The 2016 Kia Optima Evolves Right Into the New York Auto Show

The Optima has a design, and Kia is (for the most part) stickin' to it. The 2016 Optima debuted at the New York Auto Show today, premiering its evolutionary upgrade of the third-generation model. The car comes with options of three different engines and five trims. The 1.6-liter turbo-four puts out 178 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, the 2.4-liter four-cylinder puts out 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft, and the 2.0-liter turbo-four puts out 247 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. All models are front-wheel drive, and while the 2.4 and 2.0T models are paired to a six-speed automatic, the 1.6T comes with the company's first seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Though yet to be released, the MPGs will be better from every engine, according to Kia. GALLERY: Check Out Full Photos of the Refined 2016 Kia Optima Refinement percolates throughout the entire vehicle. The car has a stiffer chassis, the car's body is more than 50 percent high-strength steel helps rigidity and safety, larger bushing and control arms help create a smoother ride, and full under floor cover was added to help reduce road noise. Of course, Kia's UVO system was also updated, and the car is now available with a 14-speaker Infinity sound system. Can't wait for new Blake Griffin's commercials. RELATED: This Kia Stinger BRZ-Fighter Would Be Perfect ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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