The 2016 Kia Optima Engine: There’s Something Special Under the Hood – Atlanta, GA

It would be an understatement to say that Kia Motors, located in Seoul, Korea has been on an upward trend over the past few years. If you’ve been paying attention, however, you would have noticed that Kia is now a major player in the auto market. While they have maintained their reasonable pricing, the exterior has undergone a massive makeover.

For example, here’s a 2005 Kia Optima photo:




And here’s the 2016 Kia Optima photo:



Peter Schreyer, originally from Frankfurt, Germany, is the man responsible for the major overhaul of the 2016 Kia Optima engine design. Now, the 2016 Kia Optima has something special under the hood. Here’s proof:

  • The 1.6-liter turbo available for the 2016 Optima LX is expected to produce 178 horsepower at 5,500 RPM and 195 pound-feet of torque at just 1,500 RPM.
  • The new engine mates to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which works like an automatic.
  • Kia says the seven-speed DCT delivers a sporty feel without sacrificing fuel economy.
  • The 2.4-liter GDI engine available on LX and EX Optima models is estimated by Kia to produce 185 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 178 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0-liter turbo is expected to generate approximately 247 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 260 pound-feet of torque at 1,350 RPM.

Find your 2016 Kia Optima for sale in Atlanta at your trusted Lithia Springs area Kia dealership, then put the pedal to the metal! Thornton Road Kia has a wealth of knowledge and options when it comes to the new and improved Kia brand, and plenty of current Kia lease deals that’ll really get your engine revved up.