2011/12 Kia Optima




Right now, the new Sonata is getting all the attention, but later this year, Kia will release its cousin, the all new Optima.
And it seems to be quite a looker as well. At least from previous spy pics.

Here are some details of the car.

Just like in the Sonata, the korean model, at least, will not offer a V6.
We’ll see what will happen once it gets over here.
A V6 option might be a good idea to make sure the Kia isn’t competing too much with the Sonata.

Conversation 13 comments

  1. For the BILLIONTH TIME! This car's design was headed by Peter Schreyer… Ex-Audi designer. Do your homework before you accuse Koreans of anything! The new Camaro was designed by a Korean. Did he rip off anything? Oh, the old Camaro! Wanna sue him?

  2. 1996 or 1997 Nissan Altima and 2010 Ford Taurus hint Headlights. Side profiles. Pontiac G6, Toyota Camry, Chrysler 300, 2010 Ford Taurus all have the same D pillers but only the Kia Forte and 2006 Hyundai Sonata were the copy cats. Chrysler 300 and Rolls Royce. But only the 2004 Kia Amanti was a copycat. Chevy Malibu headlights came from the Mercedes C class. The Malibu's back is from BMW or Mitsubishi Dymanite the side came from the 2004 Acuta TL. The Prius, Isnight and Leaf look alike.

  3. 1996 or 1997 Nissan Altima and 2010 Ford Taurus hint Headlights. Side profiles. Pontiac G6, Toyota Camry, Chrysler 300, 2010 Ford Taurus all have the same D pillers but only the Kia Forte and 2006 Hyundai Sonata were the copy cats. Chrysler 300 and Rolls Royce. But only the 2004 Kia Amanti was a copycat. Chevy Malibu headlights came from the Mercedes C class. The Malibu's back is from BMW or Mitsubishi Dymanite the side came from the 2004 Acuta TL. The Prius, Isnight and Leaf look alike.

  4. Saturn Aurua and 2007 Toyota Avalon have the same headlights. The Yaris looks like a baby 2005 Mazda 3 in the face. The CR-V, Saab, Volvoo, Chevy Lumina Van back in the early 90's have the same tailights. Include the Ford Focus 3 door and Mazda 5. Also, the Mazda Tribute's headlights looks like the Honda Ridgeline's.

  5. Where you at now Carl? Just admit it you cant' stand how far the koreans have come. You can't really think of anything left huh? Seriously the sentence "the Koreans are copying is getting old" Don't you know everytime someone says that I bring out Toyotas, Hondas, Mazdas, Fords and others to the table then after that, they don't say nothing else until the next new Hyundai/Kia comes on this blog and it starts over again. Come on give me some challenge. Unlike you, I know Kia may not be 100% original but I also know that netiher is Toyota, Ford, Mazda, Honda, Subaru or other car manufacturers from JAPAN.

  6. It looks like a good car to own. Even if it looks like some other car, it is worth buying it if it suits your needs.

  7. Again i must say you have a great taste of Kia cars. You have done a fabulous work by collecting these information and post them together here. At every time i visit this web page i can't stop myself to post a comment on this article. Simply outstanding.

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