Kia Optima gets new engine

Kia Optima Engine Upgrade

Kia has announced that the Kia Optima GDi is now available with a new 2.5-litre Thetall GDi engine which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, while offering more power when compared to the previous engine.

Kia Optima GDi - More power, better efficiency

The new 2.5-litre Gasoline Direct Injection (GDi) engine now produces 148kW at 6 300rpm and 250Nm of torque compared to the previous 132kW/231Nm engine. The new engine produces 7% more torque at low engine rpm and up to 12% more torque at high engine rpm.

A cooling jet under the piston crown sprays oil over the piston walls which reduces friction and enhances fuel economy. The engine has also been designed to 'breathe' more and incorporates a system that adjusts the amount of air sucked into the combustion chamber, creating an optimal air-to-fuel mix. Two-phase injection reduces loading on the catalytic converter which reduces emissions.

Kia Optima GDi -Price

Kia Optima GDi – R336 995

The Kia Optima price includes a 5-year/150 000km warranty, a 5-year/90 000km service plan and 3-year unlimited km Roadside Assistance. Service intervals are set at 1-year/15 000kms.