The South Korean automaker 2018-2019 Kia Optima sedan introduced the fourth generation of the account at the New York International Auto Show in the spring of year.
Koreans have slightly increased the size of the machine, tweaked exterior and made some adjustments to the technical “stuffing.”
By the end of 2015-year mid-size car will be available in the North American market, but the information about the trim levels for the markets of Europe and Russia will be announced in the second half of this year (here novelty sales start, most likely, only in the next2018-2019-year) .
Sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima new generation has a more expressive appearance.
Machine before looked solid and recognizable, and embedded the chief designer of the company Peter Schreier conversion made it even brighter and more interesting.
In front of the car stands firm false radiator grille in the style of “tiger nose” that harmoniously continue slanted headlights with a complex shape.
Also worth noting is the large front bumper with air intakes on the sides of the original with a chrome surround.
Due to the long sloping bonnet, short feed, falling roofline in the style of a coupe and the rising top line of windows – the side of the sedan looks quite rapidly.
Not less effect produces and aft 2018-2019 Kia Optima. Terrain rear bumper with diffuser and two strip tailpipes oval provide stern truly powerful appearance, and long horizontal LED optics visually makes Korean car wider.
Compared with the previous generation sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima was larger sizes.
And if the length and height of the model has not changed and continues to make 484.5 and 145.5 cm, respectively, the width is now rests on the mark 186 centimeters (increased 2.5 cm).
Also on 1 centimeter increased length and wheelbase, the indicator reached 280.5 in centimeters.
Depending on the equipment receives new rims with a diameter of 16, 17 or 18 inches.
Inside the sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima and its design is similar to the BMW model – interior looks as luxurious and solidly.
Multi-function steering wheel is made slightly flattened bottom, which adds some sporty interior decoration.
The instrument panel consists of two “wells” and the color display in the center-board computer, a high level of informativeness.
The main place in the center console has got a color 8-inch screen multimedia complex, which is located under the air conditioning control panel and music system.
The architecture of the interior space 2018-2019 Kia Optima engineers applied a soft-touch plastic, which, depending on the version of the sedan equipment in some locations diluted decorative metal inserts.
Seats in the 2018-2019 Kia Optima may be covered with fabric, natural leather or artificial leather called Nappa.
Note that with the quality of finishing materials and increased their level of fit.
For the driver and front passenger offers comfortable seats with a strong frame, well-developed lateral support and a soft “stuffing.”
In addition, these chairs elektroregulirovok received number, and heating and ventilation functions.
On the back seat easily accommodates three people and enough space in any direction.
It is known that the luggage compartment at the 2018-2019 Kia Optima sedan increased in volume, but the exact figures at the moment is not yet announced.
The motor range of new 2018-2019 Kia Optima version for the United States market Koreans included three power units with four-cylinder and direct fuel injection technology.
Two engines are already familiar to motorists on the previous generation sedan.
Recall that atmospheric 2.4-cylinder unit produces approximately 186-year-horsepower (6000 rev / min) and 241 Newton meters of maximum torque (4000 rev / min), and a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine develops 250 hp power (6000 rev / min) and 352 Newton meters of torque (1350 rev / min).
They are invited to a couple of the automatic 6-speed gearbox, having a sports operating mode.
The top version of the car, this “automatic” transmission supplemented with shift paddles.
Also in the line sedan 2018-2019 Kia Optima there is a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, whose power reaches 178 mi horsepower and maximum torque of 264 Newton meters at 1500 rev / min.
This unit is equipped with a robotic 7-speed DCT transmission with double clutch function, which sends all the torque to the front wheels.
Based new 2018-2019 Kia Optima to the same platform of the previous generation sedan.
However, it has undergone significant modernization.
Front sedan equipped with classical pillars such as “McPherson”, and the rear part of the machine is equipped with a multi-link design.
Car steering works in tandem with an electric amplifier.
All wheels are equipped with Korean news disc brakes, which are supplemented with EBD and ABS systems.
On the territory of the United States, sales of 2018-2019 Kia Optima sedan 2016 will start in the second half of year, and its assembly will organize the company in Georgia.
The cost of the new generation model will be announced shortly before the start of sales, but already it is known that American motorists a choice will provide five complete sets of the car, dubbed the «LX», «LX Turbo», «EX», «SX Turbo» and «SXL».
Among the 2018-2019 Kia Optima sedan equipment note multimedia complex with a display of 8 inch round view system, cruise control, a premium music Infiniti system with fourteen speakers, bi-xenon adaptive front optics and a large number of active and passive safety features.