Kia brings pepper in the middle class

Frankfurt, March 19, 2015

The fourth-generation midsize sedan Kia Optima ( 3 to 12 April 2015) made ‚Äč‚Äčtheir debut at the New York Auto Show. The new Optima uses the platform of the Hyundai i40 and directed against VW Passat and Ford Mondeo. Kia describes the new car as a " passionate manufactured, designed and obsessive ". Furthermore, it is the Optima " an accelerator for the tremendous global growth of the brand ."

As the sharp Sportspace study

The first official sketches show a very dynamic sedan, which borrows from the latest Kia models, but overall, therefore, is more sporty and aggressive. Many details as the narrower " tiger nose " grill, pulled far down the front or the rear with its large diffuser remember the vaunted study Sports Space, which was shown at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. In addition to the design review of Kia Optima is the new 've worked on the quality and feel of the interior. Again, the sports space could form with its freestanding infotainment screen and the digital instruments as a model.

Follow hybrid and combi

In Europe, the new Kia Optima will be powered by a revised version of the popular 1.7-liter diesel. In the current model provides the aggregate 136 hp and 325 Newton meters. Shortly after its launch in late 2015, complete the range of engines, a new diesel hybrid. At the Paris Motor Show 2014, the new drive in the Optima Hybrid - T has already been presented. Even the sports space equipped with the combination of 1.7 - liter turbo diesel engine and an electric motor. With a combined version of the Optima, which is expected based on the Space Sport concept is strong, beginning in 2016 is expected. (sw)