2018 Kia Optima News, Specs, Performance

Thursday, February 9th 2017. | Kia

To satisfy the Kia huge fans on the sedan segment, the company has prepared the updated version of Optima. The upcoming model will be presented as 2018 auto lineup, thus, it opens wide possibility as there could be modern changes and improvements going to offer. Involved among the tougher auto competition, possessing the better design styling and greater performance as well as the more sophisticated technological equipment, the 2018 Kia Optima could be a strong challenger for its fellow competitors.

Kia Optima 2018 Hybrid


The information on the exterior and interior designs might be one of the rarest for now. Since no official detail has been released, we could rely on the ongoing spy captures. At glance, the new Optima will possess the wider wheel base that makes the sedan look completely aggressive. To help improving the efficiency and performance, the automaker has opted to use the lightweight material platform. The broad grille and the impressive headlights are all given to the Optima models.

Kia Optima 2018 Hybrid InteriorInterior

In spite of we lack of the internal pictures due to the auto development process, some reports hinted the auto designer will attempt to provide the 2018 Kia Optima cabin with the latest technological installments and also the high quality upholstery materials. In short, the passengers need not worry for their convenience and safety.

Kia Optima 2018 Hybrid EngineEngine

Under the bonnet of 2018 Kia Optima sedan, the engineer has included two engine options embodied within a 2.4 liter and a 1.6 liter capacity. The power output goes at approximately 190 HP and 180 HP respectively. Other configuration of a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder us also possible. Targeting the fuel consumption at 33 MPG on the highway and 23 MPG in the city, pairing the engine with the 7-speed and 6speed automatic transmissions will be necessary.

Kia Optima 2018 Hybrid Rear Angle2018 Kia Optima Release Date and Price

The coming of Kia Optima in the sales market is anticipated sometime in the fourth quarter of 2017 or even the beginning of 2018. None is sure for that. Talking about the price, some state the new 2018 Kia Optima will be worth valued at ranging costs from $25,200 to $36,100, a little lower than its main competitors from new Altima and Camry.