2017 Kia Optima is a mid-size sedan by Kia Motors since 2000 and advertise globally through different nameplates. 1st Generation usually marketed as the Optima, while Kia Magentis is used in Europe and Canada when sales began in 2002. For the 2nd generation models, Kia used Kia Lötze & Kia K5 for the South Korean market, and the name Magentis worldwide except in the United States and Malaysia, where the name Optima was retained. The name Optima is now going to be used for all markets except China, where they also South Korean market name will be used.
The new 2017 Kia Optima will be sold by the end of 2016. 2017 Optima shares a platform with the Hyundai Sonata, and offers a new design, with new features and enhancements. As with the previous generation Optima, the new model designed by Kia’s Chief of Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, who is a former designer for Volkswagen AG, is mainly engaged in their Audi division of luxury cars were.
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Plug-in
2017 Kia Optima plug-in hybrid variant unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The 2017 Optima PHEV shares the power source of the Hyundai Sonata PHEV, and like his brother, it has a 9.8 kWh battery pack that an all-electric range of 27 miles (43 km) provide, but the Optima plug-in hybrid has a lower drag coefficient, which at 12:24 CD is on par with the all-electric Tesla Model S Optima PHEV has an active front grille that automatically open and close at high and low speeds, contributing to reduce the CD, the plug in hybrid has a 50 kW electric motor and 2.0-liter “Nu” four-cylinder GDI engine coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission. The Optima PHEV will be sold in the United States as a model year 2017, and retail sales are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.
In 2016 revealed Geneva Motor Show Kia sport statements variant of the 2017 Optima Sedan. The launch of the SW should broaden the appeal of the Optima. The SW version will be sold worldwide with the exception of the North American market, as wagons surpassed by Crossover Utility Vehicles as the standard family hauler.
2017 Kia Optima Convertible
The Kia Optima Convertible Concept in 2015 as a concept car as it was a 4-door convertible similar to the Kia Optima sedan without roof and easy access rear suicide doors for the rear passengers without a B-pillar . The sedan behind conventional doors with a fixed roof, while the convertible behind suicide doors without a B-pillar and a roof. The new Optima will continue to offer its famous 2.4L and 2.0T Turbocharged inline four-cylinder engines, but also a new engine option for 2016, a whole new 1.6T Turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine. As before, no V6 engine options will be available. While the 2.4L and 2.0T engines, together with an automatic transmission, the 1.6T engine will be paired with an all-new seven-speed dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). All engines offer improved fuel economy ratings.
2017 Kia Optima Standard Features
A hybrid version is not yet announced, but it is likely that Kia a hybrid Optima will release through 2017. Like his Hyundai Sonata Hybrid platform mate, the existing Optima Hybrid will likely continue to sell as a 2016 model, with the new model debuts by 2016. A whole new, luxurious interior will offer an optional UVO infotainment system, with support for both Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto technology. Top-of-the-line Optimas a hand-stitched dashboard, padded luxury leather seats surfaces, high-quality aluminum interior trim panels, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Surround View Monitor, and Bi-Xenon LED Front headlights with Auto will include leveling.
Blind Spot Detection and backup warning sensors will also be available, as well as automatic emergency braking. Standard features for the Kia Optima 2017 will include expected, as with the current Optima: keyless entry, A/MF/M stereo with SIRIUS-XM Satellite Radio, single CD/MP3 player, iPod/USB and auxiliary audio input port, and Bluetooth hands-free stereo streaming audio, six speakers, alloy wheels and premium cloth seats surfaces.