The new Kia Optima officially showedNovember 21, 2019
Today, the automaker announced the start of accepting orders for its new product.
Optima received a fastback-style body with a roof that sloping downwards, integrated complex-shaped LED headlights integrated into the radiator grille, taillights connected by a dotted line, and a relief hood. The shape of the daytime running lights, as defined by the automaker, resembles a “heartbeat.” The wheelbase is stretched by 45 mm, up to 2850 mm. The new Kia K5 became 50 mm longer (4905 mm) and 20 mm lower (1445 mm) of the outgoing model, but the width did not change (1860 mm). A choice of wheels with a diameter of 16 to 19 inches.
Inside we can see a large infotainment system with the image of all-round cameras, seats with heating and ventilation, a wireless charger for the phone (now moved to the gearbox), but not a fully digital cluster, despite the fact that they were present on official teasers .
Earlier, we reported that the new Kia Optima will receive 2 different turbocharged engines and will use 3 different transmissions. 1.6T will be available with two power levels, while one of the modifications will receive an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and the other – a transmission with dual clutch with 7 speeds. The all-new Theta3 engine with a displacement of 2.5 liters will become the top one, the pair of which will be an 8-speed gearbox with double clutch and four-wheel drive. Its power will be about 286 hp.
It also became known about the third modification – the factory gas modification 2.0 LPI with a capacity of 146 hp. And there is also a hybrid: it has a Smartstream G2.0 GDi aspirated with direct injection (152 hp) and an electric motor built into a 6-speed automatic. Total power – 195 hp The hybrid sedan is also equipped with a solar battery, which occupies the entire surface of the roof and recharges the traction battery.
Prices in South Korea have already been announced: from 17.8 thousand dollars for the “corporate” gas version and from 20 thousand for the gasoline, and the hybrid is valued at least 23.4 thousand dollars. To other countries sedan under the name Optima will reach in about half a year.
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