Apart from the new Sportage, Kia came to the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show with the new generation 2016 Kia Optima. The new Korean model will receive a sports variant called Optima GT.
Kia Optima, one of the main rivals for Volkswagen Passat and Ford Mondeo, received a new generation. Korean manufacturer presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show European version of Optima, the new generation of the model with the same design as a globally but with minor adjustments different from one continent to another. Optima‘s presence at Frankfurt marks the European premiere of the model of Kia’s midsize and takes place before the new generation Sportage, making its world premiere in Frankfurt. The model is proposed as an alternative to established names in the segment exterior and interior design bold package of facilities and space within the cabin.
Commercial debut of the new generation Optima Old Continent will be held in the fourth quarter of the current year. By the time of the launch, Kia will introduce a break in the optimum range, whose design was anticipated Sportspace concept presented at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. In addition to the previous generation, the Kia announces a more efficient range of engines, a high level of refinement, better road holding and keeping sporting image.
With the presentation of the new generation of Optima, Koreans have officially confirmed the launch of a sport variant of this model, called Optima GT, which will debut in 2016 with a sports suspension, sports chassis, an engine 2.0 Turbo with direct injection 245 hp and a sporty body kit. Kia submitted a prototype of the future Optima GT, the second model of this type of portfolio, as variants sport “GT” cee’d and pro_cee’d‘s, launched in Europe in 2013. According to preliminary information, Kia Optima GT has a 0-100 km / h of 7.4 seconds and a top speed of 240 km / h and combined fuel consumption of 8.2 liters a percent. GT version of Optima has a six-speed automatic transmission, which engages the front wheels.
2016 Kia Optima via Kia