The 2021 Kia Optima is due for a dramatic (and very sexy) redesign, but it may get rid of the well established Optima badge in favor of K5.
Sales of midsize sedans are going down the toilet thanks to crossovers, so they’re becoming less boring and sportier, with the latest being the Kia Optima.
With sales of mainstream executive cars still declining, the Kia Optima has been axed in the UK, and the Stinger sports sedan reduced to one powertrain.
The 2019 Kia Optima sedan facelift has a new running lights, grille, wheels, smartphone mirroring, and standard driver assistance.
The Kia Optima Sportswagon is the brand’s first D-segment wagon, and is based on the earlier Sportspace concept, minus the flared arches and flair.
The Kia Optima PHEV has a 115kW/154hp 2-liter, a 50kW/67hp electric motor, 6-speed auto, and 9.8kWh lithium polymer battery for a 27mi/43km EV range.
The fourth generation Kia Optima Hybrid has a 192hp (143kW) drivetrain with a 154hp (115kW) 2-liter I4 engine and a 6-speed auto with a 38kW electric motor.
The Kia Optima T-Hybrid, based on the TF, features a turbo diesel with an electric supercharger, a small electric motor and a lead-carbon battery.
The fourth-gen Kia Optima sedan has made its official debut. Underneath its evolutionary body is an evolutionary drivetrain, and much improved interior.
The front-end of the fourth generation Kia Optima sedan has been revealed ahead of its full launch next week at the New York Auto Show.