2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

Thursday, May 19th 2016 | Kia

It is absolutely a breezing news for Kia fans as just years ahead, the company is ready to launch the next gen of Optima. The upcoming 2018 Kia Optima will be equipped with lots of additional features and enhancements compared to its forerunners. Speaking about the car appearance, the new Kia will likely bring new exterior design and refreshments on its interior look. However, it is completely arresting to see the changes and improvements on the future Optima.

New Kia Optima Hybrid

Rumors and News

Based on the spread out news, the auto designer will build the Kia as having a good conformity system. Along with the new features on its interior, the passengers will be spoiled with the feeling of convenience. In its internal part, the car front seats will be heated and ventilated power-adjustable. Further, the car seats are also upholstered with high-end leather material and denser foam. Current speculations have rendered that the 2018 Kia Optima is going to be highlighted with a dark aubergine and merlot color theme. To provide a full entertainment system, the Kia will upgrade the technological features and first to use Android Auto and integration Car Play Apples. Talking about the security features, the company will enhance several driver aids components such as a 360-degree camera, cross traffic alert, blind-spot detection rear, adaptive cruise and automatic braking. Seeing to the external body shape, we might notice the new active HID headlights automatic high beams. Still in the outer part, the car wheelbase comes as bigger and tougher with up 0.4 inches, to 110.4 inches and 16 to 18 inches for the wheel size.


Despite no obvious information on the powertrain is currently available, but the automaker is definitely attempting to build the 2018 Kia Optima as tough vehicle with powerful performance. The forthcoming Optima will be possible hybrid of 2.4-liter version and powered with a 2.0-liter turbo four and 1.6-liter turbo four. For the transmission, the 6-speed automatic will be mated to first engine and 7-speed dual-clutch for the second engine. The current engine configurations are reported to capable produce the output of 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque for 2.4-liter, 247 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque for 2.0-liter, 178 ho and 195 lb-ft of torque for 1.6-liter version.

2018 Kia Optima Release Date and Price

No official confirmation on the car premiere date and price tag is available. Just keep on seeing the news updates for more information about the 2018 Kia Optima.

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