In the Network appeared new information about the KIA Optima next generation. According to the site TheKoreaCarBlog, Korean brand will completely abandon the seven-speed automatic gearbox and will offer two new types of transmission.
We already know that the new KIA Optima debuts the 2.5 turbo engine family Theta III. Production of cars with such engines are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2020, which require final finishing. The Optima with the new motor will be equipped with eight-speed “robot” with two dry clutches.
The 1.6-liter forced engine in the engine range KIA Optima will remain, but its slightly deforsiruyut to meet environmental standards. The shift seven-speed robotized transmission, which now involves such a unit, will come vosmidiapazonnoy automatic KIA own design. As previously reported, the Optima is also the first time will receive a full drive.
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