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What's New 2015
What's New 2014

Cadenza

  • Technology Package available on Premium trim
  • Panoramic sunroof available as standalone option on Premium trim
  • New grille design and fender garnish on Limited trim
  • Standard Flex Steer, Surround View Monitor on Limited trim
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert included in Technology Package; standard on Limited trim
  • Interior enhancements including: LED room/map lamps, chrome trim finishes, wood grain with metal accents and new analogue dash clock design
  • Standard eight-way power front passenger seat
  • Rear armrest with cup holders and USB charging

Forte

LX and EX

  • Fuel economy improvements

LX

  • 16-inch alloy Wheels removed from LX Popular Package
  • 16-inch alloy and UVO package:   includes 16-inch alloy wheels and UVO eServices with Rear-Camera Display

EX

  • UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display removed from EX Standard Condition
  • 17-inch alloy and UVO package includes:  17-inch alloy wheels and UVO eServices with Rear-Camera Display

 


Forte Koup

EX

  • UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display removed from EX Standard Condition
  • Optional EX UVO Package includes UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display

Forte5

EX

  • UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display removed from EX Standard Condition
  • Optional EX UVO Package includes UVO eServices Telematics with Rear-Camera Display

Rio

EX

  • Removal of exterior color offering in Silverstone Beige

Sportage

LX

  • LX Popular Package split into UVO Package and LX Popular Package

SX

  • 18-inch wheel inserts painted black in lieu of grey
  • Smart key and push button start standard
  • Power folding outside mirrors standard
  • Navigation standard

Optima

LX, EX, SX, SX Turbo, SX-Limited

  • Acoustic laminated windshield (optional on LX, standard on other trims)
  • Repositioned cruise control buttons

EX, SX, SX Turbo, SX-Limited

  • Next-generation UVO eServices with four new features: Geo Fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert and Driving Score

SX-Limited

  • Brushed silver steering wheel bezels
  • White contrasting stitching on D-shaped leather-wrapped steering wheel

LX, EX

  • New Smokey Blue metallic paint
  • New Sparkling Silver replaces Bright Silver
  • New Platinum Graphite replaces Metal Bronze

LX

  • Available black interior/black cloth 

Rio 5-door

EX

  • Removal of exterior color offering in Silverstone Beige

Soul

Base

  • UVO eServices Package
    • UVO eServices
    • Rear-camera display
    • Auto on/off headlights
    • Fog lights

Plus

  • No changes for 2015

Exclaim

  • Cloud White exterior color
  • Umber Color Package (available with Fathom Blue and Cloud White only)
    • Premium Nappa leather seating surfaces
    • Nappa leather armrest accents
    • Gloss Black wheel inserts

Sportage

  • 2.4L GDI engine replaces 2.4L MPI engine (182 horsepower versus 176 horsepower)
  • New grille designs
  • New wheel designs
  • Added HID headlights
  • Added LED rear taillights
  • Improved NVH and standard high performance dampers
  • Added Infinity® premium audio
  • Added rear ventilation
  • Passenger seat now features ventilation
  • UVO eServices
  • New Navigation system compatible with UVO eServices
  • Added 4.2” TFT LCD screen

Cadenza

  • All-new for 2014

Forte Koup

  • All-new for 2014

Forte5

  • All-new for 2014

Optima

  • Redesigned front and rear fascias
  • Redesigned LED positioning lamps
  • New alloy wheel design
  • Redesigned instrument cluster with larger 4.2-inch TFT LCD screen
  • Interior enhancements including: brushed metal, black high gloss and chrome finishes
  • Navigation system with 8-inch touch screen, telematics and HD radio
  • Kia’s second-generation UVO with eServices
  • Blind Spot Detection System and rear parking sensors
  • Keyless entry and smart key
  • Redesigned D-shaped leather wrapped steering wheel

Sedona

  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Redesigned LED positioning lamps and fog lamps
  • New 17-inch wheel design
  • New tiger-nose grille
  • Redesigned first row center tray
  • Full leather interior (previously split leather)
  • Chrome accents added to HVAC controls
  • Wood insert steering wheel (EX trim)

Sorento

    • 3.3-liter GDI V-6 engine
    • Electronic Motor Driven Power Steering with FlexSteer
    • Redesigned front and rear fascia
    • Illuminated LED positioning lamps
    • Programmable power liftgate
    • Blind Spot Detection System
    • 19-inch wheels offered on SX trim
    • Redesigned instrument panel with 7-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster
    • Integrated second row sliding sunshade
    • Dual ventilated air cooled seats – driver and passenger
    • 2nd row seat warmer
    • Redesigned panoramic roof with one piece power operated sunshade

Soul

  • All-new for 2014