Kia is approaching with Optima in the coming year with upscaled styling and upgraded techie features. KEA has always manufactured world – class products giving it a good reputation in the automotive industry. New generation Optima is also expected to bring on profound sales and huge customer satisfaction. The price range of the 2018 Kia Optima is highly competitive with the starting price of $22,500.
2018 Kia Optima Engine
The 2018 Kia Optima will be available im 5 trim levels LX, LX 1.6T, S (sport), EX and SX. The Kia Optima will be powered by the base engine of 2.4 liter inline 4 with 185 HP and 178 pound feet of torque. This will be coupled with 6 speed automatic transmission. The S trim level will be powered by 1.6 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine producing a power of 178 horsepower and 195 pound feet of torque. This will be coupled with 7 speed quick shifting dual clutch automatic transmission. The range – topping SX will be powered by 2.0 liter turbo charged four cylinder engine that will efficaciously give a power of 245 HP and 260 pound feet of torque. All the engine variants will be available with front wheel drive. Apart from the above mentioned gas powered variants, the mid – size sedan will be available in a hybrid and plug in hybrid as well. The hybrid model will be powered by a 2.0 liter inline 4 engine along with an electric motor and a lithium – ion battery. This will be coupled with 6 speed automatic transmission producing 192 HP and 271 pound feet of torque. The fuel efficiency expected out of this configuration will be 39 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on highways. The plug-in hybrid will be producing 202 hp and 276 pound feet of torque lending a fuel efficiency of 40 mpg combined. With the full tank and fully charged battery, the vehicle is expected to cover a distance of 610 miles at a stretch.
2018 Kia Optima Styling
There will be an expanded trunk with an area of 15.9 cubic feet, a tall roof and a sharply redesigned roof line. The car is expected to run smoothly on 17 to 18 inch wheels. The upgraded technologies in the 2018 Optima will be Touch Screen, Rear Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Panoramic Sunroof, Ventilated Seats, Cross Traffic Alert, 10 way Power Driver Seat, Laminated Front Windows, LED Fog Lights and Leather Upholstery. The upgraded UVO3 infotainment system would include a 7 to 8 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay Connectivity, Android Auto Connectivity and Surround View Camera.
2018 Kia Optima Safety Features
2018 Kia Optima Safety Score – Crash test rating
The new generation Kia Optima has received a perfect safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The overall rating is ‘five’ star along with a ‘five’ star rating in frontal crash test, side crash test and roll over test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is yet to grade the 2018 Optima for its safety features.
How many airbags in 2018 Kia Optima?
The Advanced Airbag System would include dual front airbags, front-seat-mounted side airbags and full – length side curtain airbags for all round safety and protection during an impact from a collision.
Other Safety Features of 2018 Kia Optima
The other upgraded safety features and driver assistive technologies would include Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Hill Start Assist Control and Vehicle Stability Management. The Hill Start Assist Control will keep the vehicle steady at its place during a drive on the incline.