The 2015 Kia Optima is placed to become a minor facelift from the current model which suggests there won’t be any major changes. There‘ll be added a brand new engine option with a little more power, a couple of interior trimmings will go while there is a whole new model using its own spec available. The car hit the showrooms somewhere at the conclusion of 2014 and it also came with a base price of just over 21. 000$, which makes it less expensive than its primary competitors, the VW Passat and also the Honda Accord.


The redesign from the new Kia family sedan changes the front-end look which is much more bolder with sharper look. Additionally gets modified tail and a few new trims. You‘ll now get LED daytime running lights on several models including the bottom one, bigger standard wheel, at 17 inch which are made out of alloy in addition to a new front grille that‘s a little more subtle now. Couple new colors are now available like Platinum Graphite, Sparkling Silver and Smokey Blue Metallic.


Just as using the previous generation, the 2015 Kia Optima can get all of the commodities you‘d want as standard. You’ll get automatic climate control, a rear view camera, a decent audio system that unfortunately only has 4 speakers, heated windshield and likewise a very good cloth upholstery. Options include leather interior, electric front seats that may also be heated and also a satellite navigation system having a 7 inch screen.


Once we know coming from the previous generation, this car will feature a base 2. 4 liter inline 4 engine that can provide around 200 horsepower and around 185 lb-ft of torque, which makes it plenty powerful for many occasions. There‘s also a 2 liter turbocharged engine available that could offer the driver 275 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque and It‘ll also use less fuel than the bottom model but it is going to be around 5000$ more costly. Lastly there is a hybrid version available that could presumably obtain a 2. 4 liter Atkinson cycle engine and an electric motor for any total power of around 180 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, there aren’t any details in regards to the fuel consumption of the model.


The only real available transmission to the petrol engines will certainly be the 6 speed automatic. It‘s quite a pleasant unit because is smooth and comfy to make use of though it‘s quite slow sometimes and it also doesn’t reply to input alright. All the car’s power will navigate to the front wheels via an electronically controlled differential that helps keep everything torque in check.

The 2015 Kia Optima hybrid might obtain a CVT transmission to deal using the increased torque from the electric motor, but this really is still to become decided.