The new generation of KIA Optima went on saleApril 10, 2020
After the generation change, the car radically changed externally, and also became even more technological.
The first cars began to arrive at official dealers of the brand in China on Friday, April 10. Such data was shared by an authoritative publication Autohome. After the generation change, the car has changed very dramatically – the roof has now become more sloping, and the trunk line has turned out to be shorter. The hood, by contrast, has become longer and brutal. At the rear of the car, lights combined in a monoblock are noteworthy. In the maximum configuration, the car is equipped with DRLs on LED matrices.
The dimensions of the car have grown a little – the length has increased by 50 mm to 4 905 mm, and the width has grown to 1 860 mm. Only the height has changed in a smaller direction due to the new roof design – now it is 1,445 mm. The wheelbase has also grown – up to 2,850 mm. The engine range of the novelty consists of two power units – a 1.6-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 180 hp, working in tandem with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a hybrid power plant with a total output of 195 hp.
An innovation is the ability to recharge batteries from solar energy through batteries integrated into the roof.
In this case, it will be equipped with 2.0- and 2.5-liter engines with a return of 150 and 180 hp. respectively. At the South Korean home car market, the base version of KIA Optima was estimated at 20.8 million won, and the maximum version will cost 38.8 million won
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