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Kia Offers New Range-Topping Optima SXL Trim to US Market

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2016 Kia Optima SXL Driving

Kia is offering more luxury than ever before in the 2016 Optima SXL trim level

If you want a luxury vehicle, it’s likely the first brand you think of isn’t Kia—until now. The Korean carmaker recently introduced the SXL trim level for its 2016 Optima model that is sure to knock your socks off with sophistication.

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While the SXL grade was offered last year, it now has even more top-notch features than before. Standard Bi-Xenon HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lamps and High Beam Assist, along with LED halo-style taillights—are similar to the Kia Cadenza’s styling, and gives the SXL trim a unique style. New 18-inch alloy wheels are also exclusive to the SXL grade.

Gallery: 2016 Optima SXL

Inside, Nappa leather trim, as well as heated and ventilated, power-adjustable front seats are the cherry on top of the SXL trim’s deliciously appealing sundae. The Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic 6 Premium Surround Sound Audio System uses 10 speakers to offer the best in audio, while a variety of advanced technologies keep both drivers and passengers safe out on the road. This technology includes a 360-degree Surround-View Monitor, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and much more.

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The SXL still uses a 2.0-liter GDI turbo engine for power, delivering 245 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, making the 2016 Kia Optima SXL one well-rounded vehicle.