The Kia Optima has been redesigned from the ground up offering a full-sized sedan with amazing styling packages which has been appealing to consumers looking for the best in-class options. Over the years, we have seen huge strides from Kia which has resulted in becoming one of the top auto manufacturers in the world. The 2018 Kia Optima will once again be a high-class sedan offering luxury, comfort, and pristine styling thousands less than the competition.
The 2018 Optima looks to be getting so much more than the current model includes an upgraded technology package, redesigned exterior, and a higher performing engine. With all that’s expected out of the new Optima it’s quite easy to see why consumers are holding out for the 2018 models. With four styling models to choose from, consumers will find the best of all worlds in the upcoming full-sized sedan.
The following preview on the new 2018 Kia Optima specs, features, price, and release date for the EX, LX, SX, and SXL models expected gives you a first-look at things to come.
2018 Kia Optima Specs and Features – EX, LX, SX, and SXL Model
The 2018 Kia Optima specs and features will continue the trend of the Korean auto manufacturer who’s been striving of introducing refined, high quality, and budget friendly new cars and SUV’s. The concept of the Optima has helped make it a fan favorite for those looking for high end features at a fraction of the cost when comparing it to other full-sized sedans.
Some of the biggest rumors suggest a redesign to both the interior and exterior while maintaining the appeal of the outside and adding some new features on the inside. We’re hearing a lighter body, wider grille and wheel base, and new headlights may be seen across all models. The 2018 Optima SXL will become the premium model offering premium leather interior, premium surround audio, Smart Welcome, Smart Trunk, heated steering wheel, and much more.
Other notable optional and standard features which will be seen include a high definition touchscreen display with 3D navigation, satellite radio, wireless internet, rear window shades, panoramic sunroof, HID headlights, push button start/stop, Smart Key, dual zone climate control, paddle shifters heated rear seats, surround view monitor, and much more.
Rumors on the specs of the 2018 Kia Optima engine include an efficient 4-cylinder 2.0 liter, 2.4 liter with nearly 190-hp, and a 1.6 liter 180-hp option. The transmission options will be a 7 and 6 speed automatic and auto-manual giving you 23-30MPG/city and 33-40/MPG highway.
2018 Kia Optima Price and Release Date – EX, LX, SX, and SXL Model
One things for sure is the launch price of the 2018 Optima will remain competitive as it’s expected to be priced thousands less than competitors such as the 2018 Camry and 2018 Altima. While no official announcement has been made as of yet, we have all the details on what the launch price will be, below,
|2018 Kia Optima EX Price||Starting at $25,200|
|2018 Kia Optima LX Price||Starting at $22,400|
|2018 Kia Optima SX Price||Starting at $30,100|
|2018 Kia Optima SXL Price||Starting at $36,100|
We’re fully expecting the 2018 Kia Optima release date to be made official during the summer of 2017 with consumer purchase starting during the fourth quarter. Larger markets worldwide including throughout Asia and in the US should see the first arrivals of the new Optima before the holiday season. Certainly, Q1 of 2018 consumers in all markets will be able to pick one up as production should be in full-swing.
As more rumors and confirmations come in you can expected more updates on the upcoming 2018 Optima specs, features, price, and release date.
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