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Video: Blake Griffin slam-dunks over a Kia Optima

It’s not every day that you see someone jump over a Kia Optima to make a slam-dunk. LA Clippers basketball player Blake Griffin did just that during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest over the weekend. Kia Motors has wasted no time either, already turning the dunk into an advertising campaign for the midsized sedan...

Video: Kia Optima 'One Epic Ride' Super Bowl commercial

With the American Super Bowl kick off just around the corner, companies and brands are putting their best foot forward in the direction of advertising to come up with cracker ads. Take a look at one of the latest commercials starring the new Kia Optima. Some of the best ads will be presented during the annual event, and with 30-second slots costing up to $3 million, these brands want to create something special to stand out from the rest...

Kia Optima and Kia Sportage win iF Design Awards

And so they should. The new Kia Optima in particular is a great looking car. It was designed by Peter Schreyer - a former design chief from Volkswagen and Audi (the guy behind the first Audi TT concept) - and it looks as good and as modern as any other medium sedan out there. The new Kia Sportage is also a sophisticated yet crisp design, featuring much of the same design language as the Optima...

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid at Los Angeles Auto Show

The all-new 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid sedan has been unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show ahead of its US launch early next year. Kia Motors Australia is launching the standard, non-hybrid Optima in January 2011, and chief operating officer Tony Barlow said the marque is keeping a close eye on the Hybrid model...

Kia Optima at 2010 AIMS

It wasn't long before Kia's new design language made its way into the brand's medium car, the Kia Optima. Replacing the Magentis nameplate, the new Optima will go on sale locally January next year but you can get your first glimpse of it at this year's 2010 Sydney Motorshow. For a rather long time Korean cars were not seen as pretty, stylish or in some cases, even easy on the eye...

Kia Optima Coupe, Optima Wagon under consideration

UK-based site Autocar has recently reported that Kia is considering building a two-door Optima coupe and five-door Optima wagon to join its recently launched mid-size, four-door Optima sedan. According to the report, Kia design director, Peter Schreyer is enthusiastic about the notion of the two future variants...

2011 Kia Optima coming to Australia

Update: Kia Optima Review The all-new Kia Optima has just been unveiled at the New York International Auto Show and we can confirm that it's headed to Australia to replace the Magentis towards the end of this year. Jan 22nd 2011 Update - KIA Australia has announced prices at $36,990 for the Optima Platinum as the only variant in the range...