2016 Kia Optima is the fourth generation of this model. For the first time this model was launched on the market back in 2000. Since then, the model has undergone numerous changes. The new Optima will launch a completely redesigned since the previous model (2015 Kia Optima) which was only partially refreshment. The goal of the company Kia this time is to launch on the market one of the most attractive sedan.
2016 Kia Optima will be completely redesigned. According to unofficial information, the fourth-generation model has already been tested in Germany, but that was very well camouflaged we did not manage to find out more. The outside of the car will get more elegant look. Redesign is expected on the front grille and the headlights. 2016 Kia Optima will certainly suffer significant visual redesign. However, it should be expected that the distinctive lines will keep. When it comes to shape, size and weight of the vehicle, it appears that will not happen significant changes.
The rear of the car to the public remains mysterious. On the test drive, where the car is excellent camouflaged, I see almost nothing. The important fact is that a test prototype still has elements of the third generation, and that the company Kia is not completely finished redesigning the model.
Safety car is at a high level, so that owners can enjoy at safe ride. 2016 Kia Optima will possess the following equipment to ensure the safety: smart cruise control, collision warning, blind spot detection and lane departure warning system.
ENGINE, FUEL ECONOMY, OPTIONS
2016 Kia Optima will retain the same drive segment. Under the hood of the new sedan is expected to 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engines. Engine will be connected to a 6 speed manually or 6-speed automatic gearbox. This engine will be able to generate speeds of up to 192 horsepower with 181 lb feet of torque. Maximum speed that this mid-size sedan can produce is 245 km / h. The car will feature front-wheel drive (FWD). In addition to this it is expected that the car will be offered other engine options but that there is still no official information from the company.
The engineers plan to develop a hybrid engine, so it’s also news, when it comes to the new 2016 Kia Optima. Keeping in mind the fact that the fourth-generation sedan comes redesigned, segment fuel economy will be upgraded. Engines on offer will be upgraded to improve consumption and bring to a more economical level.
2016 Kia Optima: Price, Release Date, Competitors
Release date of 2016 Kia Optima is not yet officially known. Currently, the redesign is not yet complete, and the company is working on every detail. Expectations are that the car be presented to the public in late 2015 or early 2016. If you are planning to buy a new sedan for a year or two, you have every reason to wait for the 2016 Kia Optima will be launched on the market. Taking into account the fact that this luxury sedan style as well as performance segment upgraded, it will be one of the best deals on car market in 2016.
Price has not yet been specified. The assumption is that the price will be around $ 21 500. We believe that the new 2016 Kia Optima will have a serious competitor in the market, but as the closest competitors are mentioned: Ford Fusion and Mazda 6