2016 Kia Optima New generation

By | October 29, 2014

2016 Kia Optima is a fourth generation mid-size sedan that has been tested on the roads in the America and Germany. The body of the car will be built on a revised platform that is shared with the Hyundai Sonata model. The platform will be lighter and stronger structure, thanks to the use of new materials. Nov design language modeled on the Sorento model will bring sharper lines. Changes to the exterior include: a redesigned front grille, hood, fenders, lights and more. Some parts of the exterior are remained the same as and third generation: lower apron and exhaust systems. In offer will be a new power-trains for the American and European markets. The interior of the vehicle features new touches and new features that will help you manage. The new Optima will hit the global market in mid-2015 year.

2016 Kia Optima-front view

2016 Kia Optima – Under the hood

2016 Kia Optima under the hood hides high-performance engines. Expectations are that leads to greater efficiency of the engine and less fuel consumption. For the US market will be available: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and 2.0-liter turbo engine. 2.4 liter inline-4 unit is generating 192 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. Expected increase these output values. The European market will get a 1.7-liter diesel engine that will be more economical. All engines will transmit power to the wheels via an automatic or a manual transmission with six gears. The new Optima accelerate to 60 mph in just over 8 seconds while top speed is 152 mph. Further details will be announced later.

2016 Kia Optima-rear view

2016 Kia Optima – New trim packages

2016 Kia Optima has an elegant and spacious interior. The center console is received a redesign and brought closer to the driver, due ease of access. Although are changes on the photographs invisible, we found out that they were inserted: a new three-spoke steering wheel, infotainment system and the new trim packages. Cabin will bring comfortable seats and luxury details of chromium. Safety features include: air bag system, stability control system, sensors, cameras and more. The most important competitors are the latest editions the Ford Fusion and Mazda 6. The price has not yet been determined but is assumed to be higher than price of the current version.

2016 Kia Optima-interior

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