Best Truck In The USA – New 2017 Ford Raptor – Release Date and Info

The 2017 Ford Raptor is undoubtedly America’s best-selling truck that is capable of running full throttle across Kalahari Desert effortlessly. Some of the attributes you get include a terrain management system that epitomizes performance depending on the prevailing driving conditions. Comes with a powerful V6 engine that takes charge in place of the V6 engine the existing model uses. An upgraded suspension for a smooth ride feel is also offered.

And finally, it comes with a stronger frame thanks to extensive use of strong, lightweight materials during its construction. Want to read more? Here in this review, you get a comprehensive review pertaining the Raptor release date, price, and details on the exterior and interior changes.

2017 Ford Raptor auto show, side view, alloy wheels

Stronger Than Ever

The backbone of the truck is a purposely-built fully boxed frame that unlike the outgoing Raptor features a more high-strength steel thereby making it the strongest in the entire F-150 lineup. The chiseled looks, at first glimpse, are reminiscent of the Trophy Trucks – the big, bad, bold, fastest, and the most powerful of the off-road pickups. Of-road stability is further enhanced by additional six-inches on its width.

Short Summary

When it comes to off-road performance, the all-new Raptor gets new seventeen-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, and the first ever dual-exhaust system. Beneath the hood, it gets a new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that replaces the 6.2L V8 engine that previously offered an output rated at 411 hp and 434 pounds-feet of torque. The new V6, according to Ford, will be able to make a way much better output. However, the output figures have not been offered yet.

For superior off-road capability, the new model comes with an easy-to-use driver-assist technology, torque-on-demand transfer case, and an all-new four-wheel drive system. Slippery terrains need not be a concern as the new model comes with a mechanical-locking four-wheel drive system, an on-demand AWD system, and a new transfer case.

Drive Modes

There are several drive modes available to help the driver optimize performance on different environmental conditions. They include: mud and sand mode for sandy and muddy terrains; Normal mode for daily-driving; rock mode for low-speed rock crawling; Baja mode for desert running; weather mode for snow, ice, and rain; and lastly, the street mode for on-road driving.

Once available, the new Ford Raptor 2017 will have to battle it out with the likes of Ram 2500 Power Wagon, and the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.

What Are The 2017 Ford Raptor’s Release Date & Price?

Early 2017 is the date set for its release date, however, some sources argue that the new model might go for sale sometime in the second half of next year. $46,000 is what it will cost you to own the base Raptor model once it starts going for sale.

2017 Ford Raptor Exterior

2017 Ford Raptor rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

According to the spy pictures we have, it is evident that the new model comes with additional body paints relative to the existing model. The signature grille has been re-tweaked a bit and it helps in offering the front profile a more menacing look. Additional exterior features to expect include 17-inch steel wheels, pre-wired trailer connections, trailer sway control, a cargo management system, exterior trim and chrome bumpers, a rear privacy glass, underbody skid plates, and automatic headlights.

Small Updates For The 2017 Ford Raptor Interior

2017 Ford Raptor interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The interior, too, continues with the subtle tweaks just like the exterior. Here, the passenger space remains unchanged from before as the dimensions haven’t grown an inch. However, the overall layout hints the level of premium-ship. The technologies have been upgraded, as have the materials’ quality. Some of the standard accessories you might expect include a 2.3-inch driver information screen, dual-zone automatic climate control, smartphone app connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, remote keyless entry, USB ports, and power windows and locks. The full list will of course be offered on its release date.

2017 Ford Raptor interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

If the trim levels are unchanged from the previous model, then we should expect about six levels: XLT, XL, Platinum, King Ranch, and the Limited. Different body styles are also expected to be offered: Supercrew, Supercab, and regular cab. The Raptor Shelby, and Bronco reviews are handled elsewhere.

Engine Specs

2017 Ford Raptor engine

Under the hood of the new 2017 Ford Raptor is an all-new twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 3.5L engine rated at 365 horsepower and 450 pounds-feet of torque. Pairing will be done to ten-speed automatic transmission system that Ford says will help conserve fuel consumption.

Safety Rumors

2017 Ford Raptor exterior, safety, front view, headlights

It is too early to speculate about the level of safety of the new model now. However, if the 2017 Raptor is anything to go by, then we should expect an overall five star rating for crash impact safety. Again, there are a myriad of safety technologies available as well.

