On Wednesday, April 1 2015, Kia Motors will pull the covers off its all-new, next generation Optima sedan at the New York Auto Show. The new variety, presumably based off the structure and running gear of the current generation and launched-last-year Hyundai Sonata, looks to be mostly similar to the model it replaces. While the official render is highly stylized, the Optima’s rear section is the only part of the car that seems to be the changed the most. This less than radical evolution is probably in Kia’s favor as the Optima has served as the brand’s best selling vehicle in the U.S. for three straight years.
The current U.S.-spec Optima is built in West Point, Georgia and surly, that status will not changed come the model’s fourth generation. We expect to see similar powertrains to the 2015 Sonata, including the fun loving 1.6 turbo four cylinder.