Kia Optima 2015 – 2016 review

Korean business sedan Kia Optima fourth generation presented in early April 2015 New York Auto Show as a world premiere.

Kia Optima 2015 - 2016 review

New Kia Optima fourth generation of 2015-2016 model year received a modern, more solid and rapid appearance presentable interior of expensive materials, a lot of new high-tech security systems and electronic assistants, more rigid body and sharp steering, powerful and yet economical petrol engines ready to continue the successful tradition of the previous three generations model. Home sales of the new generation Kia Optima sedan 2016 in North America is scheduled for autumn 2015.

Kia Optima 2015 - 2016 review

Interestingly, the previous third-generation Kia Optima presented at the New York Auto Show in 2011. American debut of Korean business-class sedan has become so successful that over the past three years, Optima in the US is the best-selling car from Kia with the result of almost 160 thousand cars only in the past 2014.

Kia Optima 2015 - 2016 review

Immediately it should be noted that the sedan Kia Optima fourth generation has model in the line Hyundai – Sonata sedan seventh generation presented in the spring of 2014. So the new Kia Optima received a full set of innovations present in the new generation of Hyundai Sonata (however, the basis of both sedans is modernized platform of the previous generation): rigid body consisting of 50% of high-strength and ultra high strength steel – Advanced High-Strength Steels with increased compared with the previous generation 4.5-fold use parts made of steel hot forging, an increase of 5.5 times the length of adhesive joints of parts of the body, upgraded suspension with MacPherson struts at the front with reinforced sub frame, changing the architecture of mounting arms, more powerful wheel bearings, new steering system with an electric motor mounted on the steering rack, carbon fiber frame panoramic roof, improved aerodynamic characteristics of the body not only due to more rapid shape of the body, but also due to the large screens installed underneath the sedan. Rigid body, a dense suspension, assembled chassis and sharp steering provides excellent handling and stable behavior sedan when passing sharp turns and straight-ahead driving at high speed.

 

The new sedan has turned solid, rapid and stylish. The front end with the company in the form of bars nostrils tiger (made of steel by hot stamping), neat and strict headlamps (adaptive xenon headlamps can look for the turn and automatically switch from the far-dazzle, complemented by touches), stylish bumper with pronounced air intake ducts and original, stylish splitter. Body profile of Korean business-class sedan solid, dynamic and sporty. Long nose of the engine compartment, domed roof line, as if derived compass wheel arches, hollow surface of the wings and doors, powerful feed. Behind sedan demonstrates narrow sidelights far overlay on the body side (optional LED filling), compact trunk lid, a strong inclination rear window, monumental bumper with diffuser and nozzle tips of the exhaust system.

Kia Optima 2015 - 2016 review

  • Outer dimensions of the body of the fourth generation, the Kia Optima 2015-2016 constitute a 4860 mm long, 1860 mm wide, 1475 mm in height, the dimensions of the wheelbase to 2805 mm.
  • The new sedan offers alloy 16-18 inch wheels with tires 205 / 65R16, 215 / 55R17, 235 / 45R18. Gamma enamels expanded to three new colors: dark red with splashes of aluminum, gray-olive and bright blue.

Kia Optima 2015 - 2016 review

Interior fourth-generation Kia Optima was created with an eye for premium sedans. Inside, the Korean sedan business class high-quality finishing materials: fabric, leather or leather Nappa, inlays of metal and soft, textured plastic. In the presence of highly-informative instrument panel with two large radii tachometer and speedometer, complete with color screen on-board computer, a compact multi-functional steering wheel with the tides in the correct grip and trimmed in the zero zone rim, wide center console with a competent organization of accommodation units mounted audio controls and climate plant, with installed atop the console 8-inch touch-screen multimedia system, systems and Android Auto Apple CarPlay. For the driver and front passenger seat of a new design with a rigid frame and dense filling pillows and rollers lateral support and headrests and the upper part of the back in front with a soft filling, ensures a comfortable location back. Front seats in the top of the range electric, heating and ventilation. The second row will provide three passengers acceptable margin of space for a comfortable and cozy location. As electronic assistants and assistants new Kia Optima 2015-2016 year will appreciate the presence of the owner or the rear view camera system.

Kia Optima 2015 - 2016 review

Specifications fourth-generation Kia Optima 2015-2016 year are disclosed so far only for the US version of the sedan. Under the hood of a car trends can be installed one of the three four-cylinder gasoline engines: a 1.6-liter T-GDI (178 hp 264 Nm) in tandem with the robotic automatic transmission with two clutch plates 7 DCT. 2.4-liter GDI (188 hp 241 Nm) and the 2.0-liter T-GDI (250 hp 353 Nm) work in tandem with 6 automatic transmission, spiced with sports mode (the maximum configuration with gearshift paddles).

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