2016 Kia Optima Design and Release date
2016 Kia Optima is mid-size sedan which will represent a new generation. It will be improved and better in many areas and it is expected to be very popular.
Design of Exterior and Changes
When it comes to external appearance of 2016 Kia Optima, it will undergo many changes and it will have more aggressive look. The front fascia will be redesigned with new LED headlights, bolder air intakes and a refreshed grille which is now positioned lower. It will have longer and refined side windows as well. It will share the same platform with new Hyundai Sonata, so it will be a bit larger than before, considering its dimensions. Because of the lack of the information, we can’t reveal more, but generally said we are expecting to see it with its known elegant exterior design with some refined details.
Design of Interior and Technology
Speaking of the interior of 2016 Kia Optima, since it was heavy camouflaged during its testing, there are only a few details about it. The dashboard will be totally redesigned and on the center will be placed a new touch screen infotainment system. The cabin will be comfortable and made of high quality materials. Its forerunner was equipped with USB, Bluetooth, satellite radio, cruise control etc .so we can expect to see it with better and more modern features.
Engine Options and Performance
2016 Kia Optima will appear with several engine types. There will be a choice of 1.6-liter, 2.4-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines. It will be matched with 6-speed manual or optional automatic transmission. It will get the acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds and the CO2 emissions will drop by 20%. There are some speculations that it will have a hybrid motor as an option as well. The power will be sent to front wheels.
2016 Kia Optima Release Date and Price
We are hoping to see new Kia Optima in late 2015 or in the beginning of 2016. Its base price is expected to be around $21,500 but it is not yet confirmed.