Kia is all set to release the fourth generation of its Optima and it will be known as the 2017 Kia Optima. First generation of this vehicle was launched way back in 2000 and it has gone through a lot of changes since then. Kia is planning to launch a totally redesigned variant and it will go through a very modern makeover in order to keep up with the market’s demand. Kia will be implementing a more corporate look on this sedan and the new interiors are expected to be classier and more comfortable than before. This car will be in stiff competition after its release.
2017 Kia Optima Design
According to rumours 2017 Kia Optima has gone through a complete makeover. However there is no official confirmation regarding that. Spy shots have not revealed much. Major changes will include increased dimensions and weight reduction. Kia has been careful about keeping this car’s back design a secret. Therefore we don’t know much about the complete framework of this car. Other than that 2017 Kia Optima will be equipped with the top notch safety and security features. Kia has implemented a new technology that helps in better handling.
The new cabin design is exclusive and it has been crafted with the finest quality of materials. It is also more spacious now with increased leg space and headroom. Other than that this car is equipped with Blind spot detection, collision warning and lane exit warning system. This car is also equipped all the latest standard technological features like Bluetooth connectivity, satellite HD radio, navigation system, USB 3.0 and an infotainment system.
2017 Kia Optima Engine Specs
2017 Kia Optima will probably come with the older variant’s engine. It could also be a four cylinder 2.4 L inline engine capable of generating up to 192 HP and a torque of 181 pound-ft. Other than that this engine will be mated with a six speed automatic or manual gearbox. This new variant will have a maximum speed of 245 kmph will be available in front wheel drive. There could be other engine variants as well but there is no official information regarding that. Given that this would be the fourth generation of this car we can say that it will also come with a more fuel efficient engine. It will make this car eco friendly and efficient.
2017 Kia Optima Release Date and Price
Not much is known regarding the release date of 2017 Kia Optima but Kia is very keenly designing this car and paying heed to its every detail. Therefore it seems that it is going to be a while before this car makes it to the showrooms. However rumors suggest that 2017 Kia Optima will hit the showrooms by the end of 2016 or latest by the second quarter of 2017. The best part about the 2017 variant is that its redesign is completely new and it will attract a larger group of consumers. As usual Kia has been silent about the price of this car but it is likely that this car will be priced around $21.5k. This car will be in stiff competition with vehicles like Mazda 6 and Ford Fusion.