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2016 Kia Optima revealed in first official image

The 2016 Kia Optima has shown its face for the first time just days out from its official unveiling at next week’s 2015 New York auto show. The new-generation Optima represents a design evolution, building on the styling of the current model that kicked off Kia’s uprising in 2010...

2015 Kia Optima previewed ahead of Big Apple debut

The 2015 Kia Optima will premiere at the New York motor show on April 1, but to tide us over, the Korean brand has issued a pair of teaser renderings. These images, as well as the Sportspace wagon concept from the Geneva motor show earlier this month and spy shots we have previously run, show that new next-generation Optima will sport an evolutionary design that will retain the signature sharpness of the current model...

Production Kia Sportspace now on Australian agenda, will be 2016 Optima wagon

The production version of the stunning Kia Sportspace concept — aka a wagon version of the new-generation Optima —  will come to Australia by mid-2016, something that until recently appeared unlikely...

Kia Sportspace concept to premiere in Geneva, previews Optima wagon

This is the Kia Sportspace, a luxurious concept car that will preview a new Optima wagon when it makes its public premiere at the Geneva motor show on March 3.  Announced last week but revealed in full today, the D-segment concept — parlance for a mid-sized car — is the 11th concept car created by Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt...

Kia Optima concept to be revealed at Geneva motor show

A new concept sedan that is set to form the basis for the next-generation Kia Optima will be uncovered at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. A teaser image of the new model has been released by the brand, with Kia stating the "new D-segment model" - which is the 11th concept car created by Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt, Germany - offers up "confident, powerful lines that sweep elegantly from Kia’s hallmark ‘tiger-nose’ grille towards the rear of the vehicle"...

2015 Kia Optima : Diesel hybrid, wagon variant and turbo models all likely

The next-generation 2015 Kia Optima – which is expected to debut in 2015 – will remain true to the current car in terms of its design, but is expected to bring with it a wealth of technical changes including a high-tech diesel hybrid drivetrain, a wagon body style and new turbo models for Australia...

Kia Optima T-Hybrid: diesel hybrid concept to debut in Paris

A new type of Kia Optima will be showcased at the 2014 Paris motor show, with the South Korean brand to unveil the new Kia Optima T-Hybrid "ahead of future mass production". The Optima T-Hybrid combines the existing 1.7-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine offered in the mid-size sedan in the European market with a 48-volt lead-carbon battery, electric motor and electric supercharger...

2015 Kia Optima : First look at updated medium sedan

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a prototype of the heavily updated Kia Optima testing on public roads in Germany. The shots show a silver prototype with black cladding across all major panels, suggesting Kia’s designers have made big changes to the 2015 Optima’s exterior...

Kia Optima Hybrid : facelifted mid-sizer no closer to Australian showrooms

The Kia Optima Hybrid appears no closer to being offered in Australian showrooms, despite an upgraded version making its international debut at the Chicago auto show. With peak outputs of 148kW and 319Nm from its 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, the Optima Hybrid claims combined cycle fuel consumption of 6...

2014 Kia Optima facelift brings more equipment, higher prices

Styling updates and specification enhancements will be accompanied by small price rises when the 2014 Kia Optima launches in Australia next week. The price of the entry-level Optima Si increases $300 to $30,990 before on-road costs, while the mid-spec SLi rises $1000 to $35,990 and the flagship Platinum $1200 to $40,490...

Kia Optima: mid-life facelift debuts

Three years after its launch, the current generation Kia Optima has been facelifted, introducing new convenience and safety technologies and a revised styling package. The 2014 Kia Optima is identified by a new front bumper, featuring sweeping black inserts and four-bezel LED fog lights on some models, and redesigned rear diffuser with new LED tail-lights...