The second generation Kia Optima will reportedly feature a sharper design when it debut in the first quarter of 2015

The second generation Kia Optima will reportedly feature a sharper design when it debut in the first quarter of 2015.

According to TheKoreanCarBlog, the vehicle will premiere Kia’s new design language for sedan models that will be also used by the next Cadenza in 2016. The Korean company’s design team has told our source that the new Optima won’t look like the Sorento and the Sedona. It will continue to feature a “tiger nose” radiator grille with new headlights, while at the back there will be larger taillights.

The petrol variants will get aggressive and sporty air intakes in the front bumper, while the hybrid models will be equipped with closed grille that opens when cooling is required. New alloy wheels and colors are also expected.

As we have already reported, the interior will feature a three-spoke steering wheel, a new infotainment system with an 8-inch display and plenty of chrome trim. Our source also says the model will get a new leather-wrapped dashboard.

The 2016 Kia Optima is expected to debut in April this year during the New York Auto Show.

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