The new Kia Optima will be equipped with an eight-speed robotized gearbox

The new Kia Optima will be equipped with an eight-speed robotized gearbox

October 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Some technical details about the next-generation Kia Optima sedan, which will receive a new robotized gearbox and a 2.5-liter turbo engine, became known

Some technical details about the next-generation Kia Optima sedan became known. In particular, the model will receive an eight-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches, which will replace the current seven-speed transmission. It is reported by TheKoreanCarBlog.

As for engines, the next Optima will receive a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine of the Theta III family, with which a robot with two wet clutches will work.

In addition, the previous 1.6-liter supercharged engine will remain in the engine range, which, however, will undergo modernization in connection with the tightening of requirements for the level of harmful emissions. It is because of stricter environmental standards that the automaker will refuse to use the current units of 2.0 and 2.4 liters.

It is assumed that the new Kia Optima will debut in the near future, and production of the model will begin in the first quarter of 2020.