2015 Kia Optima on sale at This specific point through £21,495
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All-brand new Optima goes on sale from the UK with four trim levels however only one choice of engine
The 2015 Kia Optima saloon will be at This specific point on sale from the UK, with prices starting through £21,495.
Kia’s fourth-generation Optima was first seen in US specification at the brand new York motor show in April, with the European variation creating its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
This specific brand new Optima saloon will be marginally longer, taller along with wider than the previous variation, along with the wheelbase has been stretched by 25mm. Kia says This specific allows for increased passenger space along with luggage room, with rear passengers receiving a 25mm increase in leg room, as well as more shoulder room. Overall storage space has also increased, through 505 litres from the old Optima to 510 litres from the brand new variation.
The brand new Optima will be also stiffer than the outgoing variation, with more than 50% of the Centeng made through high-strength steel. various other advances include increased use of carbonfibre-reinforced plastic, with the aim of reducing weight in order to lower the levels of noise along with vibration. The product will be available with 16, 17 along with 18in alloy wheels.
While the US variant of the Optima will be built in Georgia from the United States, the vehicle heading to the UK will be built in Korea.
The sole engine option from the UK will be a revised variation of the current car’s 1.7-litre CRDi diesel engine, with power increased to 139bhp along with torque pushed to 251lb ft between 1750-2500rpm.
The engine will be coupled to Kia’s brand new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which will be already offered from the facelifted Ceed, although a six-speed manual gearbox will be also offered. Emissions of CO2 have been reduced to 110g/km in manual products, while fuel economy rises to 67.3mpg. In products with automatic transmissions, CO2 rises to 116g/km along with fuel consumption will be 64.2mpg.
Next year, Kia will bolster the Optima line-up by adding a plug-in hybrid variant, which Autocar has already driven in prototype form, high-performance ‘GT’ along with ‘GT Line’ versions along with an estate product inspired by This specific year’s Sportspace concept.
The options list for the brand new Optima includes an electronically controlled suspension system, which allows drivers to select between Normal along with Sport modes.
At launch, the brand new Optima will be available in 2, 3 along with 4 specifications, with GT along with GT Line versions coming later. Entry-level 2 products – which come with manual gearboxes only – receive the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, reversing camera, air conditioning, electric seats along with an electronic parking brake. Mid-range 3 products get the larger 8.0-inch touchscreen system, heated seats, 18in alloy wheels along with an upgraded sound system, while range-topping 4 specification includes a wireless mobile phone charger, a 360deg camera system, blind spot monitoring along with adaptive cruise control.
Prices for the brand new Kia Optima start at £21,495 for an entry-level manual product, along with rise to £28,895 for a range-topping automatic variation.
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