The Kia Optima is dead. In fact, this is not entirely true. The name has disappeared, but the Optima remains the new K5 which debuted in late June. Generally there is a decent time between the debut of a new vehicle and the pricing information, but these are not typical times. The price is already out for the new K5, and it starts at $ 23,490. With destination fees of $ 965 included, the price is $ 24,455.
For the record, it’s just a $ 100 increase over the current Optima. Despite the slight bump, it’s still the cheap alternative to the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry of several hundred dollars, and according to Cars Direct, he even undermines his South Korean brother, the Hyundai Sonata. This price gives you the K5 LX with a 1.6-liter 180-horsepower (134 kilowatt) turbocharged engine, spinning 16-inch aluminum wheels at the front. An 8.0-inch touch screen and a multitude of security systems are also part of the standard package.
Power-hungry buyers, however, will need to increase by several thousand dollars. The K5 GT with the 2.5-liter 290-horsepower (216 kW) turbocharged engine starts at $ 31,455, but it’s still considerably cheaper than the hottest optima today, the SX Turbo. Checking the radio buttons will quickly increase the cost because Cars Direct reports that the price could reach more than $ 36,000 with various packages. Our specific Very expensive A question will be answered when the K5 configurator is put online.
There is however a curious postscript when the price of the K5 is revealed. Cars Direct also discovered funding and rental incentives for the new car, which will go on sale soon. The biggest contract is $ 2,000 for the K5 EX model, but only if you lease. The LXS sees a $ 1,100 rebate and the GT-Line gets up to $ 900 rebate, but again, only on rental contracts. For those looking to buy, there are no launch discounts, but Kia offers a range of financing offers as low as 0.9% for 48 months.