Sooner of later, every car in the road will have a face lift a few years after it was first introduced, and Kia Optima is no exception. Both the exterior and interior of Kia’s sales leader suffered several changes in order to keep up with the latest models and technologies.
Both the front and rear fascias have been redesigned in order to look more modern. The brand’s signature tabbed grille has also been upgraded together with the new rear diffuser, trunk lid, LED head lamps, fog lights and tail lights.
Inside, when you push the start button, a new 4.3 inch TFT LCD instrument cluster and an optional 8 inch navigation and telematics screen come to life. From the optional screen you can control the UVO eServices, HD Radio 3, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic and the 8-speaker Infinity sound system.
The upgraded Kia Optima is available in four trims, LX, EX, SX and SX-Limited. With all versions you will have available the four cylinder 2.4 liter GDI unit while on the SX and SX-Limited you can have the more powerful 2.0-liter GDI turbocharged engine. There is also a 2.4 liter hybrid powertrain available. All engine choices only allow you to have the six-speed automatic transmission featuring Sportmatic clutchless shifting.