2014 Kia Optima Freshens Up Nicely
Whether people know or not, Kia has been doing big things in the last several years. Though many may be more familiar with the Dancing Hamsters than its actual products, the Korean automaker has been hard at work developing some of the most competent all-around cars on the road. Arguably the centerpiece of this push is the 2014 Kia Optima, the latest edition of the full-size sedan, seen here at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Updates to the Optima are subtle, but include new LED headlight clusters, that exist in the same footprint as the previous setups and a slightly updated grille. Inside, the Optima gets a new high-resolution digital display in the center of the gaugue cluser, as well as a newer navigation screen.
The SX, seen above gets those funky quad fog lights on the outside, and a Drive Mode Select dial on the inside, which can control shift points and steering response, for a more energetic ride. The SX is powered by Kia's turbocharged 2-liter inline-4, though it has not been specified if the output will change. From what we can see, this is an improvement to an already attractive and competent family sedan.
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