New modification Kia Optima, focused on the European automotive market, three weeks before the official presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show "lit" on the web. In principle, the versions of sedans that Koreans are preparing for Western countries differ little among themselves, no matter what country the car will be intended for — America or Germany. That is why from European Kia Optima and it was not necessary to expect significant differences from the version that is already available in the United States. But still they are. And this, above all, the presence under the hood of the diesel version of the power unit. Judging by photos of the "European" version Kia OptimaIt differs from the American version only in the modified shape of the bumpers, and in a slightly different configuration of the headlights and taillights. It is worth mentioning that the past generation of Optima had a shorter wheelbase a centimeter and, accordingly, less by ten millimeters in height and in body length. The width of the previous generation car was also two and a half centimeters the current version of Kia Optima. In the trunk of the new version has become "roomy" to five liters: before it contained five hundred and five liters of air, now - five hundred and ten.
New "European" Optima will be equipped with a 1.7 liter 141-horsepower diesel engine with a peak torque of 340 Nm. He will be paired with two types of transmissions. This is a mechanical 6-speed gearbox and a 7-speed robot with two clutches. Petrol engines European version of the new Kia Optima it will not be equipped, at least there is no information about it from official sources yet. Nearest Frankfurt Motor Show will open its showrooms on September 15 of the current year. It is there that Koreans will officially represent the European Kia Optima. In addition, most likely, at the same motor show will be presented and Sports Car Kia Optima GT. The power of its motor, enhanced by a turbine, will be equal at the peak of 245 horsepower. In our country Kia Optima for sale from 990,000 rubles for a complete set with a 2-liter 150-horsepower gasoline engine paired with a six-speed manual gearbox.Recommended article: New Kia Optima officially unveiled at the New York Auto Show