One year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, the KIA Company unveiled a sportier version of the well known Optima Sedan model. As we can see then, that new model was in different shape. Instead of Sedan shape, the new model will have some kind of Wagon shape, and we simply concluded that KIA Company will add a wagon option. So, the new model next year is named 2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon, and its release date should be sometime next year, probably in the first half. The last information is officially confirmed by Korean automaker, and now we can certainly say that the debut of this model was at 1. March this year.
2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon Changes
The exterior design of the approaching all-new Kia Optima Sportswagon 2017 is very attractive and elegant. Maybe next information is strange but this model will have the same dimensions as the sedan version: Length – 4855mm, Width – 1860mm, Wheelbase – 2805mm. When it comes to height, we can expect different figure, it will be 5 mm higher than the sedan. We can now move on some specific details from the outside. First of all, the front fascia; it will be very appealing, and here we can notice beautifully designed front grille from Kia. This grille is connected with the strong headlights powered by the LED technology. To add, that grille is, by the way, the same as we can find sedan version.
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The hood and the headlights are also the same. If you think that the front bumper is also the same, you are wrong. Here we can expect some small modifications. For example, it has rounded LED fog lights and also large air intakes for better engine cooling. Furthermore, the newest model will ride on 16 or 17 or even 18-inch aluminum wheels. Cargo space is 19 cu.ft. and curb weight is 3600 lb.
New Kia Optima Sportswagon 2017 Interior
When it comes to the interior design of this model, we can only notice how good the cabin looks, especially with the sunroof. Considering that there is a lot of space here, we can just assume that the cabin is also very spacious. We can assume that a lot of interior features will be borrowed from sedan version. Inside there is a lot of soft-touch materials, parts with leather and cloth. Also, there is some metallic parts and minimum of plastic. Special emphasis has been given to comfort drive, like the minimum level of outside sound(max.level of isolation), as well as excellent stress absorption of holes on the road.
Interior, for now, has two type of color, black or double color dark gray/light gray). The central console has glossy color in two option, black, and chrome. Some of the available interior features include a 7.0-inches display(with the navigation system, DAB radio), updated infotainment, android auto connects, air condition and many others as well. Also, there is new AVN system, with Kia Connected Services package that contains mostly info about driving. Optionally you could get 8.0-inches infotainment screen. All-new 2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon has 40:20:40 split-folding when rear seats are going down and gives a ton of space. For audio pleasure, there is Harman Kardon system(590 watts) with 8-speaker plus big subwoofer, unfortunately only optional. Standard audio system is with 6-speaker.
Some of the optional equipment:
– four cameras + 360-degree around the monitor(help with parking)
– Smart parking assist system
– Dynamic headlamps, follow steering wheel at night.
2017 Optime got the highest grade in Europe in the matter of safety. Some of the features are:
– Smart cruise control(for safe distance)
– Emergency braking system(prevent collision with cars and people)
– High beam assist(control lights range)
– Blind spot detection
– Speed limit detection
2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon Interior
Beneath the hood, the most recent model is equipped with a 1.7-liter CRDI diesel DOHC 16-valve borrowed from the sedan variant, and also with the new Kia engine 2.0-liter CVVL gas engine. The first one will be able of accommodating up to 139 horsepower @ 4000 rpm and 251 pound-feet of torque @ 1750 rpm. The second engine is capable of delivering 160 horsepower.
The 2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon diesel pulls from 0-60 mph in 10.7 sec and has the top speed of 125 mph, the second engine goes from 0-60 mph in 9.8 sec, and have the same speed. Fuel consumption for diesel engine – city/highway is 30/43 mpg.
The first engine will be mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or to optional transmission system – seven-speed dual clutch.
The second engine is paired with the six-speed manual/automatic. The front wheel drive will be available for both engines.
New Kia Optima 2017 Price and Release date
The release date of new Kia Optima Wagon 2017 this model is scheduled for the end of 2016(most likely) or start of 2017. Its starting price will be around $23.000. Very nice news, 2017 Optima is will come with the 7-Year or 100,000-miles warranty, no extra charge. Some of its main rivals are Ford Mondeo Wagon and Volkswagen Passat Estate.
2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon Photos