Kia has been trying to optimize their luxury sedan car brands for a long time now. Previously, their technology was unable to make some significant changes in their cars, but with these new 2016 Kia Optima, things are looking good. This car marks the start of 4th generation of Kia luxury sedan cars. This franchise came in to existence back in 2000 by Kia, and after plenty of significant changes, this 2016 model stands where it does. This new model will feature a complete redesign specification, along with several new improvements. What are they? Let’s have a look at them.
2016 Kia Optima Engine Specs
Recent news from the official sources in Kia suggests that this 2016 model of Optima will not be featuring a new line of engines. They suggest that Kia has planned on maintaining the same engine configurations – since it has had a good response from their customers all over the world. Hence, these 2016 Kia Optima will have 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder engine configurations – with the capability to generate around 192 HP of max power, as well as 181 lbs. feet of max torque.
Associated features will also remain the same. This implies that transmission stands at a 6 speed manual or another 6 speed automatic gear box. This will enable this car to make a maximum speed of 152 miles per hour, which is really great for a mid-size sedan variant. Drive train specs include a front wheel drive feature. Fuel economy seems to be a concern here for many customers. This is the reason as to why automakers are trying to come up with a hybrid engine configuration for this 2016 Kia Optima model. This hybrid engine might be able to reduce the figures of fuel consumption, and help economize the car a lot.
2016 Kia Optima Exterior and Interior Redesign
This model of Kia Optima will be completely refreshed with respect to its previous version. Exterior specs look quite amazing – it offers an elegant look to it. In addition to that, front grille design has been altered, along with some slight changes to the front bumper design. New LED head lamps will be added as well so that the exterior fascia is much more sophisticated and elegant than it were in previous versions. As far as visual changes are concerned, this car will receive some major upgrades. However, there would not be any significant changes in 2016 Kia Optima as far as its chassis and shape is concerned.
Interior specs are marked with the best available safety options that one can find in high-end luxury sedans. Several new safety equipments will be added – including the likes of collision warning, cruise control as well as lane departure and blind spot warning apparatus. Interior features will be modified slightly – with a better infotainment module and improved power steering.
2016 Kia Optima Price and Release Date
There has been no official info regarding the actual release date of these 2016 Kia Optima. Even though Kia has not reported anything, it seems that this model will be priced at $22000. It might come out in public by the end of 2015 or at the start of 2016.