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The Fastest Car You Can Get – 2017 Bugatti Chiron Review

The quintessential ultimate super sports car: the 2017 Bugatti Chiron is here with us again only this time round is its breathtakingly fast, ultra-modern, offers high levels of comfort, and offers a performance akin to no other. This is undoubtedly the world’s most powerful, most luxurious, fastest, and most exclusive production super sports car of our time. The Bugatti Chiron release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

2017 Bugatti Chiron black color, alloy wheels

It is part and parcel of nature to cross boundaries and set new records – to enter new realms, to fly even further into space, and to run 100 m faster than ever before. This striving is also our driving force at Bugatti. The Chiron is the perfect example of how men can defy the laws of physics with impunity, and it is the result of our efforts to make the best even better. Every vehicular facet of the Chiron has been significantly improved.

Wolfgang Durheimer, President Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

260mph And W16 Engine

Indeed. With the 2017 Bugatti Chiron 0-60 mph taking a blistering 2.5 seconds, it seems Bugatti engineers are walking the talk. The Chiron comes as a replacement for the Bugatti Veyron which was discontinued last year after having reigned for about a decade. It was the fastest street-legal production car in the world. it also went into the Guinness World Record after achieving a top speed of 258.87 mph in 2010, but this, of course, is about to change by the recently unveiled 2017 Bugatti Chiron.

Bugatti says the new model comes with a W16 engine which is capable of yielding a whopping 1,479 horsepower. The 2017 Bugatti Chiron top speed is rated at close to 260 mph. Yes folks, you heard that right, 260 mph.

Color Palette

According to the small web configurator that Bugatti launched, the exterior colors to expect include Ruby Red and a subtle taupe shade. It is rumored that the Veyron successor will only be limited to 500 production models. Named after Louis Chiron, Bugatti’s factory driver, it targets the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg One:1, and McLaren P1 GTR.

2017 Bugatti Chiron Competition

The McLaren P1 GTR specs have been updated and it is expected to offer a whopping 986 horsepower which should help propel it from 0-60 mph in just under 2.4 seconds. Not surprisingly, the P1 GTR price will cost an arm and a leg and customers will have no choice but to folk out a walloping 3.36 million USD to guy one of the road legal P1.

The Porsche 918 Spyder, on the other hand, is nothing less than the plug-in hybrid supercar of tomorrow, available today. It offers an awe-inspiring driving experience, zero emissions in all-electric mode, and offers a whopping 887 horsepower with the gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. The Porsche Spyder Convertible MSRP starts from about $845,000.

2017 Bugatti Chiron Engine Limited To 261mph??

As already mentioned above, the new 2017 Bugatti Chiron specs have been updated in every facet including what lurks beneath its skin. Motivation is offered by the 8.0L W-16 engine that cranks out a mind-blowing 1,479 horsepower and 1,180 lbs. ft. of torque. There’re rumors going round that a 2017 Bugatti Chiron Hybrid might be in the offering, too, but Bugatti is yet to confirm or deny the rumors.

The new output marks an improvement of about 296 horsepower and 74 lbs. ft. of torque relative the Veyron, and even the Koenigsegg One:1. The Koenigsegg One horsepower is a bit short by 139 horsepower. The Chiron 0-60 mph only takes less than 2.5 seconds, this makes it a second faster than the Veyron SuperSport and three seconds faster than the McLaren P1.

2017 Bugatti Chiron engine

For safety measures, Bugatti has limited the 2017 Bugatti Chiron top speed to just 261 mph. on the test track however, the Chiron is expected to make around 286 mph. according to Bugatti. The Chiron curb weight is about 4,400 pounds.

2017 Bugatti Chiron Interior & Exterior Changes

Like most Bugatti interiors, the Chiron’s cabin is a masterpiece. There is a perfect balance between luxury and sportiness. All surfaces are covered with fine leather, or aluminum and carbon fiber. There’re no plastics anywhere on its cabin surfaces. Some of the standard features include a four-zone automatic climate control, a one-carat diamond membrane on each of the four tweeters, a state-of-the-art sound system, a cooled glove-box, and a two-tone steering wheel. Of course, the newest Chiron offers dizzying features and technologies, unfortunately, all will be known on its release date.

2017 Bugatti Chiron leather seats, gear shift knob and steering wheel

2017 Bugatti Chiron Release Date & Price

Rumor has it that the model will probably go for sale sometime in early 2017, at least for the Northern American market and later elsewhere.

