What’s Coming for Kia Motors
Kia Motors is currently doing really well in the auto industry. Winning awards and becoming the safest automotive brand in America , a new electric vehicle on the horizon a.k.a. the Kia Niro EV , and new isolated sound zone technology , there’s a lot of great things coming up for the automaker. With the new model year closing in and new models being added to the lineup, take a look at what’s coming up for Kia Motors in 2019.
The Kia Rio hatchback and sedan were redesigned for 2018, so we won’t see a huge difference until 2021.
The Kia Soul will get some enhancements in 2019. These include a standard 5-inch touch screen, rear camera display and voice recognition on the base model. In 2020, a pending redesign is already in the works, and we may even see a Kia Soul hybrid to complement the Soul EV (not available in the U.S.)
The 2018 Kia Stinger has some serious style, and this has brushed off onto several other vehicles, like the new Kia Forte. Making its way into its third generation, the Kia Forte has a refined powertrain, with new looks to the hood and tiger-nose grille. We may see this soon before the next model year.
For 2019, the Optima also got a refreshed look with new design cues and technology from the Stinger. These advancements include Stinger-inspired LED daytime running lights and an expanded advanced driver- assistance system. It will be due for a redesign in 2020 or 2021. No word on redesigns for the Kia Optima Hybrid or Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid .
The second generation of the full-size is two years old and now comes with the option of a V6 Luxury package that adds a panoramic sunroof and interior LED lighting. A new design is slated for 2020.
A sporty sedan and the finalist for the 2018 North American Car of the Year award, the Kia Stinger has been an inspiration for the future of the Kia Motors lineup. We’ll see an all-new Stinger in 2020 or 2021.
Only in its second generation, the K900 will pop up before the next model year. Redesigned, and a little longer and wider, the powertrain matches the style with a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6, the same one found in the Stinger.
Redesigned in 2017, the Sportage won’t have much difference until 2022 where it may get another redesign and a hybrid variant.
Getting a bit of a refresh for 2019, the cabin is a little upscale, new technology has been introduced, new safety features have been added, and the powertrain is made up of a 3.3-liter V6 paired to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. In late 2019, the Sorento could see a diesel option, although that fuel source is quickly becoming obsolete. A redesign with a hydrogen fuel cell is scheduled for the 2021 model year.
Available in two versions (hybrid, plug-in hybrid ), and soon as an electric vehicle, the Kia Niro EV is set to join the lineup in 2019. The hybrid will get a little refresh in 2020, along with the plug-in. The Niro EV will wait a few years before getting any new looks, already much different from its siblings.
Also refreshed for 2019, the Sedona has new front and rear fascias, giving the minivan a similar design as the rest of the new look for the lineup. Another redesign will take place in 2021.
Quickly moving into the future, the Kia Telluride is a hybrid SUV that will soon join the Kia Motors lineup. It is set to be the most futuristic car of the brand, maybe the industry. We’ll know more when it joins the lineup in late 2019, early 2020.
Things are looking good for Kia Motors. You can find these new Kia Models and more at Miami Lakes Automall.