Kia has unveiled specification details for its new Optima model.
The model is powered by a 139bhp 1.7-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine, now paired with either a six-speed manual or a new seven-speed (7DCT) dual-clutch auto transmission.
Entry-level 2 grade comes as standard with a 7.0-inch satellite navigation system, reversing camera, steering wheel-mounted controls, dual automatic air conditioning, cruise control, electrically heated folding mirrors, and 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door handles and mirrors. Grade 3 upgrades the navigation screen to 8.0 inches, has an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with four-way electronic lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, xenon dual projection headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels. While Grade 4 adds a wireless mobile phone charger, 360-degree around view monitor and smart park assist.
The model goes on sale from January 2016, while a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Optima, offering an all-electric drive range will be added later in 2016.