The 2015 Kia Optima belongs to the third generation of Optima model and very few changes are expected. So as a start to the fourth generation the 2016 Kia Optima will have significant changes and improvements done to the automobile.
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The Kia Optima is a mid-size four door motor vehicle currently powered by petrol engine.The 2016 Kia Optima is set to be the start up of the fourth generation of the Kia Optima models and is expected by specialist forecasts to incorporate a great deal of new changes and improvements both internally, externally, including the drivetrain, the controls, the safety features and comfort. It was originally produced in the year 2000, with the second generation model being produced in 2005, and the third generation in 2013.
New Kia Optima Engine
At present the 2015 model comes with a 2.4L engine delivering 200hp and a torque of 186Nm. Combined with an electric motor you will get 206hp and 195 lb-ft torque. It is expected that the 2016 model will deliver a horse power rating of 206 but there is expected to be improvement on the torque and fuel efficiency.
A new engine model is to be fitted on these which will also include a hybrid option. There will be an ability to enhance the transmission response as well as toggling the power steering levels. The engine will be 206 hp rated as opposed to the 200 hp in the 2015 model. The engine noise level is also to be improved.
Exterior and Interior
It is known that a great deal of investment is being made and put into to this 2016 model, and from information available there is a host of changes and improvements expected. This will be completely redesigned. It will be an all new sheet metal design motor vehicle. There will be a larger use of advanced high-strength steel in its manufacture and this is expected to improve the safety of the motor vehicle. Other changes expected are to be to the front facia will be changed, and the headlamps will are to be LED, with the beautiful chrome wing. The rear is expected to be changed with a re-shaped trunk and the rear lights will also be LED, and there will be an addition of a rear diffuser.
This will be fully revised and will include more premium materials in the manufacturing processes. Changes known are that there will be a new 8 inch navigation screen and all the seats are to be fully re-designed. It has been reported that the driving dynamics will be enhanced. Safety Features: In addition to the fact that a high-strength steel will be used for the body of the motor vehicle, some other new features to be included are a forward collision warning system, a blind spot detection system, a lane departure warning system and a smart cruise control system.
2016 Kia Optima Release Date
The expected launch date of 2016 Kia Optima is envisaged to be either late 2015 or very early in 2016. The expected price unfortunately is difficult to get details on as yet, but you can be assured that this will be available in the not too distant future. In closing with the amount of time and investment Kia Motors are putting into this model it can only be expected that what will be eventually coming out will be something to marvel!