Exclusive Details on the Next Generation Kia Optima

by Nov 10, 2014All News, Kia, Spy Shots16 comments

Kia is finishing the next generation Optima development (also called K5), and the car will debut during 2015 (not confirmed if it will be in Detroit in January, or in New York in April).

[ads id=”4″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]This project is a very difficult task for Kia engineers and Peter Schreyer’s design team, how to improve one of the most beautiful and succesful Kia models ever designed, and also lead K-series sales in South Korea.

The new Kia Optima will feature more sharp design, a better interior quality and an engine choice between petrol, diesel (in Europe), hybrid and for the first time, a plug-in hybrid model (this car will be available during 2016).

The design sticks closely to the current MY2015 Optima, including a wide “tiger nose” grille connected with the headlights from side to side and a wider taillights at the rear end.

The petrol model will have more aggressive and sporty air intakes in the front bumper, while the hybrid models get a closed front grille that opens automatically when cooling is required. New wheels and colour palette finished exterior updates.

The interior quality will get another step forward, like in the new generation Kia Sorento, the Optima will have new 8″ inch infotainment system larger getting all the attention from the new leather-wrapped dash.

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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