Kia on Tuesday previewed the 2021 Optima by exhibiting the Korean-market place K5. It really is our initial glimpse at the ultimate condition of Kia’s upcoming-technology mid-dimension sedan.
Kia makes use of the K5 nameplate for the Optima in its household market place, so what we are observing below is the South Korean-spec variation of the mid-dimension sedan that will swap the Optima for the 2021 design calendar year. It will debut in its household market place in December, and need to be formally released to the United States some time in 2020.
Like its company cousin, the Hyundai Sonata, the new Optima is a floor-up redesign. Kia claims it features a “increased perception of muscularity” than the outgoing design. Its fastback-design rear close seems to be a large amount like that of the larger sized, rear-wheel travel Kia Stinger, but in contrast to that activity sedan, the Optima evidently has only a trunk, instead than an precise hatch.
From the entrance, the new sedan seems to be unmistakably like a Sonata, but the condition of the existing-generation’s grille vehicle has been included into the hood and fascia, supplying the nose a extra sculpted look that lacks the existing car’s fastened grille encompass.
In the rear, the new Optima receives a solitary, whole-width mix lamp that stands happy of the trunk and bumper. You can find also a fastened, ducktail-design spoiler built-in into the trunk lid.
2021 Kia Optima
Chrome trim that wraps from the entrance pillars, alongside the two sides of the roof, and about the rear window presents a distinctive layout factor.
Kia did not present specialized specifics for the K5, but dependent on the new Sonata, we can surmise that it will be run by a pair of four-cylinder engines. A the natural way aspirated device producing roughly 190 horsepower and 180 pound-ft of torque need to be the foundation motor. A one.six-liter turbo-four making 180 horsepower and 195 pound-ft of torque need to also be obtainable.
Hyundai also has a larger sized two.-liter turbo four-cylinder in the pipeline, but for now that is only envisioned to be supplied in an N-Line variant of the Sonata. No matter if anything equivalent will be supplied in the Optima continues to be to be found.
We are not selected when the U.S. market place Optima will debut below, but with the American car demonstrate period kicking off this thirty day period in Los Angeles and culminating in Detroit in June, there will be enough prospect for Kia to demonstrate off its trendy new mid-sizer right before its retail start.