Kia as greatest South Korean car producer is ready to amaze us one more time with new 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid. This time, new Optima is released with hybrid engine option which is ready to make the customers go greener than ever before. Let`s see will that be enough to take Optima on number one of the lists. To see that, we`ll have to wait until the beginning of spring 2018. It`s not that far away, take a look to see what you can expect.
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Exterior and Interior
New 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid as finest sedan is going to be released with some small changes on the exterior, not that iconic as we could expect them to be. His shape will be slightly improved to make his aerodynamic even better. Front part will be lowered a bit and his edges will be sharper than before. Great thing about new Optima is that they`ll make his weight reduced thanks to new and more lightweight materials used in chassis. There will be more carbon and more aluminum used. All the lights will be improved with brand new set of lamps. New 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid will use improved LED technology lamps which can increase visibility and use less energy than any other lamps. Both of the bumpers will be reinforced and we can see that the air vents around the car are bigger than before.
Interior is something that we know Kia will be proud of. New 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid will be filled with amazing materials inside. There won`t be plastic used, only leather, carbon fiber, aluminum and some wooden details. Seats will be restyled with more adjustments directions added. They`ll be made from great Alcantara leather. Instrument board is more massive than ever before but still made with extra soft materials. Climate vents will be bigger than before and the controls will be round shape now. All the functions from previous generation will be transferred to new 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid with great updates made. Some of the standard installed functions will be: rear view camera, parking sensors, emergency braking, cruise and traction control, satellite radio and many connection options. Looking to these functions, you can see that Kia`s engineers will create it looking to the both families and younger generations.
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid Engine
Basic engine for new 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid will be great combination which will contain 1.6-liter 4-cylinder unit with four electric motors. Them together can produce 178 horsepower and around 200 lb/ft as maximum torque amount. 7-speed dual clutch transmission system will be mated to this engine unit and we expect it to be available to send all the power to every one of four wheels on this great sedan, maybe not in the basic trim level but in some higher paid ones surely.
2018 Kia Optima Price and Release Date
Starting price for new 2018 Kia Optima Hybrid will be around $30k while we can expect him to be released at the beginning of spring 2018, not before March, that`s for sure.