Kia Optima Named “Most Gorgeous Car Under $20K” By Esquire Magazine

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Kia Optima Named “Most Gorgeous Car Under $20K” By Esquire Magazine
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Not too long ago, a beauty contest in the sub-$20k segment would seem like a competition for the most attractive bar of soap. But now, Kia‘s current line-up will make you look twice. Men’s lifestyle and fashion magazine Esquire has announced the Kia Optima as the “Most Gorgeous Car Under $20K.” Editors were especially impressed… Continue Reading...

New York 2010: 2011 Kia Optima Unveiled With Powerful, Efficient 4-Cyl and 4-Cyl Turbo Engines

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New York 2010: 2011 Kia Optima Unveiled With Powerful, Efficient 4-Cyl and 4-Cyl Turbo Engines
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Kia unveiled its shocking new 2011 Optima sedan at the New York Auto Show today with two impressive new engines, also offered in the Optima’s cousin, the Hyundai Sonata. The entry-level engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder featuring gasoline direct-injection (GDI) – the first use of GDI in a Kia. Output for the new 4-cylinder is… Continue Reading...

2011 Kia Optima Interior Teased With New Sketch

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2011 Kia Optima Interior Teased With New Sketch
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Kia has just released a sketch showing the interior of the upcoming 2011 Optima [Magentis] mid-size sedan, ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show next week. The sketch shows an overall sporty design with well-bolstered seats and a driver-oriented cockpit. Highlights include a three-spoke steering wheel, stitched leather seats and navigation system… Continue Reading...

Spied: 2011 Kia Optima On the Streets in Korea

Spied: 2011 Kia Optima On the Streets in Korea
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Kia has already released two images of its 2011 Optima [Magentis] family sedan before its world premiere at the New York Auto Show later this month, but thanks to an amateur spy photographer in Korea we now have a few extra shots. These new angles confirm the Optima’s handsome good looks, especially as the car… Continue Reading...

2011 Kia Optima Revealed Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

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2011 Kia Optima Revealed Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut
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Kia has just released a selection of photos of the all-new 2011 Optima (known as the Magentis in some markets), ahead of the car’s world premiere at the New York Auto Show. Simply put, it’s stunning, looking like a more premium German model with a touch of Ford Taurus muscle. This new model is longer,… Continue Reading...

New York Preview: 2011 Kia Optima (Magentis) Teased

New York Preview: 2011 Kia Optima (Magentis) Teased
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Kia has just released a single teaser image of the aggressively-styled 2011 Kia Optima (sold as the Magentis in some markets), which will debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Based on the same platform as the Sonata, this Optima is also likely to get coupe-like styling and feature Kia’s bold grille (as shown… Continue Reading...