Minggu, 19 April 2015

NY Show 2015 Highlights: 2016 Kia Optima

Chevy Malibu rival from South Korea also made its debut at 2015 New York Auto Show. Yeah, I talk about 2016 Kia Optima. The fourth generation brings all-new exterior design that is looked more premium and mature than its previous generation. At a glance, the latest generation design look like its predecessor. But if you look carefully, then you notice that Kia designers redesigned the headlights which now features LED Daytime Running Lights. The chromed Tiger nose grille still be a Kia’s identity. At the rear, the company prefer to keep its line design just like the previous generation. But the LED taillights and rear bumper get redesign.

In the cabin, we can see a few changes. It means that the interior design almost unchanged. Kia offers 6-speaker stereo as a standard feature. But if you are an audiophiles, Kia has an interesting option 14-speaker Infinity. Moreover, there’s an 8-inch screen that shows UVO infotainment system. The system integrates with both Android Lollipop and iOS 8. 2016 Kia Optima is powered by naturally-aspirated 2.4 liter 4-cylinder produces 185 hp and 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged makes 274 hp. Those engines are mated to 6-speed automatic transmission. Another option for the engine is 1.6 liter 4-cylinder with turbocharged produces 178 hp and mated to the first 7-speed dual clutch transmission from Kia.

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