Updated 2014 Kia Optima Details and Pictures

Updated 2014 Kia Optima Details and Pictures

2014 Kia Optima

Already one of the most attractive family sedans on the market, the Kia Optima gets a mid-cycle refresh that polishes its looks even further. The Korean sedan also gains more premium amenities and convenience options.

The updated exterior features a revised front fascia with LED headlights, new fog lamps and a touched-up grille, while the rear end sports newly-designed LED tail lamps, updated diffusers and a sweeping trunk lid.

The interior houses more upscale and high-tech amenities. The push button start activates two new displays: a 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster and optional HD 8-inch navigation and telematics screen that act as gateways for the car’s UVO eServices, 8-speaker Infinity sound system, HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic. An optional new Blind Spot Detection (BSD) system, which includes rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors, improves peace of mind.

The 2014 Optima’s engine lineup consists of a standard 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder unit and a 2.0-liter turbo, which is offered exclusively in the high-spec SX-T variant. Both powerplants are hooked to a six-speed automatic transmission featuring Sportmatic clutchless shifting.

Exclusive to the sporty SX variant, a new Drive Mode Select (DMS) adjusts transmission shift points and steering weight to offer drivers a customizable driving experience.

The updated 2014 Kia Optima goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013.

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