2015 Kia Optima News, Rumors, Release Date, Spy Shots

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Although the 2014 Optima has just been introduced to the public, we have noticed that many people require information about the 2015 Kia Optima.

The information and details about the 2015 model are scarce at this point, however, we decided to publish an early article, exclusive to the 2015 Optima, which contains latest news and rumors about the “next year” model.

Consumers interested in the all-new Kia Optima mid-size sedan can either wait for more details on the 2015 Optima or take a closer look at the current 2014 Optima sedan.

(UPDATE:)

2015 Kia Optima launched in the US-market!

The wait is over, Kia has released the full details on the upgraded 2015 Optima.

The hot-looking 4-door sedan is already sitting at your local dealerships, so let’s learn about all the upgrades and improvements!

For the 2015 model year, the Optima received 3 new color choices, as well as several other upgrades.

Cool pictures of 2015 Optima

     

The Kia Optima has been around since 2010, and its gorgeous styling has always been something to behold.

The vehicle was the brainchild of Kia’s design team in Frankfurt, Germany, with many believing the Optima was the car to put Kia on the auto design map.

Other major players in the mid-size segment were forced to sit up and take notice of the “tiger-nose” grille, the subtle wedge shape, and the beautifully appointed interior of the Optima. An added bonus was that it was a great car to drive.

That’s all in the past, though, and it’s time for the 2014 model to shine with a refreshed style and updated set of equipment.

The body shell remains unchanged, but the front fascia has taken on something of a futuristic touch, which differs somewhat with the choice of trim level. Regular or LED fog lights have a pod-like look that is reminiscent of the Pro_cee’d GT.

The aesthetically pleasing fender vents now have a beautiful chrome wing.

Changes appear in the rear in the form of updated LED taillights, a rear diffuser, and a re-shaped trunk.

Inside Look at the 2014 Optima

On the inside the Optima now comes with a 4.3-inch TFT screen in the instrument panel, as well as an all-new, optional 8-inch navigation and telematics screen.

The seats have been redesigned to be more comfortable, and safety is served in the form of a blind spot detection system.

Another new addition, albeit only on the SX trim level, is a drive mode selector. Drivers have the ability to sharpen the response of the transmission by toggling the power-assist steering levels.

Those are basically all the changes found on the 2014 model.

The vehicle maintains the same three trim levels:

  1. Optima LX
  2. Optima EX
  3. Optima SX

The base LX, which comes with 16-inch alloys, fog lights, tinted glass, and a dual exhaust; the mid-level EX, which comes with leather seats, 17-inch alloys, and a power driver’s seat; the stunning SX has 18-inch alloy wheels and significantly more aggressive fascias; at the top of the line is the SX Limited, which treats drivers to chrome wheels, Nappa leather seats, an electric park brake, and LED fog lights.

Turbo, GDI Engine Options

The engine options also remain the same. The standard engine is a 2.4L gasoline direct-injection engine with 200 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque.

The SX comes with the option of a 2.0L, direct-injected turbo with 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque.

Those are in addition to the Optima hybrid, which was recently updated to deliver more torque and additional options. The combined output of the 2.4-liter four and electric motor comes in at 206 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

These minor changes should keep customers coming for more until the all-new version makes an appearance in two or three years.

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