2017 Bugatti Chiron release date

The 2017 Bugatti Chiron price starts from 2.61 million USD before options. You can download Chiron’s wallpaper at Bugatti online forums.

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Camouflaged But Not Invisible – 2017 Mazda 2 Review

Spy photos of what appears to be the all-new 2017 Mazda 2 have resurfaced. It is heavily disguised and only partial parts of the headlights, foglights, taillights, and grille can be seen. It’s been two years now since we last had a thorough Mazda 2 redesign, and going by the current market dynamics, it is only natural to imagine that Mazda gave it substantial facelifts. Indeed, those in the know say the new model has been amped up to resonate well with the rest of the vehicles in the rival camp. Release date rumors suggest it’ll go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017.

2017 Mazda 2 exterior, side view, purple color, alloy wheels

To Update Or Not To Update?

Having to improve something considered good already is a challenge. Well, Mazda seems to have mastered this judging by the enhancements the new model is slated to feature. Subcompacts have really captured the attention of most brands thanks to their versatility, fuel efficiency, maneuverability in tight spaces, and ample interior room in spite of their compactness. If the aforementioned features are the basis that qualify a subcompact car, then it’d be fair to say that the new 2017 Mazda 2 is set to blow away people’s expectations.

Lighter, Safer And Silent?

Rumors allege it has lost considerable weight over its predecessor. This has been achieved by the relentless pursuit of shedding of unnecessary grams off of it. In doing so, Mazda enhanced collision safety with the help of also a stiffer chassis and body. Cabin noise and emissions have also greatly improved. What however remains to be seen is what lurks beneath the bonnet. It is unlikely Mazda will carry-over the same mills offered for the outgoing models unchanged. This doesn’t mean however that it is improbable.

In case the latter holds water, then we expect the SkyActiv 1.5L, diesel, a petrol SkyActive-G 1.3L/1.5L, and a 2.0L SkyActiv-G engine. The 1.5L SkyActive-D diesel engine should be able to crank out 103 horsepower @4,000 rpm, and 184 pounds-feet of torque @1,500 – 2,500 rpm. The exterior and cabin are extraordinarily attractive thanks to the KODO – Soul of Motion exterior design.

Main Rivals Are…

Rivals include the Ford Fiesta and the Volkswagen Polo. The Fiesta is Mazda 2’s most revered rival available for the USA market. The latest revisions the Fiesta had were offered last year and included a bevy of new engines and transmissions, an upgraded infotainment screen, additional features, and a new front fascia. Engines are above average, with the least powerful offering an output of around 120 ponies and the fieriest cranking out 197 horsepower. 0-60 mph run is achieved in around 10.0 seconds. Pricing starts from $14,600. The Volkswagen Polo, on the other hand, is offered with just about the same output but with a slightly higher price that starts from $17K.

2017 Mazda 2 Canada Release Date & Price

It is still very early to start speculating about the pricing and the possible release date. However, rumor has it the MSRP might probably balloon slightly to around $16,000 for the basic version given the nature of the redesigns. If that turns out to be true, then it’ll be a 2K jump over the existing model that goes for sale for $14,720. The release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017.

2017 Mazda 2 Exterior Spy Pics

2017 Mazda 2 spy shots

Even with a heavy disguise evidenced by the pictures, it is quite apparent that the new model comes with some interesting looks. Mazda is well-known for its award-wining designs mirrored in the muscular lines, solid stance, rear-leaning cabin, and overall design the Mazda 2 is offered with.

2017 Mazda 2 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the areas we should expect Mazda to make facelifts on include the color palette, grille, LED headlights’ cluster arrangement, and aerodynamic cues. Redesigns that’ll make the Mazda 2 look fresh and lively.

2017 Mazda 2 Interior Spy Pictures Show Very Little

2017 Mazda 2 interior, dashboard, gear shift knob and steering wheel

As the images show, there’s nothing much to show about the interior as everything is heavily camouflaged from the outside. What we however know is the fact that the new model’s interior offers an excellent symbiotic relationship of the following elements – ergonomics, craftsmanship, and comfort.

2017 Mazda 2 interior, leather front and back seats

Available Trims

No trim has been announced yet.

Engine Specs

2017 Mazda 2 engine

Under the hood should be several engines on offer. However, only one is known as the rest are yet to be confirmed by Mazda if they’ll be offered or not. The engine in question is the 1.5L SKYACTIVE-D diesel engine offering 103 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque.


