general appearance of the main cabin. Honestly, we don’t see that, although, it is the bare truth that the main cabin is much roomier now (thanks to these couple of inches, which Optima got on its length) and has been made of a slightly better quality of materials. And, the worth of mentioned is certainly that this newly made cabin is free from a bunch of pretty unnecessary things (which has been the case with ALL of the Optima’s before).
Exterior wise, the leading idea was that newly made Optima comes with a much more attractive design which would be, at the same time, slightly luxurious and utterly trendy. So, the Kia’s designers gave their best, in order to achieve that goal. Firstly, they have put the swept-back headlights, in order to reach deeply into the fenders and its grille has been hot-stamped and composed into a pinpoint design. All that terrific picture additionally complements pretty amazing alloy wheels, which is coming in the range from 16 to 18 inches.
The new Optima base safety kit includes: a rearview camera, Blind Spot Detection, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Advanced Smart Cruise Control and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Engine and specs
It is intended that the 2016 Kia Optima comes in five trim levels- LX, LX Turbo, EX, SX Turbo, and SXL. Each of these five levels will correspond to different motor option.
For the base one- Optima LX will be available a 1.6-liter turbo engine option, which will able to pump up to 178 horsepower and to deliver approximate a 195 pound-feet of torque and is planned to come along matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Regarding the planned powertrain option for a slightly upper trim- the EX models will be equipped with a 2.4-liter GDI engine, which is going to capable just enough to develop the strength of about 185 horsepower and to deliver up to a 178 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0-liter turbo engine option, which is planned to be available for SX Turbo, and SXL models, is expected to be able to generate approximately 247 horsepower and to deliver about a 260 pound-feet of torque, at the same unit of time.
2016 Kia Optima Release Date and Price
We are assuming thatthe base price for this beauty will be in the range from $22,000 to $28,000, while it is planned that the 2016 Kia Optima goes on a global sale in the fourth quarter of this year.
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