Korean automaker KIA will soon move to bring to market a new modification of the business sedan KIA Optima. The images appeared online a week ago. Sunday, 3 may, the representatives of the brand revealed some technical details of the new model. Recall that this version will be intended for the car market of China, where machines with extended wheelbase are very popular. Car length reaches 4 980 mm (+50 mm) with a wheelbase 2,900 mm (+50 mm). While serious differences on the exterior from the standard version is not there – note different front bumper design and the rear window.
But the salon has undergone significant changes – the developers seriously upgraded the front panel. Innovation was a unified dashboard screen, and a premium multimedia system. But the main news was the information about the power plants. Motor gamma will consist of two new modern engines.
The first will be a 1.5-liter turbo engine with 170 HP, which is combined with a 7-band “robot”.
Despite the high power, due to the technology the manufacturer has managed to achieve a fuel consumption of 5.7 liters per 100 km. The second power unit was a 2.0-liter engine with a turbocharger, capable of delivering 240 HP it Works in tandem with automatic transmission 8 levels. Build a new KIA Optima for the car market of China will start in September this year.