2015 Kia Optima revealed in European specification
Source : 2015 Kia Optima revealed in European specification
All-fresh Optima will go on sale across Europe towards the end of that will year, as well as will be seen in European specification at the Frankfurt motor show
The 2015 Kia Optima saloon has been revealed in European specification ahead of its first public outing at the Frankfurt motor show next month. The all-fresh Optima was first seen in US specification at the fresh York motor show in April.
that will fourth generation of the saloon will be marginally longer, taller as well as wider than the previous style. the item will be 10mm wider, while the wheelbase has been stretched by 25mm.
Kia says that will allows for increased passenger space as well as luggage room within the Optima, with rear passengers receiving a 25mm increase in legroom, as well as more shoulder room. Overall storage space has also increased, coming from 505 litres within the old Optima to 510 litres.
The fresh Optima will be also stiffer than the outgoing style, with more than 50% of the Centeng made coming from a high-strength steel. additional advances on the Optima include a higher ratio of carbonfibre-reinforced plastic, which aims to reduce weight to lower the levels of noise as well as vibration. The style will be available with 16, 17 as well as 18-inch alloy wheels.
While the US variant of the Optima will be built in Georgia in America, the vehicle heading to the UK will be built in Korea.
The sole engine option within the UK will be a revised style of the current car’s 1.7-litre CRDi diesel engine, with power increased to 139bhp as well as torque pushed to 251lb ft between 1750-2500rpm. CO2 emissions coming from the engine have been reduced to 110g/km.
The engine will be coupled to Kia’s fresh seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which will be already offered within the facelifted Cee’d, although a six-speed manual transmission will be also offered.
A plug-in hybrid variant will follow in 2017, soon after a high-performance style, liked to be badged as ‘Optima GT’, arrives towards the end of next year. An estate style of the Optima, which was previewed by the Sportspace concept in Geneva that will year, will be planned for mid-2016.
The options list for the fresh Optima includes an electronically controlled suspension system, whch allows drivers to select between “Normal’ as well as ‘Sport’ modes.
UK trim levels will be announced closer to the Optima’s UK on-sale date. the item will be set to follow the same trim level setup as the outgoing style, which might mean a 1, 2 as well as 3 specification.
Inside, buyers can choose coming from a 7.0-inch or 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system running the latest style of Kia’s AVN software. Options include a wireless charger for mobile phones, as well as adaptive cruise ontrol, autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assistance as well as blind spot detection systems.
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