Kia Optima Loses its Top for 2015 SEMA Show

Kia Optima Loses its Top for 2015 SEMA Show

A custom Kia Optima with its top sliced off will make its debut at the 2015 SEMA Show.

Called the A1A Optima, this custom sedan draws inspiration from the iconic Florida A1A highway and soaks in the sunshine with a convertible design featuring room for four. The Korean automaker had reinforced steel tubes hidden within the body to retain a rigid structure with the top cut off while the windshield has also been shortened to fit the design. The back doors of the Optima are now on rear-mounted hinges, opening in an opposite direction than a standard Optima.

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Lowering the Kia Optima is a set of Ksport coilover suspension while 20-inch wheels round off each corner in a bright, chrome finish. Inside are soft butter-cream leather bucket seats while the rear has also received custom double buckets that have been separated by an extended armrest and custom center console. Under the hood is the factory 245-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that breathes a little bit easier with a high-performance exhaust.

Find out more about Kia’s customized rides at the 2015 SEMA Show when it kicks off next week. AutoGuide.com will be reporting live from Las Vegas with full coverage of the event.

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