2024 Kia Optima: Will the Sedan be Discontinued?

Although coming as a midsize sedan, some people are still hopeful for the upcoming 2024 Kia Optima. The auto market is dominated by crossovers and SUVs, and the Optima is designed so people would be turning away from the SUVs and crossovers. Although the 2024 has some promising future for the Optima, rumor has it that it will no longer produced after 2024. Is it true? What’s the future plan for the lineup?

About the Optima

Kia Optima was first introduced in 2000. But the company plans on phasing it out after 2024 and then replacing it with the K5. The Optima was actually launched the first time as K5 but then the name was changed to Optima. The vehicle has been known as a reliable sedan, having good safety rating. Other brands that get the same top safety scores are Honda Civic and Subaru Legacy, so you can imagine how reliable the Optima is.

2024 Kia Optima
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The future 2024 Kia Optima would likely be offered in plug in hybrid as well as hybrid versions. The sedan is said to have better fuel economy when compared to the previous models. They plan on launching the gas version first, followed by the plug in hybrid and hybrid models.

Styling Cue

Sedan segment may not be flourishing, so Kia is being prepared with a new model. The new Optima would be inspired from the new Forte and Stinger, but with wider proportions. Because of the extra dimension, more space and legroom would be available. Expect the new Optima to have various trim levels and variants, including electric and hybrid.

2024 Kia Optima Awd
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Powertrain and Performance

The base trim isn’t exactly a sporty ride, but it’s pretty good and decent. It runs on 2.4 liter unit. The base unit is able to generate 185 hp within its auto 6 speed transmission, but it’s rather slow and noisy. The high trim has four cylinder turbocharged unit with 2.0 liter capacity that performs better. It’s snappier, faster, and smoother. The steering is precise and lightweight although it may not be as agile as others.

2024 Kia Optima Colors
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Technologies and Features

The interior of Optima is comfortably and simple. Expect a lot of space within it. You should also expect tons of new features and technologies, including NFC capability and wireless charging. Higher and more premium materials are offered, along with better layout and arrangement to provide better access to the instruments. Safe drive assist technologies are also available, but details are very limited.

Q and A

Q: What are the main rivals of the Optima?

A: The main competitors would be Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Subaru Legacy, and Honda Accord. Hyundai Sonata GT is also a  possible rival.

Q: How many trims will the Optima have?

A: it’s likely 4, consisting of EX, Premium, S, and LX.

Q: When will the Optima be ready at dealerships?

A: It’s likely be ready in 2023. Debut may happen early in 2023 while launch will take place afterwards. We don’t really know much about this new Optima, so let’s wait for the company to provide more details about their 2024 Kia Optima.

Gallery of 2024 Kia Optima: Will the Sedan be Discontinued?

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