We do not have accurate and reliable information about the appear 2015 Kia Optima on the car market, but according to some reports is expected that presentation will be at the New York Auto Show this March. Then we will find out all of the innovations that the designers and engineers have done on the new model. 2015 Kia Optima will certainly belong to the so-called third generation of this model, with no major changes.
This model of the Korean car makers first appeared on the car market in 2000, and 2002 has arrived and the automotive markets in Europe and Canada, and so covered the overall market. This third generation model was offered with many different types of engines, designed for each market, so for example Optima with a 2.4L GDI petrol engine is designed for American and Australian market, while the Optima with built 2.0L MPI petrol engine is the model for the European market.
Regarding the offered level of equipment, there will be no changes. The offer will include the same types as for the previous model: LX, EX and SX. Based on the seen pictures of the concept for new 2015 Kia Optima, we observed changes are in the outer appearance, primarily in the shape and size of new grille. The lights are also, which is expected, redesigned, and 2015 Optima will be offered with a regular or LED lights. The rear end has been redesigned, but the distinctive lines of the body was not changed significantly. The new design of the rear lights refreshes appearance rear of the vehicle.
As for interior, in changes will be included refreshed software program, offers of useful information and advanced technical equipement. All these high-tech elements complement driving pleasure, offering a range of useful information, even when the driving is monotonous. The navigation system, bluetooth device, radio, 4.3-inch TFT, USB ports are only part of the range that is in the new 2015 Kia Optima. Comfortable seats, made of high quality materials, easily handling with a steering wheel with a lot of functions are an integral part of this model.
2015 Kia Optima: Diesel and Petrol Engine
As for powertrain for 2015 Kia Optima, there will be more offered options. It is expected that some of engines will come with improved characteristics. As and predecessor, 2015 Optima will offer two types of diesel engines for European car market. The first one is 1.7 CRDi with 134 horse power (330 Nm), and the second is 2.0 CRDi that delivers 132 horse power (280 Nm). As for petrol engines, there are: 2.0-liter MPI engine (for Europe and Middle East) that delivers 163 horse power (198 Nm), 2.4-liter MPI engine (Europe, Middle East and South Africa) that can produce up to 178 horse power (231 Nm), 2.0-liter Turbo engine (North America) with 274 horse power (365 Nm) and the last one is 2.4-liter GDI engine (North America, Australia) that can delivers up to 200 horse power (252 Nm).
Starting price for this new model will be around $ 22,000, as for the predecessor.