The new Kia Optima gives us clues to its range of engines from Korea

During this time he has performed in South Korea new Kia K5 . Although the aforementioned Kia K5 is known as Kia Optima almost everywhere in the world. Its new generation will be presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show and sales will start later this year. Although still only have information on its European range, it is possible to make a clear extrapolation from the vehicle to be launched in Korea. More passionate than ever, and with two interesting facets, the Kia Optima bows for us. Conozc√°moslo.

The MX version seems to be a version of access to the K5 range in Korea.

First, it will be sold at called SX and MX versions for the Korean market . We do not know if both come to be called Europe or so. The differences center on the front: the Kia Optima MX will have a sportier design, thanks to fog optical – or daytime? – Located in triangular configuration. The SX opt for a more elegant appearance, and correspond to the image we have already published in motor. At the rear, the SX has a platedo diffuser, the MX a simple dark plastic.

The most interesting news correspond to range of engines . Korea is composed of three petrol engines a powered GLP [1.99901 million] engine and a diesel engine. It is expected to reach only one of the three gas to Europe, and now I will explain why. The petrol engine range starts with a 2.0 naturally aspirated direct injection that develops 168 hp and consumes 7.9 l / 100 km according to the cycle of Korean consumption. A turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with 180 hp is next in power.

The main novelty is a new 1.7 CRDi turbodiesel with 141 hp maximum power.

is very clear that Europe will not reach atmospheric, only turbocharged, which will possibly lower consumption approved. The top model is a 2.0 gasoline turbo with 245 hp, which is possibly the most sold in markets in the Middle East or the US option markets. A moved by 2.0 atmospheric GLP [1.99901 million] will be interesting for those who want to make many kilometers choice, want to save this affordable fuel refueling and have near his home in the necessary infrastructure.

The engine powered GLP develops 151 hp. The range is completed by an new 1.7 CRDi turbo diesel engine with 141 hp and 340 Nm of torque. Since then, a considerable increase from the current 1.7 CRDi, which develops 115 hp and has rather good benefits. It is possible that a more powerful 2.0 CRDi or even biturbo 2.2 CRDi 200 CV [1.99901 million] riding the Sorento finish under the hood of the new Optima, in a Europe dieselizada [1.99905 million ] and a segment that still demand this type of engines.

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Source: autoevolution
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