The first turned into “the ultimately the newest” model will get the Koreans in the homeland of the brand sales will start next month.
On the eve of the KIA spread the brand image of the K5 sedan new generation. We will remind, under this index in Korea presented “cityradio”, which in other countries is known as Optima. The old model, intended for home market, from the global version looks no different, that is our Optima will look the same.
After pictures brand published a couple of videotizer car, and finally, the date of the premiere: in the homeland of the brand sedan will debut on December 12. In addition, the forum of local website Bobaedream posted “live” photos novelties without camouflage.
Live new Optima looks even more spectacular than on the promotional images. The model has received an aggressive front bumper and more prominent hood. Led headlamps now integrated into the grille with intricate pattern, the head optics appeared led the same “strokes” daytime running lights which in the KIA compared to the “line of the ECG”. The rear lights are now made in the form of a single large die, with “dashed”. Due to the sloping roofline and short trunk in the company of the new-generation model referred to as “sedan-style ultimately the newest”.
As previously reported, the length of the “chetyrehdverki” increased by 50 mm and 4905 mm, the wheelbase increased by 45 mm to 2850 mm, Width – 1860 mm former, but the height reduced by 20 mm and now stands at 1445 mm boot capacity is not yet disclosed (the previous Optima, it is equal to 510 litres).
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On the engine range of new product has also not told. Korean media believe that local sedan K5 engines will get from the related Hyundai Sonata: it is “aspirated” 2.0 “turboservice” 1.6 T-GDI new family of Smartstream. Even the “chetyrehdverki” KIA should remain gas modification and the hybrid version.
Sonata with the base engine in Korea available with 6АКП, turbulence completed 8АКП. And American new Optima, according to unofficial data, can get a 286 HP engine, Theta3 2.5, which supposedly will be combined with eight-speed robotic transmission with two dry clutches and even with all-wheel drive.
Go “Optima” on the market with such a design?