KIA Optima 2016, the Korean language becomes more european

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The new KIA Optima comes better equipped than ever

This is the new KIA Optima. It seems that to the naked eye not much has changed, but I assure you that the koreans have worked hard on the sedan making it a good choice to take into account among its direct rivals: Opel Insignia and Ford Mondeo among others.

More european than ever

KIA has opted for a design of a continuation of the that have been perfected in the new model. The feature main grille “Tiger nose” is still present, but adorned with optical wider, elongated and surround with LED lighting integrated daytime serial. A little lower down we find the fog lights in LED technology from three points.

profile remains a vehicle sporting whose fall from the ceiling does not prevent that the rear seats have good habitability, but of them we will talk later. From this angle highlights the new organization of the glazed surface with the third window integrated in the C-pillar in place of the rear door.

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The design of the sedan Korean becomes German

In behind you will find headlamps more elongated and sporting LED technology that wrap around the rear corners of the vehicle. The end of your body is topped with a small rear spoiler, bumper and large exhaust outlets oval. Its body is available in seven different colours and with wheels of between 16 and 18 inches.

Browser of series in all the range

As mentioned above, the berlin half-Korean, it seems that not much has changed but what is certain is that has gained in all its dimensions. With respect to the previous model is longer (+10mm), wider (+25mm), high (+10mm) and has a distance between upper shaft (+10mm). In addition to its aerodynamics improved to reduce its coefficient of Cd in 0,27 and the stiffness of his frame increased in a 50% by a larger proportion of Steel Reinforced High Voltage.

In its interior, the luxury and comfort take on a greater role in an environment where you will find higher quality materials and extra space for their occupants. The dashboard is oriented towards the driver and the noise and vibration levels have been reduced considerably. Its standard equipment is so complete that all versions come equipped with satellite navigation.

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comfort and luxury will find in the new KIA Optima

Thanks to the increase of the battle, and the redesign of the seats, the seats later have 25 mm more of space to the knees. In general, both the seats front and rear feature greater freedom for the shoulders and height to the head. On the other hand, it becomes more practical to slightly increase the volume of the trunk up to the 510 litres with surfaces optimized.

In terms of safety, the KIA Optima 2016 has achieved the treasured five-star Euro NCAP. Of series features seven airbags, ABS+EBD+BAS, ESC, the system SVM Management System (stability), hill-start, enabling automatic lights, emergency braking, emergency and the system of control of tires.

Up to the time the vehicle will only count with the new engine diesel 1.7 CRDI 141 CV, more powerful than the current of 136 HP combined with a change manual of six speeds or the transmission automatic double clutch DCT KIA’s seven relations. Later we will be able to choose in Europe for a sports version called the GT, with motor 2.0 Turbo GDI 245 HP and 350 Nm of torque, and a version hybrid plug-in high-performance. In addition to the body family Wagon will join the range at the end of 2016.

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The navigator GPS is standard across the range