Kia is hard at work to refresh the Optima midsize sedan.
Set to go on sale in the second half of 2013, the revised Optima mid-size sedan will make its official public premiere at the forth-coming New York Auto Show, which kicks off on March 27!
Up until now, the automobile spies have caught several heavily-camouflaged Optima prototypes testing on the U.S. soil, but with the official launching date approaching fast, the Optima test cars are starting to lose the cladding and show us more of their refreshed skin.
The latest spy images from South Korea show the Optima facelift with a partly undisguised rear-end which features a set of subtly restyled tail-lamps and updated rear bumper.
Up front, the 2014 Optima incorporates a slightly refreshed honey comb grille and LED day-time running lights. Hidden from the public eyes are restyled front bumper new fog-lamps and other equally subtle design changes.
There’s no word yet on likely engine line-ups for the 2014 Optima, but you can expect the current 4-cylinder engine line-up (2,4L GDI and 2,0L turbo) to carry over, though with significant revisions to make them even more responsive and environmentally friendly! [Photosource: Hankyung]