The Kia Optima is a sleek, four-door saloon, and can now claim to be more stylish than ever. As this is the manufacturer’s flagship saloon, no expense has been spared on the car’s most recent facelift. Starting from £18,995, the Kia Optima is due to launch in 2016. It will directly target rivals with sharp, sophisticated looks and a range of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines.
Sculpted contours and a sweeping roofline give the new Optima a striking profile, culminating in an updated front end. Kia’s trademark ‘tiger nose’ grille has been given a chrome-edged makeover, with higher trims enhancing the assertive, undeniably self-confident stance with further chrome detailing and LED Xenon headlights.
The hybrid option will also include a special front grille that opens when the engine needs cooling, and the Optima’s soft curves help to reduce drag for optimal efficiency.
Three trim levels are available to choose from, and the entry-level Optima 1 arrives with 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights and Bluetooth® connectivity with advanced voice recognition software. The range-topping Optima 2 and 3 versions feature bigger 18-inch alloy wheels, along with a panoramic sunroof on the Optima 3 to aid visibility and bring more natural light and air inside.
An extended wheelbase makes for a roomier interior, revealing the full extent of the high-quality Kia craftsmanship on show. The soft-touch dashboard complements the leather seating, and a high ride height and wide windscreen make driving not only comfortable but easily enjoyable. Technological updates include the introduction of a seven-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, as well as a sophisticated reversing camera system.
The 1.7-litre CRDi diesel engine from the previous generation of the saloon has been reconfigured, delivering even greater efficiency. Indeed, the Optima 1 now returns as much as 57.6mpg combined and emits an economical 128g/km of CO2.
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