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2016 Euro-Spec KIA Optima All Set For Frankfurt Reveal

25 Aug , 2015  

New Kia Optima - Exterior Upper

The fourth-generation KIA Optima is set to be officially unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show.

Euro-spec KIA Optima, which will go on sale later this year, features a more modern exterior, a refined new interior with higher quality materials along with more space for occupants. The interior will also include wireless phone charging for capable mobiles.

New Kia Optima - Interior Upper

The new model will have improved ride, handling and refinement over the outgoing model.

The body of the new Kia Optima is 50% stiffer due to use of ultra-high tensile steel and this has also made thee body 8.6 kg lighter.

Engine options for the new Optima are a updated 1.7 litre diesel, a 2.0 litre petrol and a 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine. The 1.7 litre diesel is available with a six-speed manual transmission but the new Optima comes with a new 7-speed DCT transmission.

The new DCT transmission features faster gear changes which help bring down the CO2 emissions to 116 g/km, a 40 g/km improvement over the previous Optima.

New Kia Optima - Exterior Rear