2018 Kia Optima Hybrid and GT

The South Korean manufacturer has decided to offer the new generations D-segment sedans. Recognizable 2018 Kia Optima received a more attractive design.

2018 Kia Optima – Redesign, Interior, Release Date

Kia Motors last year marked a great success. There was a big turning point of sale of the company. For the first time in the history of existence, there were more than 400,000 Kia vehicles sold on the territory of Europe. This means that the increase in sales in the European market has grown by as much as 2.9%. Strengthen the reputation and popularity of the model. This has brought a reasonable basis on improving the model Kia Optima. The starting price should be $ 23,000.

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For now, it is certain that the vehicle appears as a sedan and wagon, and with regular engines and a hybrid. The station wagon version will be marked Sportwagon. The new Optima brings drivers a modern and attractive exterior design. The European and American model will differ only in minor details. Sportsline is a bit alleviated but the dynamics of this vehicle will be a lot closer to potential customers. Improved management and traction of the vehicle compared to the previous generation. Recognizable global identity offers freshness and attracts customers. If you are looking for something different than the Kia Optima choice. The car was created under the watchful eye of a professional designer. With all the folds and elongated silhouette sedan, Optima attracts attention. It is designed to be functional with larger dimensions than its predecessor. Body stiffness is improved by about 50%. The characteristic front grille and LED headlamps tightened fenders will bring great success. LED taillights extend around the rear of which enhances the athletic appearance. Good aerodynamics is present in sedan or station wagon. The vehicle will be offered with new alloy wheels in size 16, 17 and 18 inches.


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The interiors have sophisticated modern design and improved quality. It has luxurious content is geared more towards the driver. In a way, more and more features that indicate the quality of higher class cars. The new cab is a true work of art. The quality of materials is significantly improved with a high proportion of soft-touch materials and leather lining. Metal details and soundproofing are much better. The ambiance is cozy and likes never before. The control panel is better organized. It is divided into the display part and the control part. This provides the driver with maximum focus on the road ahead. The interior of the Kia Optima comes in variants with a single color or in two colors. There is space for five passengers but with more comfort than before. Larger dimensions of the vehicle are provided. The new form of the seat has good ergonomics and reduce vibration levels. Even the passengers in the rear can enjoy the benefits of the heaters. Luggage space is also increased with increased compartments for storing small items.


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Fantastic Engines for 2018 Kia Optima

Engine: 2.4-liters 4-cylinder

Power: 185 hp

Torque: 178 lb/ft

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Fuel Economy: 24/34 mpg


Engine: 1.6-liters turbocharged 4-cylinder

Power: 178 hp

Torque: 195 lb/ft

Transmission: 7-speed automatic

Fuel Economy: 28/37 mpg


Engine: 2.0-liters turbocharged 4-cylinder

Power: 245 hp

Torque: 260 lb/ft

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Fuel Economy: 22/31 mpg


Engine: 2.0-liters with Permanent Magnet Sync Hybrid Motor

Power: 154 hp + 50 hp, total 192 hp

Torque: 140 lb/ft + 151 lb/ft, total 271 lb/ft

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Fuel Economy: 39/46 mpg


Engine: 2.0-liters with Permanent Magnet Sync Plug-In Hybrid

Power: 154 hp + 66 hp, total 202 hp

Torque: 140 lb/ft + 151 lb/ft, total 276 lb/ft

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Fuel Economy: 40 mpg combined

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Possible Infotainment and Safety Equipment  for

2018 Kia Optima



5-inch LCD Screen

Rearview Camera

Sirius Satellite Radio

Cruise Control

Bluetooth Connection

Blind Spot Detection

AUX Input

Cross-Traffic Alert

USB Port

Parking Sensors

Lumbar Support Seats

Automatic Braking

Climate Control

Lane Departure

Heated Rear Seats

Surround View Monitor

Panoramic Sunroof


Opaque Power Sunshade

TomTom navigation system

Harman/Kardon Audio

Automatic Lights

Android Auto System

DAB + Digital radio

Apple CarPlay

iPhone Connection

Google Maps

Google Play Music

Kia Connected Services

6 Speakers

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Potential Competitors for 2018 Kia Optima

Acura TLX

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