The new 2019 Kia Optima change a lot actually if we pay a close attention. It adopt also the current trend of facial look with LED running lights as well as equipping an advanced safety features like line-keeping assist, lane-departure warning and automated emergency breaking.
New 2019 Kia Optima Changes
In addition, the updated Optima uses Kia’s latest UVO infotainment software. A small amount of equipment restructuring takes place between the equipment levels. The basic new 2019 Kia Optima LX model is currently strictly controlled by the brand’s 2.4-liter in-line 4 natural inspiration and continues to fit the 6-speed automatic transmission.
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LX’s 1.6-liter in-line LX engine, which was previously equipped with an optional 178-horsepower turbo, is now exclusive and standard with the EX trim. Optima EX is equipped with a 7-speed automatic dual clutch, and new features such as adaptive cruise control and LED fog lights are standard features.
The new Kia Optima S model is between LX and EX trim. Optima S combines this powertrain with LX and is equipped as standard with a proximity switch and a start button with push button. S-upholstery also gives exterior features such as LED taillights, black decorative strip on the side, black grill, 18-inch wheels.
Last but not least, in the upper row of the new 2019 Kia Optima SX, the upholstery steering wheel, the panoramic sunroof and the available two-tone leather seat are red and black. With an SX-limited package, consumers can opt for blue and black leather. As before, SX was the only way to get Optima with charged 2.0 liter Inline 4.
The latest active safety feature from Optima, the latest infotainment system, useful features, etc. helps to maintain competitiveness in the mid range class.
New 2019 Kia Optima Release Date, Price
The new 2019 Kia Optima has just been released and ready on the market now. For the price wise starts at $22.900 for the latest standard model. It is slightly more than the previous Optima. (Images credit: Kia.com)