Kia is said to be struggling with their production, but they have ambitious plans they want to achieve for its future production. Aside from wanting to compete against other European luxury brands, Kia always wants to make some significant improvements to its lines. The upcoming 2024 Kia Optima is going through some upgrades and redesigning work. And they are serious about the upcoming enhancements and transformations they are doing.
The Updated Plan
According to trusted sources from the inside, Kia has provided the best team whose performance would be a match to its company sibling, Hyundai, and its i40. It’s most likely that the company would keep the four-tube layout while ensuring they can improve the other elements and aspects to boost performance.
One of the most noticeable changes would be the dimension. It seems that the new sedan Optima will experience an expandable length. Compared to the current line, the new Optima would be longer, so there would be more space to expect for the cabin. Naturally, it would affect design and styling. And although Kia said that they are keeping the familiar powertrain, they may need to tweak some to improve the outcome.
The company is quiet about this developmental stage. So far, we have only the talks on the street and experts’ predictions. But it seems that the rumor about dimension and size is true, but we still need to wait until they officially announce it. If dimension expansion is proper, it’s always appreciated because it will make a difference to the ride.
The upcoming Optima AWD will keep the raked windscreen and the curved line C. According to many sources, there would be new touchups with the LED rear lights group. The company wants to develop this sedan into a beautiful, luxurious, and gorgeous unit that will make it worthy of competing against other rivals, especially from the European markets. The most difficult competitors would be Beemer and Audi A6.
Kia plans to pack this sedan with advanced safety technologies, better materials, and more features. Expect some of these for the standard equipment, including rear cross guest notification, blind spot detection, adaptive (high-end) cruise trip handle, and rear see the camera. A plush and luxurious cabin with a cockpit arrangement is also possible so the driver can get in or out quickly. If they are developing an artistic sedan with a wow appearance on the exterior, they should also be working on the interior, right? Information is scarce, so we should know more once Kia is ready to reveal more.
Powertrain and Performance
The 2024 Kia Optima AWD comes with a potentially inline-four unit with a 2.0-liter capacity, delivering 150 hp. The one with a 2.4-liter power may deliver 188 hp. There is a possibility of the turbocharged unit that can provide 245 hp. Still, Kia hasn’t said anything about the details of their upcoming improvement, so we need to wait until they reveal their next production.
Price and Release Date
The 2024 model is predicted to come with a starting price of $32,000. This is a prediction as the company hasn’t said anything about their new lines. Rumor has it that Kia may show off their Optima in one of the upcoming auto international shows, but we don’t know. Because the sedan is designed for the 2024 model, expect its debut sometime in 2023. They will most likely release it after the middle of 2023, so stay tuned if you want to know more about the 2024 Kia Optima.