The Kia Optima is an elegant and athletic vehicle, featuring bold styling and extensive visual consideration from Kia's designers for a truly eye-catching car. There are four trim levels available in the Optima range: the standard-level Optima 2, Kia Optima 3, and the top-of-the-range Kia Optima GT-Line-S. Kia Optima is also available in its Sportswagon and Hybrid versions.
Elegant and confident, the Optima is both distinctive and unique. The long bonnet will cause those who witness the car to take notice of its stylish profile; it also helps to contribute towards the aerodynamic nature of the vehicle. Highlights of the Optima's exterior include the chrome accents and the steep window beltline, which allows a higher level of road visibility for the driver. Both wider and longer than other vehicles available from Kia, the Optima has a confident road presence that will, in turn, give confidence to the driver.
Inside, the driver-focused interior is crafted from high quality materials, with an impressive level of technological features included as standard. These include the 3.5-inch colour TFT LCD central screen, which communicates drive information as well as the multimedia and navigational systems. Air conditioning is included, and audio entertainment comes through the RDS radio and CD player, which features additional MP3 disc compatibility.
Motorists will find a 1.7-litre 134bhp engine underneath the bonnet, giving the choice between six-speed manual and 7-speed automatic transmission. This gives the Optima a top speed of 125mph, and the ability of reaching 0-60mph in just 9.9 seconds. It has a combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg, and CO2 emissions of 110g/km.
Kia has installed six airbags inside the Optima protecting the driver and front passenger, as well as the rear passengers through the use of curtain airbags. Onboard safety systems include Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), as well as the Parallel Park Assist System.