The All-New 2016 KIA Optima with Fresh Platform
It is believed that the new 2016 KIA Optima model will not undergone many changes, but it will be totally redesigned and refreshed. Considered as new generation model, the 2016 Optima will be subject of a lot of effort, which is being to paid by KIA develop this mid-size sedan. The aim is to make it to be one of the most appealing cars in its class. The first appearance of Optima was in 2000. The 2005 version successfully hit global market, and presently, the third generation of the coupe was released in 2010, with with engine upgrades, mid-cycle refresh and few new styling details 2013.Through the 2016 Optima model, Optima sedan by KIA will begin its fourth generation.
With nearly no changes for 2015 year model, all-new 2016 optimis carefully prepared by KIA. This could be a total makeover for 2016 year version. Among the changes that could bring impact on mid-size coupe market will be drivetrain tweaks and styling changes. Currently there is no prototypes that could be spotted yet, so there is no reliable information concerning with the detail of the new platform. However according to some leaked information from inner source of the company, it is likely that all areas of the 2016 Kia Optima will be improved. That is unless the performance and visual styling because comfort and infotainment wil also get a boost. Since the all-new version of Optima 2016 is expected, experts believe there will be changes with total exterior redesign and fully improved interior with more quality materials.
2016 KIA Optima Engine
Brought in 2000, the first-generation of KIA Optima was basically a rebadged Hyundai Sonata. What set it apart from its Hyundai sibling was only equipment packages and minor exterior styling details. The coupe arrived in the US dealerships as the 2001 model year utilizing a V-6 motor under the hood. Then in 2005 a redesigned, second-gen model was released. The newer Optima further differed from the Sonata model it was based on. The car was slightly larger and got a broad range of 4-cylinder and V-6 engines. Eventually the new generation of 2016 KIA Optima now receives new engines, with probable hybrid option.
2016 KIA Optima Price and Release Date
The price range for the all-new 2016 KIA Optima is still unknown. Also the exact release date is not set yet. However, there is a plan to launch the new vehicle as 2016 Kia Optima, which means that the premiere of the mid-size 2016 optima coupe should be arranged for end of 2015, or possibly early in 2016.
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