Kia Optima 2019 receives minor trim and tech updates

Updated Jun 07, 2021 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

The Kia Optima 2019 is said to go on sale later this year.

Kia has brought to the 2018 New York Auto Show lots of highlights, from the redesign of the K900 flagship sedan to the sporty Stinger. Among these, though with only a small update of new tech and equipment, the Kia Optima 2019 still knows how to step out of other models’ shadows.

While receiving minor changes, the 2019 Optima still manages to give us some clues with fresh wheel styles and a new Passion Red cover choice. The model puts on Stinger-styled LED daytime-running lights (S models, especially, gets new fog lamps in a pinched front fascia), various sleek black trim in the grille and side sill designs, and LED taillights.

The EX trim level comes equipped with a new ambient interior lighting choice and new leather seats. On the other hand, the SX uses Euro-styled 2-tone black/red leather seats. In addition, the SXL earns a new 2-tone black/bronze Nappa-leather interior.

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In terms of technology, the Kia Optima 2019 comes loaded with a handful of standard safety systems, including a forward collision alert system, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keep assist.

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Kia Optima 2019 angular front

The new Optima is going to be on sale sometime later this year

Kia Optima 2019 interior and engine

The infotainment system and UVO telemetrics are updated for the 2019 Optima

Besides, the infotainment system and UVO telemetrics are also updated for the 2019 Optima. In the LX, the system come standard with voice control, USB connections, Apple Carplay and Android Auto. EXs and Ss also come standard with UVO link which provides plenty of remote vehicle controls, alarms, and on-demand diagnostics, and upgrades the ante with connected systems.

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Kia Optima 2019 angular rear

The model features a system which gives the collision alerts

The new Optima is going to be on sale sometime later this year and the pricing will be available not long before its launch.

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Kia Optima

The Kia Optima is a mid-size four-door sedan offered worldwide as the Kia Magentis, the Kia Lotze, and the Kia K5. It features a sleek exterior detailed with fine lines and curved edges for a modern subdued elegance. Inside, it offers a spacious cabin fitted with premium driver and passenger features meant to provide a relaxing driving experience. The Kia Optima is offered in the following variants: the Kia Optima LX, the Kia Optima EX, the Kia Optima EX Luxury, and the Kia Optima SX. It comes in Satin Metal, Ultra Silver, Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black, Temptation Red, Carbon Blue, and Graphite.