Showing posts in the category of Kia Optima

It Was All for Show; Kia Optima Wagon Not Going into Production


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So while the image of the Kia Sportspace concept oozes European influence and presents itself in a body style much loved by Old Continent buyers, they don’t plan on making it as the Optima wagon.

The 2016 Kia Optima Is An Old Friend Covered In Chrome


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The biggest thing you'll notice about the 2016 Kia Optima is how much it reminds you of the 2015 Optima. There's a nip or tuck or curve, but it's largely the same look – only not as nice. This is a familiar story and I'm worried how it's going to end.

Could The 2016 KIA Optima Still Be Missing Something?


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Yes, the all-new Optima is a really good looking car, there's no arguing against that. But what about when compared to the previous model?

NY Spotlight Shines on All-New KIA Optima As It Breaks Cover


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If the 2016 Optima was on your near-future wish list, then get ready to fall for what could arguably end up being the best looking car in its segment.

Meet Kia's All-New 2016 Optima Sedan


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Kia just shared the first real picture of its new generation 2016 Optima sedan prior to its world debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show on April.

All-New 2016 Kia Optima Looks Awesome…In Official Teaser Sketches


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These sketches are our first teaser glimpse at the production version of Kia's new generation Optima sedan, due for a world premiere at the New York Auto Show on April 1.

New 2015 KIA Optima Spot Turns Blake Griffin Into a Fighter Pilot


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We tend to poke fun but KIA generally makes pretty good car commercials. They're fun, they look good and they feature some of the biggest names in basketball such as LeBron James or Clippers forward Blake Griffin.

Kia to Debut D-Segment Concept Car in Geneva, May Preview Next-Gen Optima


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Just ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3, Kia is teasing a new D-segment concept car which most likely previews the next-generation Optima sedan.

Details on Next Kia Optima Begin to Emerge


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We’ve heard reports that the next generation of Kia’s Optima (also badged K5 in some markets) will adopt an  evolutionary approach. It will look like it’s related to the current model, but it will be sharper, more modern and of higher quality – it will also sport a plug-in hybrid variant for the first time.

Check Out Kia's Colorful 2014 SEMA Show Lineup


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Kia has released new photos and details of its four SEMA Show concepts based on the Sedona, Soul EV, and K900 production models.

Reflecting the theme “A Day at the Races,” Kia’s tuning concepts celebrate Kia’s 2014 Pirelli World Challenge Manufacturers Championship.

Kia's Optima T-Hybrid Bolts an Electrical Supercharger on Turbo Diesel Engine


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Korea's Kia is showcasing a new diesel-electric powertrain on the Optima T-Hybrid Concept at the 2014 Paris Auto Show.

Kia Coming to Paris with Diesel-Electric Optima T-Hybrid Concept


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You should keep an eye out for the Kia Optima T-Hybrid. It’s set to make its debut this week at the Paris motor show, and feature several interesting pieces of tech which will ultimately translate into a desirably green road car.

Scoop: New 2016 Kia Optima Sedan is on its Way


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You're looking at the next iteration of Kia's Optima mid-size sedan, also known as the K5 in Korea, which we scooped in Germany undergoing development tests.

2015 Kia Optima Gets More Technology, Subtle Interior Updates


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Following last year’s refresh, the Kia Optima gets upgraded technology and subtle interior updates for the 2015 model year in the United States. The mid-size sedan gets the next-generation of Kia’s UVO eServices and a number of interior refinements meant, “To improve ergonomics and offer a more premium experience.”

Kia Refreshes 2014 Optima Hybrid Sedan [w/Videos]


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You may recall that about a year ago, at the 2013 New York Auto Show, Kia released the subtly facelifted Optima sedan, and that while the Hybrid version of the series obtained an updated powertrain with less power (199hp instead of 206hp) but improved torque (from 195 to 235 lb-ft) and fuel economy, it forwent the cosmetic tweaks.

Kia Driver Flips Over Optima In…Slow Motion


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Whoever said that you could seriously damage your vehicle and place yourself in danger only when speeding, apparently didn't take into consideration what we like to call the "1 in a million" factor.

Pink Feathered Kia Driver Falls Asleep, Takes Another Car Down Into a Crazy Rollover


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Pink feather like decorative accents on door handles might make some of us take notice for humorous purposes, but they won't make other drivers more aware of you when you fall asleep behind the wheel.

EU-Spec Kia Optima Facelift Makes Frankfurt Debut, On Sale in Early 2014


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The current shape Kia Optima has really won a following all of its own in the US, where its good looks, and powerful turbocharged petrol engines make it a firm favorite – the fact that they sell it as a hybrid helps too.

New Kia Soul and Facelifted Optima to Make Euro Debut in Frankfurt


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Joining Kia's display of a new concept model for a small crossover to compete against the Nissan Juke at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, will be the European premieres of the all-new, second generation Soul and the refreshed Optima sedan.

Spied: Is Kia Readying a Makeover for 2015 Optima or Is This The EU-Spec Update?


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Our spy photographers emailed us these pictures of a camouflaged Kia Optima sedan with and without plastic black wraps on the front and rear ends, with the note that it's the upcoming facelift model.

While this holds true, were not entirely sure yet if it's a global redesign or the European-specification version of the lightly updated 2014 model displayed at the New York Auto Show in March (see our comprehensive report here).