Safety technologies are yet to be offered. Our guess is that the new Mazda 2 sedan 2017 will be offered with excellent safety systems that should rival those of offered by its peers in the subcompact class. Crash impact assessment results from the NHTSA will be updated here on its release date.

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Rumors And News About The New 2017 Peugeot 308

The new 2017 Peugeot 308 combines the performance of the three-door 2017 Renault Megane RS, the practicality of the five-door 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and the frugality of the of the 2017 Holden Astra VXR. Think of it as a European hot-hatch offered in front-wheel drive and with a turbocharged engine. The Peugeot 308 release date is set before this fall as a 2017 year model.

2017 Peugeot 308 GTI side view, red color, alloy wheels

The 2017 Peugeot 308 price starts from an MSRP of around $44,990, and comes in two hot-hatch variants including the GTI model. All the models available are powered by a four-cylinder 1.6L engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission system and able to crank out an output of around 330Nm.

Quick Overview

The 2017 Peugeot 308 comes with new features and technologies such as lightweight alloy nineteen-inch ‘Carbone’ wheels, a limited-slip differential, Alcantara Peugeot sport seats, red-stitched leather, Peugeot Sport-stamped Alcon calipers, optional eighteen-inch ‘Diamant’ alloy wheels, and Michelin Super Sport tires.

It also comes with stiffer shocks, springs and bushings, a wider rear and front fascia, and sits 11mm lower to the ground. The exterior has been re-tweaked and now looks more chiseled than before. Peugeot also says the surface now features mode aerodynamic cues that have helped it better its speed slightly.

Automatic Engine Stop Function

Just like other models in its price range, the new model also comes with the stop-start feature that conserves fuel by stopping the vehicle whenever theirs is traffic. Additionally, it comes with the Driver Sport Package that tacks on plenty of performance specs which the French marque is ye to reveal its full specs. The newest Peugeot 308 2017 also comes with the tire and brake package.

Even with the 2017 Peugeot 308 consistently providing stout performance figures and value, there are other options in its class worth checking out. They include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the Ford Focus RS, the Renault Megane RS275 Cup Premium, the Holden Astra VXR, and the Ford Focus ST.

2017 Peugeot 308 Competition

The 2017 Ford Focus RS Hatchback price starts from an MSRP of around $35,730 and that gets you features such as a potent turbo power, many high-tech options, a stylish interior, and a tenacious grip. For 2017, the new Ford Focus RS model comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine that makes a healthy 350 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission pairing is done with the six-speed manual. Also included in the specs is the automatic stop-start system, hill start assist, and an all-wheel drive system. The Ford Focus RS release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.

The 2017 Ford Focus ST costs about $24,425 – a bargain price, apparently. Some of the specs offered include a stylish and high-tech interior, a powerful turbocharged engine a civilized ride, sharp handling, a precise six-speed manual gearbox, and abundant standard features. According to sources privy of its developments at Ford, the new Ford Focus ST 2017 is set to come with an improved version of its current turbocharged 2.0L inline-four-cylinder engine that in its current state offers 252 horsepower and 270 lbs. ft. of torque. The existing model 0-60 mph is rather sluggish compared to rivals nipping its heels. But Ford has given hints that the new model will improve the existing model’s 6.4 seconds for a 0-60 mph sprint.

What Are The Engine Specs For 2017 Peugeot 308 Engine

2017 Peugeot 308 engine

The exact details about its output are unclear at the moment, but rumor has it that it will come with the 1.6 THP engine that cranks out about 330 Nm and 270 hp. more details will be updated on his post as and when they become available. So keep checking back for the full specs as its release date nears.

Rumors And Spy Pictures For The Interior And Exterior

2017 Peugeot 308 interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen, dashboard

Images of what looks like the 2017 Peugeot 308 CC and the Allure have been seen by our mules doing some test drives. We’re yet to confirm the location, however.

Some of the standard features you should expect from the new model include dual-zone automatic climate control, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, front sport seats, an electronic limited-slip differential, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, MyKey parental controls, keyless ignition and entry, LED daytime running lights and foglights, performance brakes, a rearview camera, Sync voice controls, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.

2017 Peugeot 308 Price and Release Date

2017 Peugeot 308 release date

Rumors allege the 2017 308 is prices at $44,990 and its availability should be expected sometime before this fall.

