2018 Kia Optima

Friday, November 11th 2016. | Kia

Recently, Kia demonstrated their new mid-size sedan called Kia Optima for 2017 model at New York Auto Show. They introduced this car with enlarged size, modernized technological features and adjusted appearance. It seems that it will hit the market as the new 2018 Kia Optima. Its arrival will be the Korean brand with all progress they will add inside and outside.

2018 Kia Optima Front Angle


The recognizable aspects will be completed with slight modification. It will be available in the market with the more expressive look and the solid design. Based on the front picture, this new generation may come out with firm grille and relief cells. The slanting headlights and the big bumper will be equipped with triangular air intakes for 2018 Kia Optima. In addition, this Korean car will go with four-door coupe layout as well as long sloped hood. The roof seems falling to rear part with the window sill line heaving up. What is more is the shortened trunk that we expect doesn’t reduce its current volume. About the rear end, it has horizontally elongated LED lights as well as sculptured bumper with the stylish diffuser and oval pipes

We also have some available information about the cabin look for the new 2018 Kia Optima. It is because some interior photos are available on internet. Its design is completed with U-shaped steering wheel and some sports gauges added between the color screen of computer for excellent and informative display. The company will also provide 8-inch of touchscreen multimedia system on the center console which is integrated to climate control settings panels. You can go with soft plastic, leather or metal inserts. The front seats are also ergonomic with the thick lateral support bolsters as well as soft filler. There is electrical adjustment with heating and ventilation system. For the rear seat, it gives enough space to support three people.


2018 Kia Optima comes as the fourth generation with five trim levels such as SXL, SX Turbo, EX, LX Turbo and LX. The engine that they will use is DOHC 16V 14 with turbocharger and direct fuel injection and the displacement of 2.0 liter to support 243 hp as well as 260 lb-ft of torque power. It will be transmitted via six-speed automatic. Its acceleration from 0 to 60 mph can be done in just 6.8 second and the top speed is about 153 mph for 2018 Kia Optima.

Release Date and Price

2018 Kia Optima for its exact release date is still a big mystery to reveal. It is still unknown but we expect that it should be ready in the quarter of 2017. Speaking about the price tag, this updated generation will go in the same level. It means that the base price should be about $23,000 and the top trim is less than $37,000.

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