The technical details of the KIA Optima with a long base became known

The technical details of the KIA Optima with a long base became known

May 3, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The manufacturer disclosed data on the motor range of the car and gas mileage.

KIA is soon preparing to launch a new modification of the KIA Optima business sedan. Images of new items appeared on the web a week ago. On Sunday, May 3, representatives of the brand revealed some technical details of the new model. Recall that this version will be intended for the car market in China, where cars with an increased wheelbase are very popular. The length of the car reaches 4,980 mm (+50 mm) with a wheelbase of 2,900 mm (+50 mm). At the same time, there are no serious differences in the exterior from the standard version – we note a different front bumper and rear window design.

But the interior has undergone significant changes – the developers have seriously upgraded the front panel. The innovation is a single screen dashboard and premium multimedia system. But the main news was information about power plants. The engine range will consist of two new modern engines.

The first will be a 1.5-liter turbo engine with 170 horsepower, which is combined with a 7-band “robot”.

 Despite the high power, due to technology, the manufacturer managed to achieve a gas consumption of 5.7 liters per 100 kilometers. The second power unit was a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine capable of delivering 240 hp. He works in tandem with an automatic transmission of 8 steps. The assembly of the new KIA Optima for the car market in China starts in September this year.