2015 Kia Optima Specs And Features
The 2015 Kia Optima redesign will bring a facelift for sure. The other changes are not confirmed yet. However, the changes the 2015 Optima will have, can be considered as pretty improving. First of all, its face will be reshaped thanks to the front bumper redesign. Of course, that’s not all. The 2015 Kia Optima appearance is influenced by the reshaped headlights and fog lights, according to the rumors we heard. The front end will be visually dominated by a redesigned grille, which has a charismatic Kia shape, colloquially called “a tiger nose”. All the changes the 2015 Kia Optima will obtain, should follow the manufacturer’s plan to create a more competitive mid-size sedan, whose appearance can’t be ignored. Judging by its look, they will certainly succeed in that intention.
THE LOOK OF THE 2015 KIA OPTIMA
The 2015 Kia Optima appearance is fresh and distinctive. Although it has the basic lines every mid-size sedan should have, its look is improved so it simply oozes the power. They created this effect by carefully guiding the roofline and using big, bold surfaces in contrast to the small side windows. Also, the 2015 Optima exterior looks impressive thanks to the big fog lights and big tail lights. However, overall look of this sedan is like the previous Optima generation. Still, with proper changes at the right places, this car can look more like a redesigned version of Optima, instead of just an updated one.
2015 KIA OPTIMA INTERIOR, TECHNOLOGY AND TRIMS
As for the interior, the 2015 Kia Optima will continue the tradition, since it is great inside. It will bring an optional touchscreen 8″ wide. This screen will be used for the navigation system and UVO eServices. The instrument panel has a 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen. There is an Infinity 8-speaker audio system, HD Radio, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The safety systems list of the new Optima starts with cross-traffic alert, Blind Spot Monitoring system and rear parking sensors. As for the trims, the 2015 Kia Optima trim levels are as always. The entry LX trim brings fog lights, a dual exhaust and tinted glass. It comes with 16-inch alloy wheels. The slightly higher, EX trim level, will have everything from the LX plus 17-inch wheels, leather seats and power seat for the driver. The 2015 Kia Optima SX has 18-inch alloy wheels and more sporty face. In the end, the SX Limited top trim level, has LED fog lights, Nappa leather seats, an electric park brake and the most prominent feature — 18-inch chrome wheels.
2015 KIA OPTIMA ENGINE OPTIONS — TWO CONVENTIONAL ENGINES AND A HYBRID OPTION
There will be no surprises about the 2015 Kia Optima powertrain. There are two engine options. These engines are used on the current Kia Optima. The first one is a direct-injected 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which can deliver 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Only the buyers who decide to go with the SX trim level can have this engine. There is also a 2.4-liter direct-injected engine, which makes 200 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. We should mention that there is an impressive the 2015 Kia Optima hybrid. The hybrid version of this sedan will have a 2.4-liter engine and a 47 horsepower electric motor. The 2015 Optima hybrid has a 47 kW lithium-polymer battery and a powerful HSG (Hybrid Starter Generator). This hybrid system can generate 199 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, the 2015 Kia Optima will inherit the gearbox from the current model. This means it will have a six-speed automatic transmission for both engine options.
THE ESTIMATED PRICE OF THE 2015 KIA OPTIMA
As for the price, this mid-size sedan probably won’t cost significantly more than its predecessor. That being said, some estimations are that the 2015 Kia Optima price for the base version will be around $23,000. However, this information is not official and should not be taken for granted.