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 |  Jul 15 2013, 6:01 PM

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The 2014 Kia Optima got a minor refresh with the addition of new LEDs and standard technology, but the Korean automaker is working on a facelift for its sedan model that will make its debut in the near future.

The prototype of the facelifted Kia Optima was spied by AutoGuide’s photographers as it got ready for some serious testing at the Nürburgring. In the spy photos, the prototype sports a full roll cage and Recaro seats on the inside, undoubtedly making it safe for track testing.

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Based on what we can see in the spy photos, the Optima will have its LED daytime running lights moved to the top of the headlights, rather than in the bumper in the current model. A new front bumper and grille is also expected with the facelift along with minor changes to the rear end.

GALLERY: Kia Optima Spy Photos

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  • Todd Broeker

    Why are they covering it up when we’ve already seen tons of photos of the face-lifted Optima? Who cares about these photos when I can see the uncovered car and all the model versions? Weird…

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  • Todd Broeker

    Why are they covering it up when we’ve already seen tons of photos of the face-lifted Optima? Who cares about these photos when I can see the uncovered car and all the model versions? Weird…

  • Waynerm002

    The cover up is most likely to disguise a different model they are working on. Probably a performance version that will look a bit different. On the other hand maybe it is a European version that will look a bit different than what has already been seen and photographed.

  • optima 126

    I still prefer the DRL below the bumper as it gives the car a low and sporty look. The K3 has the DRL above the headlamp and makes the car look tall and not sporty.

  • Micalos Arnold

    do you have a link to a 2015 Optima photo? I can’t seem to find any pics on the web of a 2015 optima.