Official photos of the European version of Kia Optima flowed into the network. The public premiere model will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens in September 2015.
According to the published images, the new product will be different from the American version of the model, which was presented at the Auto Show in New York in April 2015. Design concept car will remind Sportspace. Kia Optima in Europe will have new bumpers, a different optics and a modified grille.
The car will get a 1.7-liter turbo diesel CRDi. The power unit was 141 hp and 340 Nm of torque. The engine will run in conjunction with the 6-speed manual gearbox, an option will be available and the 7-step “automatic” dual-clutch.
In addition, at the Frankfurt Motor Show Kia Optima will present a sports modification of the new generation. “Charged” sedan will receive a prefix GT in the title and will go on sale later this year. According to unofficial data, the novelty will be equipped with 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine. Engine power will be 247 hp and 352 Nm of torque.