good nose

Frankfurt / Main, February 10, 2015

With a large study in the luggage Kia traveling to this year's Geneva Motor Show ( March 5 to 15 2015). More specifically, a vehicle of the so-called D - segment ?? there is the broad field of the middle class from VW Passat 3 Series to the BMW. There Kia is new to the market with the Optima. He is on the market, so in view of the short product cycles of Koreans Soon enough a successor since 2010.

Rapid change

Five years may be short-lived from a European perspective, but the Optima is available on the US market, where a new model is quickly considered old. The parent company Hyundai has this problem sent circumnavigated: There is a private Sonata for the US, while Europe was developed specifically for i40.

Series premiere at the IAA

But back to the upcoming Kia Optima whose name does not coincide with views of the Geneva study ( yet). The marketing raves about a " spacious and versatile vehicle for people with an active lifestyle ." Anyway: It can be seen that the brand-typical " tiger nose " is further developed. In direct comparison to the current Optima apparently some style elements are retained, such as the indicated air opening in the fender. Kia 's chief designer Peter Schreyer appears to stem from evolution rather than revolution. Further details will be shown in Geneva, the production model is likely to be on the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2015 . (rh)