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V8 Rover – 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Review

The refreshed and slightly redesigned 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is almost yet again here with us. The Internet recently has been abuzz with reports of a new prototype undergoing test drives in Europe. When asked of the new model, Land Rover doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to rubbish off the claims, which furthers our assumption that indeed a new model is in the works. Read our rendering below for an in-depth analysis of just what the new Range Rover may offer. Its release date and price details are also covered.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport side view, red color, alloy wheels

Rumor Breakdown

Akin to the model it is replacing, the new model is expected to have an available seven-passenger seating capacity, a powerful supercharged V8, a composed ride quality, plenty of creature comforts, and a decent off-road capability. The result is an all-rounded vehicle that manages to balance form and function with versatility.

Well Balanced Vehicle

Not many vehicles in its class can boast about the strengths the Range Rover Sport offers without making some huge concessions. That would normally cancel off with the strengths. With the Range Rover Sport, everything seems to be perfectly intertwined to work in a synergy. Here’s a vehicle that can traverse any terrain including muddy, rutted trails. Again, there’s the powerful, more extreme Range Rover Sport SVR model that uses the same engine as Jaguar’s own F-Type SVR.

Jaguar’s Base Engine

If the rumors are true, the stuffing the engine into Land Rover’s SVR will lead to a power output of 550 horsepower and 502 lbs. ft. of torque. That’s a detuned version of Jaguar’s SVR which generates a whopping 567 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque. With that power in its veins, the new 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR will be able to run from 0-60 mph in just under 4.0 seconds according to some reports. Pairing of the mill will be done with the ZF eight-speed automatic and a 4WD system. Rivals for the Sport SVR will include the BMW X5 M, and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S model.

Small Updates On The Exterior?

Spy photos going round reveal that the new model will come with subtle changes on its exterior cues, with the “significant” ones being on the headlight, grille, and bumper designs. Changes around back are almost negligible, at least judging from the test mule. The interior changes are hard to notice considering the amount of camouflage that makes even the exterior unnoticeable to the untrained eye. We however, don’t expect much changes to be done on the interior this time round.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport front angle, headlights and grille

Main Rivals

Well, the Range Rover Sport isn’t the only vehicle in this profitable segment. Others that rival its very establishment include the Porsche Cayenne – for buyers who’d rather have a range of options and broad selection of engines to choose from, the BMW X5 – for folks who fancy on-track driving than off-roading, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Class – for excellent fuel savings thanks to an available diesel engine option.

Too Early For The Release Date Or A Price?

It is too early to speculate about both its price and release date, however, rumors in some industry quarters allege the new model’s lack of significant changes won’t stretch the existing price tag much. The 2017 Range Rover Sport price starts from $73,500. Its release date should be expected sometime in the fall of 2017.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Exterior

As already mentioned previously, the new model isn’t expected to feature many exterior changes over the previous model’s design. Minor mechanical modifications are expected however including marginally bigger air intakes, a new front bumper, and small visual changes.
The Range Rover SVR exterior too doesn’t seem drastic, or at least from what is visible to us. Both the lower fascia and the front grille appear similar to that of the existing model. The same storyline continues around back.

Subtle Interior Changes?

When it comes to the interior, you can expect some several aesthetic upgrades over the previous model. some of the standard accessories you should expect include front and rear parking sensors, an eight-speaker sound system, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, 14-way power front seats, ambient interior lighting, and a navigation system. More will be offered on its release date.

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport interior, leather front and back seats

Available Trims

As of this writing, there are six trims available: Supercharged Dynamic, 3.0L Supercharged SE, 3.0l V6 Supercharged HSE, 5.0L V8 Supercharged, Autobiography, and 5.0L V8 Supercharged SVR. The numbers connote the engine’s displacement. The HST Limited Edition review is offered separately.

Engine Specs

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport engine

Several engines are available: a gasoline 3.0L V6 engine good for 340 hp and 332 pounds-feet of torque; a turbo-diesel 3.0L engine good for 254 horsepower ad 440 lbs. ft. of torque, a 5.0L V8 able to churn out 510 hp and 461 pounds-feet of torque; and a 567-horsepower – generating SVR trim model.


The government is yet to compile the government crash testing reports for the new model, even so, we expect a perfect score of five out of five stars for overall frontal ad total-side impact safety protection if the existing model is anything to go by.

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Top Secret – New 2017 Kia Optima Review

The new 2017 Kia Optima is set to undergo several refreshments for the new model year, even after last year’s redesign that brought about features such as a new exterior and interior design layout, a myriad of technologies, and some performance tweaks. Prototypes of what appears to be the new Kia Optima have been spotted undergoing testing in Europe, and even with the heavy camouflage, it is quite apparent that the new Optima is set to get several upgrades.

