2018 Kia Optima Specs, Changes, Hybrid, Redesign, Rumors

Monday, August 22nd 2016. | Kia

Over the years, we have seen huge strides from KIA which has resulted in turning into one of the top auto manufacturers in the world. The 2018 Kia Optima will once again be a high-class sedan offering comfort, luxury and pristine styling thousands less than the competition. The Kia Optima 2018 seems to be getting a lot more than the current model includes redesigned exterior, an upgraded technology package and better performing engine. 2018 Kia Optima specs changes hybrid redesign rumors.

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2018 Kia Optima Exterior and Interior

The Kia Optima 2018 will reportedly come up with a design that’s more subtle and finely detailed cabin. Lighting is achieved with LED modern, while models Hybrid getting special budging and accent satin-finish, however functionally Optima Hybrid made good with items such as treatment aero unique front, grille active, rear bumper askew and rear diffuser that shrouds the exhaust tip , as well as more aerodynamic wheels. Overall, that provides as much as a very low 0.24 coefficient of drag, not only that this automobile may also offer probably the greatest ride and handling compromise.

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As for features, the 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid might be already equipped with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to control the apps through the automobile’s infotainment system. The updated infotainment system itself will have Google Voice Recognition Local Search with a capability to find the nearest charging stations with the Optima PHEV, along with the UVO EV Services connectivity package for real-time needs, such as checking the status of charging of the automobile remotely. There may also be the premium sound system from Harman Kardon. 2018 Kia Optima exterior and interior.

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2018 Kia Optima Engine Specs

Rumors suggest that the Kia Optima 2018 can be possible hybrid of 2.4 liter version and powered with 2.0 liter turbo four and 1.6 liter turbo four. For the transmission, the six-speed automatic can be mated to first engine and seven-speed dual-clutch for the second engine. The current engine configurations are reported to capable produce the output of 185-horsepower and 178-lb-ft of torque for 2.4 liter, 247-horsepower and 260-lb-ft of torque for 2.0 liter, 178-horsepower and 195-lb-ft of torque for 1.6 liter version. 2018 Kia Optima engine specs.

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2018 Kia Optima Release Date and Price

Some rumors, pricing for the new 2018 Kia Optima has been set around $26,000 – $37,000 and will be released in 2017. 2018 Kia Optima release date and price.

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