2015 KIA Optima Has Receive Brand New Interior


The Kia Optima 2016 is a mid-size sedan, fully redesigned for the 2016 model year, the official premiere took place at the New York Motor Show on April 3, 2015. This new version is slightly longer, taller and wider than before, and the wheelbase has been slightly expanded from the previous 110.0 inches to 110.4 inches. The manufacturer said that the new changes allowed to make the interior more spacious and comfortable.

Three previous generations were represented in previous years, and, probably, the most interesting thing about this car is that it carried out many names depending on the market. Finally, the name Optima will henceforth be applied to all markets except the Chinese, where they will wear the South Korean name on the market. Kia Optima competes with Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, and Hyundai Sonata.

2015 Kia Optima become sharper

The new model Kia Optima has significant changes and a completely revised interior, which will have better materials. Security will be improved. Improved performance, dynamics, steering and fuel efficiency. In accordance with the design of other mid-size sedans, Optima retains its overall sharp appearance.

An attentive observer can see aggressive air intakes, new headlights and sharp lines, near the bottom grille in this novelty. Looking at it from the side, it is obvious that the Optima has an elongated piece of glass around its new C-pillar, which allows a more streamlined design in the roof line.

Modern architecture inspired the design of the new Optima, in accordance with the features of Kia. On the Optima SX and Optima SXL, the hot stamping grille attracts special attention, but it has a lot in common with the luxury Kia K900 sedan. Functional HID headlights are equipped with junctions for lighting around. Cast discs range from 16 to 18 inches in diameter.

Kia Optima 2015 New interior

The cabin has ventilation and adjustable front seats. Depending on the level of the configuration – the LX, LX Turbo, EX, SX, SX Turbo, and SXL-landing surfaces are covered with fabric, leather or Uplevel Nappa leather. The new car offers a dark eggplant color and merlot among its interior options. Even soft to the touch upholstery in the entire cabin.

Along the dashboard and the door there are metal accents and varying from the level of equipment. The driver-oriented cab has been simplified in design than the previous generation, with a wider center console that helps create more space. The number of function keys has decreased all around ergonomically. Heated and ventilated front seats are available with electric adjustment for the driver and front passenger.

2015 Optima trim levels and equipment level

2016 Kia Optima comes in 5 trim levels-LX, LX Turbo, EX, SX Turbo, Sxl- and they have different powertrains. Three engine options include:

  • A new 1.6-liter turbo engine with four cylinders and two powerplants that carry over from the previous generation;
  • 2,4-liter engine with 4 cylinders;
  • And 2.0-liter I4 turbocharged engine models.

Both engines are slightly lower in power from previous versions. Kia says that they have been reconfigured to save fuel, improve vehicle control and with maximum torque now available at the bottom of the rev range.

Both engines are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission: SX and SXL. Also in the equipment are available Android and Apple, CarPlay, which allow the driver to get access to a set of basic functions from their smartphones. After connecting the smartphone to the head unit using a fast-charging USB port, an eight-inch touchscreen displays the most important features of the smartphone.

Music, messages, navigation and voice calls are available through the screen, steering wheel, or voice command. The new Optima also offers a rear-view camera with an available 360 degree. Also in stock: Advanced Smart, Cruise Control, Blind Spot, Detection, rear Cross Traffic alert and stand-alone emergency braking, which the car can completely stop if it detects an imminent collision.

Engine range

Potential models of the new Optima as already mentioned will have three engine variants, including two, which are carried over from the previous generation. This is a 2.4-liter. GDI with 4 cylinders, which gives 185 horsepower and 177 ft lb. It will be available on the LX and EX models. The GDI turbocharged Kia engine makes on the Sxl and SX Turbo models, producing 247 horsepower. The torque is 258 ft lb. The third option and the newest 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, available with LX trim. It has 178 horsepower and 195 ft lb of torque.

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