Monday, August 24, 2015

The Optima has grown, Kia shows at the IAA 2015

The Optima has grown, Kia shows at the IAA 2015

Kia shows at the IAA 2015, the new Optima. The sedan will be more comfortable and is longer, taller and wider than its predecessor. Here first information! The taillights are reshaped and beams with LED technology. Kia launches the new Optima in the European version of the IAA 2015 (17 to 27 September). The Koreans promise improved ride comfort. Serve with the modified external dimensions of the sedan: Because of the fundamentally renewed Optima grows in length (4855 mm) and height (1465 mm) to provide a smooth centimeters. In the width of the Optima sets to as much as 30 millimeters and now measures 1.86 meters. Visually, the design is only slightly changed compared to the old model. Another new feature is the front bumper with its horizontal air intakes and a redesigned grill. At the rear, there are new LED lights and a trunk lid, which opens into an indicated spoiler. On September 26, 2015 launch, prices not yet called Kia.

The Optima has grown, Kia shows at the IAA 2015

The interior has refined with higher-quality materials Kia. In addition, the sound will be improved. The larger outer dimensions allow a more airy interior. So the legroom of the new Optima to the old model exceed 25 millimeters. Even the trunk has become more spacious: 510 liters instead of 505 liters. For enhanced security in the new Kia Optima installed an autonomous emergency braking system and a standard counter-steering assistance. An adaptive suspension to make the Optima also agile.

The Optima has grown, Kia shows at the IAA 2015

More than a Facelift. Inside, the new Optima more space and higher quality materials than its predecessor. The known motors has modified Kia. So now it brings the 1.7-liter diesel 141 hp (previously 136 hp). Specially tailored to the diesel is the new seven-speed direct shift gearbox. The two-liter petrol engine now manages € 6, but makes 163 hp with two PS less than in the current Optima. By 2016, Kia announced a plug-in hybrids. In addition, a sporty version of the Kia sedan is already in development. First pictures of Optima GT appeared recently on the net. To recognize: a rear diffuser, two oval tailpipes and black sidebars and the GT Plaques - not to be confused with the GT-Line. This should be the European answer to the American Optima SX Optima GT. Which is driven by a two-liter GDI four-cylinder with a turbo. In the SX engine delivers 250 horsepower, it is expected to develop a similar performance even when GT.

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