2018 Kia Optima: Updates for the Full Size Sedan


When we are talking about the Optima, we are talking about the full size sedan with impressive handling so you can expect greater improvements for the new 2018 Kia Optima. The Optima has always been associated with classiness and elegance and it shouldn’t be any difference for the new 2018 model.


So, what can you expect from the new 2018 Kia Optima? For a starter, you can expect greater comfort with impressive styles and better luxurious feel. After all, if you take a look at the Optima, you can see the details of elegance with excellent lines and curves –designed to improve not only appearance but also performance.

For the new Optima, you can expect the better technologies with updated features, better engine performance, and also new exterior design. Kia is pretty confident that they have focused on everything the best when it comes to the full size sedan. That’s why they are focusing on the development on the new production.

Interior Cabin

For the new 2018 Kia Optima, there will be new features and technologies, covering the 3D navigation, HD display with its touchscreen feature, the start and stop feature, the rear window shades, wireless internet, heated rear seats with paddle shifters, Smart Key, surround view monitor, and may more. Of course, you can also expect better comfort with a luxurious feel for the cabin, designed to deliver better handle and convenience for the cabin.

Exterior Design

With the redesigned plan along the way, you can expect the ride to come with a more appealing look. With the wide wheelbase, you should expect a newer arrangement for the elements. There should be lighter body construction with redesigned grille. Newer headlights will likely be included. Kia is positive that their motto of budget friendly, refined, and premium quality will be the major focus on the changes.


Kia hasn’t said anything official about the powertrain but it is possible that the new Optima will be coming with four cylinder engine with 2.4 liter capacity delivering 190 hp of power. There is also the 1.6 liter engine delivering 180 hp and the 2.0 liter options. When such powertrain is paired up wth the auto manual transmission, as well as the auto 7 speed transmission, you can expect 23 mpg for the city and 33 mpg for the highway.

It is predicted that the new Optima will be available for summer 2017. For the 2018 Kia Optima, the starting price is around $25,500 for the base trim.

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