2017 Kia Optima Release Date, Engine Specs

Kia Optima was one of the most popular mid-sized sedans in early 2000s. The car usually has an appealing exterior and offers a high level of comfort and convenience. If you love Optima, be ready to welcome a new model. The South Korean automaker is planning to release 2017 Kia Optima in the near future. We are looking forward to a modern sedan fitted with the latest accessories.

2017 Kia Optima front

2017 Kia Optima – Modified Designs:

Kia will make use a contemporary architecture to design and construct the new Optima. We thus expect an exterior that is well-equipped with top-notch, modern-day features. When it comes to size, the new model will be longer, wider and taller than the previous one. Three classic paint shades will be available to suit different styles of car shoppers.

When viewing 2017 Kia Optima from the front side, you will be attracted to a hot-stamped grille, aggressive headlights, daytime running lights and fog lights. When you turn to the backside, you will see more-stylish tail lights and re-modeled circular exhaust tips. What’s more? You will love a restyled roof with detailed lines running horizontally from front to rear.

You can access the interior of 2017 Kia Optima through one of its four magnificently designed doors. The cabin is spacious enough to offer comfortable head space, shoulder room, leg room and a roomy cargo compartment. Some soft-touch materials will crown up the entire cabin. You can anticipate for power adjustable seats, with some being heated and ventilated.

The cabin has a lot more to offer. You will be presented with a wider center console well-equipped with controls and other convenience features. There will also be a more functional infotainment system offering services such as driving score, curfew alert, speed alert and navigation details. Other features that will increase your love for the new Optima include: 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB port and Infinity audio system.

Kia will take care of your safety and security in 2017 Kia Optima. Expect advanced safety features such as autonomous emergency braking, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot detection, rearview camera and adaptive cruise control.

2017 Kia Optima interior

2017 Kia Optima – Engine and Competitors:

If you love cars with many engine options, you will add the new Optima to your list of favorite cars. Kia will offer four engine options, and of course, some of the engines will be available to only selected trim levels.

There will be a 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 rated 178 hp, 195 lb-ft. There will also be a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 and a 2.4-liter I4 with capacities of 247 hp & 260 lb-ft and 185 hp & 178 lb-ft respectively. In addition, we are looking forward to a hybrid powertrain that can deliver 200 hp and 235 lb-ft. We expect the 1.6-liter engine to be mated to a 7-speed DCT while the rest to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The car will record the following estimated fuel consumption figures: 24 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

The automarket is filled with sedans, which means that the new Optima will face great rivalry. We expect the following cars to offer more competition to the Kia sedan: Mazda 6, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Maxima, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Chevy Cruze and VW Passat.

2017 Kia Optima rear

2017 Kia Optima – Anticipating Release Date and Price:

You will have to spend $22,000 to own the new 2017 Kia Optima sedan. Those who prefer refurbished packages will have to part with $40,000 to buy the fully equipped models. Concerning the release date, we expect the car to be available in the last quarter of 2016.

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