The debut date of the long-wheelbase KIA Optima became known

The debut date of the long-wheelbase KIA Optima became known

June 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The “stretched” version of the KIA Optima / K5 will be presented in the second half of July as part of the motor show in Chengdu, China.

At KIA, decide on the venue for the public premiere of the extended KIA Optima / K5. The novelty will be shown on July 24 at the Chengdu Motor Show. The production of such a long-base modification unfolded in China. From the global model, the novelty is distinguished by its grown dimensions, as well as a modified appearance. Moreover, the changes affected the interior of Optima.

In terms of the exterior, it is worth highlighting a new rear glazing line and a redesigned front bumper. Inside the car appeared an improved virtual dashboard with a large screen. Visually, it is combined with a multimedia touchscreen – they are connected by a common visor. The center console was also revised.

The sedan has become longer by 50 mm in length – now this parameter reaches a mark of 4,980 mm. Its wheelbase has grown as much – up to 2,900 mm. Also, the sedan has become 25 mm wider (1,860 mm), its height is 1,445 mm.

Among the engines available for the novelty are a 1.5-liter 170-horsepower “turbo four” and a two-liter engine with a return of 240 hp. The first works in tandem with a seven-speed “robot”. For the second, 8-speed automatic transmission is provided.