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Hybrid future planned for next-generation KIA Optima

New Optima will include Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid models Optima PHEV to combine high-capacity batteries with 2,0-litre GDI engine, offering more electric range than any other PHEV sedan Targeting 10% greater fuel economy for new Optima Hybrid KIA aims to improve average fuel efficiency by 25% over 2014 levels by 2020  

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday November 16, 2015

Next-generation KIA Optima primed for New York debut

Instantly recognizable yet thoroughly fresh, KIA will introduce the all-new 2016 Optima at the upcoming New York Auto Show on April 1st at 1:20 PM.  Available with multiple engine choices, the all-new Optima features a more spacious interior, class-up premium features and a number of technologies not previously offered on KIA’s best-selling mid-size sedan.

Johann Verster

Published : Thursday March 26, 2015

KIA ‘A DAY AT THE RACES’ THEME FOR 2014 SEMA SHOW.

Four highly-customised, hand-built concepts show the fun that Kia Racing fans experience during a day at the races Ballast Point Sedona and Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV offer handcrafted brews and a high-tech take on the traditional ice cream truck High Performance K900 and Ultimate Karting Sedona display the thrill of the race track Championship-winning […]

Breyten Odendaal

Published : Thursday November 6, 2014

2015 KIA OPTIMA

Significantly refreshed last year, the 2015 Optima offers upgraded technology Next-generation navigation system enhances UVO functionality of the award-winning telematics and infotainment system Subtle interior updates improve ergonomics and appearance IRVINE, May 14, 2014 – The 2015 Optima midsize sedan, built in the U.S.* at Kia’s West Point, Ga., facility (KMMG), arrives with the next-generation […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday May 15, 2014

2014 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID UNVEILED AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Kia’s Stylish Hybrid Mid-size Sedan Returns with Improved Aerodynamic Design and Technological Enhancements Efficiency-focused design updated with restyled front and rear fascias Hybrid version of Kia’s best-selling Optima now offers more uplevel features and options to enhance comfort and value CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2014 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today unveiled the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday February 6, 2014

KIA OPTIMA GOES ON UK SALE FROM 1 FEBRUARY

All-new Optima saloon goes on UK sale from 1 February Aimed squarely at the business market Diesel-only line-up – available with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions Four trim levels – all with high levels of standard specification 57.6 mpg and 128g/km CO2 Class-leading interior space Priced from just £19,595 on-the-road The Kia Optima, the all-new […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday January 10, 2012

KIA SURPRISES AT THE 2011 JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

(South Africa) October 2011 – The time has arrived for the Johannesburg International Motor Show.  This year, Kia will have a very exciting passenger car stand, with 2 new model unveilings, the new Rio and the new Optima, as well as a few changes to existing models. The complete Kia range will be on display […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday October 6, 2011

NEW KIA OPTIMA UNVEILED AT THE 2011 JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

(South Africa) September 26, 2011 – After making its World Debut at this year’s New York Motor Show in April, the all new Kia Optima, together with the new Rio, was unveiled by Kia at this year Johannesburg International Motor Show. “With the all-new Optima, our global design team, under the direction of Chief Design […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Thursday October 6, 2011

NEW KIA OPTIMA TO BE UNVEILED AT THE 2011 JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

(South Africa) September 26, 2011 – After making its World Debut at the New York Motor Show in April 2010, the all new Kia Optima, together with the new Rio, will be the second new model to be unveiled by Kia at this years Johannesburg International Motor Show.

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday September 26, 2011

Kia Motors debuts All-new Optima at New York International Auto Show

Midsize sedan offers new levels of style and performance features from Kia Five all-new powertrains including, for North America, a turbo and Kia’s first-ever hybrid Fresh design from the ground up embodies bold, athletic and sporty visual dynamism Leading levels of premium amenities and technology features New Forte 5-door also has its world reveal at […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Wednesday September 21, 2011

Kia Optima Hybrid sets new Guinness World Record for fuel economy

Optima Hybrid achieves an average of 64.55 miles per gallon during drive through the 48 contiguous U.S. states Drivers use just over 5.5 tanks of gasoline to complete 14-day, 7,899 mile trip across America Record for “Lowest fuel consumption, 48 U.S. states: gasoline hybrid car” verified by Guinness World Records adjudicator in ceremony at Kia’s […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday September 13, 2011

Kia Optima Hybrid sets new Guinness World Record for fuel economy

Optima Hybrid achieves an average of 64.55 miles per gallon during drive through the 48 contiguous U.S. states Drivers use just over 5.5 tanks of gasoline to complete 14-day, 7,899 mile trip across America Record for “Lowest fuel consumption, 48 U.S. states: gasoline hybrid car” verified by Guinness World Records adjudicator in ceremony at Kia’s […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Tuesday September 13, 2011

iF Design awards go to Kia Sportage and Optima

Latest additions to Kia’s line-up recognized for their design quality, workmanship, innovativeness, eco-friendliness, ergonomics and safety Official presentation ceremony to take place on the first day of CeBIT (1 March 2011) (SEOUL) December 6, 2010 – Kia Motors has emerged as a double winner following the announcement of the iF product design awards for 2011, […]

Gerald Ferreira

Published : Monday December 6, 2010

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