In the meantime, Kia has already unveiled both the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-In Hybrid, with both their release dates and price estimates now public. Continue reading to know the details.

2017 Kia Optima side view, silver color, alloy wheels

The Road That Brought KIA So Far

Granted, the midsize sedan segment is home to tons of sedans so re-known that they need no introduction. Fusion. Camry. Accord. The list is endless especially when you factor the least known brands. KIA has recently become a serious contender in this competitive market despite being in the scene for over fifteen years. Just like the model it replaces, the 2017 model aims to further elevate the brand’s nameplate a notch higher.

The model is an excellent choice for buyers looking for a fresh alternative to an otherwise staid segment and represents Kia’s brand’s maturation through obsessive attention and continuous refinement to details. It is expected to continue being KIA’s top-selling vehicle.

Better Or Worse?

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid was unveiled during the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. It enjoys the same design – inside and out – as the all-new 4th generation, gas-powered Optima Sedan. Relative to the outgoing model, the new model aims to up the ante by offering a premium driving experience, better fuel economy (10% improvement), and modern styling.

Slightly Better Economy?

The Kia Optima Hybrid 2017 gets a new powertrain that targets a 10% increase in fuel economy. According to Kia, a new compact and efficient 2.0L GDI four-cylinder comes coupled with a 38kW electric motor to generate a combined output of around 193 horsepower @6,000 rpm.

Another release from Kia for 2017 is the Optima Plug-In Hybrid, also unveiled during the Chicago Auto Show 2016. New features and technologies are now available for the Kia Optima PHEV, including a more robust, smarter infotainment system, a more powerful hybrid engine, greater interior refinement, and new exterior design enhancements.

The midsize sedan segment is not that rich when it comes to the competition. The 2017 Honda Accord features powertrain excellence, a bold new styling, and thorough refreshments. The 2017 Mazda 6, although lacking a powerful engine, is fun to drive and stylish. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata and the 2016 Toyota Camry are other solid choices shoppers should also check out.

Do We Know The Release Date And Price For The New 2017 KIA Optima?

The release date has been set for early 2017, at least to latest info reaching our news desk. As for the price, here’re the figures: Kia Optima Sedan – $23,000, Kia Optima Hybrid – $27,000, and the Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid – $35,000. The pricing info is just a speculation, as Kia is yet to make the exact details known.

2017 Kia Optima Exterior Details Are Blurred Until The Release

Judging from the images and spy photos we have of the KIA Optima Sedan, we think it’d be wise to say the new model has made a confident leap forward in terms of freshness and modern designs. The exterior design is a testament to how far Kia has come as a brand, and how far it aims to go.
The Kia Optima’s exterior is boldly designed to be sporty and functional with exterior dimensions that remain unaltered over the existing model. But because of the heavy camouflage, much of the exterior will remain a mystery until KIA decides to unmask the prototype, probably sometime closer to its release date.

2017 KIA Optima Interior Also Known As A Mistery

2017 Kia Optima interior, leather front seats

The interior of the sedan, too, remain a mystery. The new Optima Hybrid, however, delivers a host of convenience features and comprehensive driver-assistance systems. Its cabin is more comfortable and larger than before. Doors and dash feature real stitching, while soft-touch materials are available for the model-specific instrument panel gauges.

Available Trims Are Unchanged

The sedan is available in four trims just like before – Optima EX, SX, SXL, and LX. The Optima Plug-In Hybrid is only available in EX trim model, while the Optima Hybrid is available in LX and EX rims.

Engine Specs?

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid engine

Much of what the sedan comes with under the hood is still a mystery. However, we expect the powerful turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that powered the Optima SX and SXL to return.


KIA has already confirmed the available safety technologies for the Optima Hybrid. They include a Blind Spot Monitor, Front Collision Monitor, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Advanced Smart Cruise Control. Crash impact safety assessment is ongoing – details will be offered later.

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2017 Kia Optima auto show, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Kia Optima safety

2017 Kia Optima exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Kia Optima exterior, blue color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Kia Optima exterior, rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Kia Optima hybrid auto show, front view, grille and badges

2017 Kia Optima trunk, cargo space

2017 Kia Optima interior, leather back seats

2017 Kia Optima engine view

2017 Kia Optima interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

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