What’s New for the 2018 Kia Optima?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima, Latest News, New Vehicles on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 9:57 pm
White 2018 Kia Optima Front and Side Exterior with Water in background

2018 Kia Optima Release Date and Design Specs

A mainstay in the Kia family, the Kia Optima flagship sedan is a fan favorite at Kia of Marin and as the new model year approaches, many car shoppers want to know – what’s new for the 2018 Kia Optima? With the 2017 Kia Optima as a strong foundation, the reinvigorated Kia Optima promises to be even more attractive with a wealth of additional features and a sport-tuned trim level. Take a closer look at the upgraded Kia sedan with this overview of the 2018 Kia Optima release date and design specs.

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When Will the 2018 Kia Optima Be Available in Novato CA?

Expected to arrive at Kia of Marin later this summer, the 2018 Kia Optima promises an arsenal of updated technology and a brand-new sport-tuned trim level. Updated Kia Optima models will be available in five trim levels – LX, S, LX 1.6T, EX and SX 2.0T — that can be tailored to fit your specifications. With a base MSRP that stands at $22,500, the Kia Optima remains an affordable midsize sedan. An all-new and sport-tuned Kia Optima S trim level will add an athletic front end, LED fog lights, LED taillights, a rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels and more for just $23,500.

2018 Kia Optima Brown Luxury Front Seat Interior with Kia UVO Navigation
2018 Kia Optima 7-Inch Kia UVO Touchscreen Display

All-New Kia Optima Technology and Safety Features

Already an impressive performer in the midsize sedan class, the 2018 Kia Optima promises to upgrade entertainment, comfort, connectivity and safety when you get behind the wheel. When the updated Kia Optima arrives later this summer, it will add a standard Kia UVO eServices infotainment system to the spec sheet that comes complete with a seven-inch touchscreen display and provides access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Unrivaled safety is an added asset of the 2018 Kia Optima that families on the go will appreciate. Updated Kia Optima editions will provide standard Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Rear Parking Assist System for all trim levels.

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Tailor-made for the family on the go, the upgraded 2018 Kia Optima promises to be more impressive than ever with additional technology and safety systems to pair with the all-new Kia Optima S trim level. Armed with this overview of the 2018 Kia Optima release date and design specs, you are ready for the arrival of the revamped Kia Optima. Keep an eye on the Kia of Marin inventory for the arrival of the 2018 Kia Optima later this summer!