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2019 Kia Optima Si Review

What is it? The Kia Optima is the Korean marque’s mid-size sedan offering positioned as a rival to some of the most popular names in the Australian market – think Toyota Camry and Mazda6. It also slots conveniently between the new Cerato sedan and the flagship Stinger liftback in Kia’s …

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2019 Kia Optima revised and refreshed

Kia has afforded the 2019 Optima a makeover designed to give the mid-sized sedan a renewed relevance in an ever-changing Australian new car landscape. With a light once-over for external styling coupled to specification adjustment and a price realignment, the 2019 Si and GT Optima continues its role as Kia’s …

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Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid unveiled

Kia has unveiled the Optima Hybrid, bringing with it a new plug-in hybrid powertrain that targets a 10 percent improvement in fuel economy over the outgoing model. The Hybrid variant of the fourth-gen Optima sedan replaces the previous generation’s 2.4-litre engine with an efficient and compact 2.0-litre GDI four cylinder – …

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Fourth-gen Kia Optima promises much more than just good looks

Kia’s fourth-generation Optima midsize sedan has been officially unveiled, with the company targeting 3,000 sales a year in the highly competitive segment that includes the Mazda6 and Ford Mondeo. The latest iteration Optima looks more like a major facelift over the previous model, though Kia claims the makeover is all-new. …

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Next generation Kia Optima previewed in new sketches

Kia has released sketches of the next generation Optima mid-size sedan ahead of its global debut at the New York Auto Show. The illustrations depict a low-slung, coupe-like exterior body with pronounced wheel arches and an aggressive stance that are largely faithful to the Sportspace Concept shown at the recent …

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Kia Optima, Soul and Cerato Turbo Koup debuts at New York

Kia has introduced a trio of new models at the New York Auto Show. The significantly updated version of the Kia Optima joins the all-new Kia Soul and Cerato Turbo Koup (Forte in North America) at the company’s show stand. The 2014 Optima arrives with updated front with LED daytime …

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