2016 Kia Optima Release Date

2016 Kia Optima Release Date, Price, Photos, Review

On the heels of the Sport space conception automotive, the 2016 Kia Optima created its inaugural public debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The 2016 Kia Optima will be the third generation that keeps on being Kia best seller.

The 2016 Kia Optima vie with the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and the related Hyundai Sonata. This new version, 2016 Kia Optima is marginally longer, taller and wider than before, and therefore the wheelbase has been extended slightly from the previous 110.0 inches to 110.4 inches. These changes enable a roomier and more leisurely cabin with additional head room, shoulder room, and rear seat leg room, along with additional trunk space.

2016 Kia Optima

Engine and Specs

Now the Optima are available in 5 well-sorted trims: LX, EX, SX, SX Turbo and SXL Turbo. Those trims are simple to delineate, which ought to continue for the redesigned model. And they correspond to several power-trains. The 3 engine selections embody a new 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 2 power-trains that carry over from the previous generation, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine models.

Optima LX is anticipated to deliver 178 horsepower, 5,500 and 195 pound-feet of torque. It’s speculated to be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission acting like an automatic. According to the manufacturer, the 7-speed DCT provides a sporty feel without sacrificing fuel economy. The 2.4-liter GDI engine is obtainable on LX and EX models and is estimated to put out 185 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 178 pound-feet of torque, whereas the 2.0-liter turbo is expected to produce 247 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque at 1,350 rpm. Both engines are paired up with a 6-speed automatic transmission. SX and SXL trims received paddle shifters.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2016 Kia Optima can go on sale around November of 2015. Kia will also possible unveil the Optima Hybrid six months later, whereas a Plug-In Hybrid is additionally in the cards.

The 2016 Kia Optima will available in five well sorted trim levels:

2016 Kia Optima Trims   MSRP      Fuel                                   Engine

4dr Sdn LX                $21,840      24 / 35 mpg         Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144

4dr Sdn LX Turbo    $23,990      28 / 39 mpg  Inter-cooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97

4dr Sdn EX                $24,890      24 / 35                 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144

4dr Sdn SX Turbo    $29,690      22 / 32     Inter-cooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122

4dr Sdn SXL Turbo  $35,790      22 / 32     Inter-cooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122

For Kia, the present generation of the Optima sedan has been a really smart thing, as it’s pushed the brand’s mid-size sedan entry from faceless to trendy. With a measured new style, and a rather larger, lighter, and more rigid framework, Kia aims to enhance the charm of the 2016 Optima with higher ride-and-handling characteristics, and a new specialize in cabin quiet and general refinement.


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