New KIA Optima: the ultimately the newest motor from the Sonata

New KIA Optima: the ultimately the newest motor from the Sonata


At home the stamps have opened taking pre-orders on the Optima a new generation. In Korea the model is the index of the K5, there’s a car available with four settings to choose from.

A week ago, KIA has released a couple of videotizer K5/Optima last generation, which was accompanied by a date – 12 Dec. We hypothesized that this day will be the presentation of the model. But the first show held in Korea today. Moreover, the already announced local prices, the new product available to order. Well, next month, apparently, to start “live” sales of the Optima.

The model is radically changed in appearance, in the KIA it is called “sedan-style ultimately the newest” that is justified, because the Optima is now badly wrecked, the roof and short trunk. “Cityradio” also received an aggressive front bumper and a more raised bonnet, led headlamps with the “stroke” of the daytime running lights as if integrated into the grille and taillights done in a single line with a “dotted line”.

Represented the new head of KIA design, Karim Habib, who previously worked at Infiniti. Hand to model it to make did not, after all, to the Koreans Habib moved in September.

In KIA said the sedan moved to the new platform. Length increased by 50 mm and 4905 mm, the wheelbase increased by 45 mm to 2850 mm. Width has not changed (1860 mm), height is reduced by 20 mm and now stands at 1445 mm. For the model there are 16-, 17-, 18 – or 19-inch wheels. The boot capacity is still not explained (the previous Optima, it is equal to 510 litres).


In the cabin – new front panel, center tunnel and steering wheel, promised improved sound insulation (windscreen and front glass – double layer). The sedan has lost the traditional gear lever: the gear shift meets the washer, which in fact turned out to be bigger than in previously published designs. Have multimedia system now the big touchscreen, it is almost adjacent to the “clean-up”. Expensive versions, of course, is based on the digital dashboard, it can change the brightness depending on the weather.

Multimedia – with voice control, with voice you can set the “climate”, to include heated seats or a null. The Optima has a built-in DVR, and unlock the car and start the motor, you can use the smartphone with Android and NFC. Phone will also be able to Park the sedan into a narrow spot. Finally, in the Arsenal of the “chetyrehdverki” includes nine airbags, automatic emergency braking, keeping in the lane, monitoring the blind spot and collision prevention, adaptive cruise control.

As expected, the engines of the Korean sedan K5 inherited from the related “eighth” Hyundai Sonata, they are from a new family of Smartstream. Homeland KIA model will be offered with petrol “aspirated” 2.0 (160 HP) with distributed injection with two injectors per cylinder and “turboservice” 1.6 T-GDI (180 HP). The first engine combined with a six-speed “automatic”, second – 8АКП. Also K5/Optima, you can buy with gas 146-horsepower engine 2.0 LPI (completed 6АКП) and in the form of a hybrid. Like a similar version of the Sonata hybrid sedan is equipped with KIA’s 2.0 atmospheric engine and the electric motor integrated into the six-step “automatic”, and on the roof this Optima is equipped with solar battery. Cumulative effects – 195 HP

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“Cityradio” with basic engine costs 23 510 000 won ($20 000), turbulence will cost at least 24 300 000 won ($20 600), the price of a hybrid – from 27 490 000 won ($23 400). And is intended mainly for corporate parks gas version costs 20 900 000 won ($17 700).

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