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    Some interesting news for 2016 Forte vs. Optima

    Hey guys, not too sure if anyone else has saw, but I went up on Kia to make a payment and saw they are introducing the new 2016 Forte's and Optimas. The Optima will come in 4 trims/packages. A LX base, a LX Turbo (1.6 L) an SX and SX Luxury both Turbo. Of course the previous Optima turbos made more power than the Koups and Sedans. The LX (1.6T) Turbo Optima will only make 173-hp and thats with a turbo. I love the face that our Koups will be faster out the door than an Optima Turbo lol. That outta stir the pot a little in the Kia community!

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    It has less power but it's getting the same numbers our manuals are getting . They put a 7 speed DCT transmission in it . From what I was told its a nice trans but sucks at holding power . So the lesser power motor just made a balance and good package . Those thinking it's cheaper and deciding to follow us forte and VT guys trying to make more power at less cost of platform will show if the new trans is worthy .
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    The Optima 1.6L has been detuned for fuel efficiency. I was curious if someone is going to get one and get it tuned.

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    Reminds me of that Jetta 1.4t turbo that gets 40 mpg but is way detuned
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    I haven't been following anything new by Kia, but I thought the new Optima was supposed to get a new 2.0T?

    Or has that changed a while ago and I just haven't been following haha...
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    I read somewhere on autoblog that by 2018ish 70% of cars being sold will have a small displacement motor with a turbo...... So this is probably showing truth in that article




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    The SX and SX Luxury Trim will get the 2.0T
    They're making a 1.6T LX Trim that will make less power than the Forte Turbo and of course the 2.0T Optima. I read into it a little more and they brought up big points about the girl economy and how it's gonna be detuned. Didn't catch that the first time around while reading. It'll still be near to see someone get the 1.6T Optima and see what they do with tuning and performance upgrades.
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    They still have the other motors 2.4 2.0t the hybrid electric/gas and the new 1.6t was added . The 2.0t was detuned to 245 though . So everyone's not really happy about that but the mpg went up .
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    Just means that the new optima we will be able to pass easier! LOL
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    Got that right!!! @Forte5 It'll be interesting to see a match up. I'd love to line up next to one for the sake of "science" jsut to see what happens haha
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