Kia Optima Facelift

Frankfurt, 27. February 2018

Kia has redesigned its midsize cars Optima (sedan and Combi) and shows him at the Geneva motor show (8. to 18. March 2018). Especially the motors. The 1.7 CRDi is replaced by a new 1.6-litre Diesel. Power and torque are slightly lower (136 instead of 141 HP, 320 instead of 340 Newton meters). The new unit now has an SCR exhaust gas purification. To the emission standard, Kia says that the engine "was developed in relation to the limits of the latest emission standard, Euro-6d-TEMP".

180-HP turbo gasoline

The second newcomer to the engine range is a 180 HP variant of the 1.6 T-GDI. The turbo gasoline engine is in terms of performance between the previous base engine (a 2.0-litre vacuum cleaner with 163 HP) and the 245-HP 2.0 T-GDI. These two engines should not be omitted, which is from the Plug-in Hybrid, reports Kia. The turbo petrol engine is always fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), the new diesel version is optionally available. For the versions with DCT or automatic transmission driving mode selector series. Thus the response behavior of the accelerator pedal and the steering assistance can be varied. In the new Smart mode, the System analyzes the driving situation and the current preferences of the driver.

Revised Design

Outside, the Optima gets a different front bumper with different fog lights. Also, depending on the execution of 16-to 18-inch alloy wheels get a new Design and the color palette has been expanded to include a shade of red. Inside, there are new steering Wheel as well as applications in satin chrome on the Central console and on the dashboard. Accent lighting sets a new ambient lighting in six shades. Sharpened also the Design of the sporty versions of the GT Line and GT.

Market launch in the summer of 2018

In driver assistance systems, a fatigue Warner was added, and the new panoramic view camera provides a better resolution. The revised versions of the Kia Optima rolling in the third quarter of 2018 to the dealers. To the prices there is still no information.(sl)