Directly from South Korea we want to share with you this set of spy pictures of a mysterious Kia K5 (also known as Optima in overseas markets) that could possible be a test mule. Looking at the pictures, this Optima has not camouflage on the body of the car showed, but we want to stop at the connection between the hood and the interior that will put us on advice about what Kia is preparing. Apparently and despite that thing, the rest of the car looks very similar to the recent facelift has just launched in South Korea as well as overseas markets. This car was caught following the Hyundai Sonata Test Mule. We cannot say this is the next generation Optima test mule due to we have not seen anything more, but probably Kia is testing in advance helped by the development of the Sonata. What do you think? Stay tuned for more details soon! Source: (Bobaedream) … [Read more...] about Could be Next-Gen Kia Optima Test Mule?
Kia Motors has unleashed a slew of its global models on Indian roads to get the word out about its entry next year. Recently, an uncamouflaged Kia Optima appeared on a highway, an image published by carwale has revealed.The Kia Optima is a mid-size sedan is an alternative to the Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, VW Passat, Mazda6 and Ford Fusion (Ford Mondeo). Also called Kia K5, the fourth generation model debuted in 2015 and received a facelift in January this year.The Kia Optima is 4,855 mm long, 1,860 mm wide and 1,465 mm high. Like the latest Hyundai Sonata, which rides on its platform, it has a 2,805 mm wheelbase. Kia offers it across the globe with a variety of compact and large engines. In South Korea, the company’s home market, options include 180 PS 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol, 163 PS 2.0-litre CVVL petrol, 151 PS 2.0-litre LPI petrol-LPG and 141 PS 1.7-litre VGT diesel. Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variants are also available, targeted at efficiency and … [Read more...] about Kia Optima (Toyota Camry rival) spotted in India
Kia’s presence at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show is highlighted by several premieres, most of which are limited to the Chinese market. One of them is the new YI PAO B-segment SUV, whose name translates into ‘One Shot’. Developed “to appeal to the needs of younger buyers”, it’s basically a rebadged Stonic with “numerous high-tech convenience and safety features”, says Kia. In fact, these are the only details released about it at the time of writing. However, the automaker will open the order books for it locally in the second half of the year, and will likely drop an extensive image gallery, alongside the spec sheet, in the coming months. The facelifted Kia K5, otherwise known as the Optima in western markets, is also present at the automotive event. The sedan uses a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, which combines the 2.0-liter GDI engine, rated at 156PS (154hp / 115kW) and 189Nm (139lb-ft) of torque, with a 50kW (68PS / 67hp) electric motor. … [Read more...] about Kia YI PAO Urban SUV And K5 PHEV Join The Brand’s Chinese Menu
Kia Optima telah pun hadir dengan model facelift di Korea, yang lebih dikenali sebagai K5 di pasaran negara asalnya. Peningkatan yang dilakukan termasuklah rekaan yang lebih segar serta penambahan beberapa teknologi baharu.Model sedan segmen-D ini masih dipadankan dengan gril ‘hidung harimau’ yang menjadi signatur jenama ini, namun kini ditampilkan dengan kepingan menegak di sebaliknya. Bampar juga baharu, dengan rekaan semula bagi apron bawah dan corong tiruan di sudut yang nampak lebih menyerlah. Bergantung pada varian terpilih, ia turut dipadankan sama ada dengan lampu utama dan lampu kabus dengan unit LED, atau projektor dengan jenis mentol.Selain itu, ia turut menawarkan empat pilihan roda iaitu dari set 16- hingga 18-inci, saiz yang paling besar didatangkan dengan rekaan pelbagai-jejari atau dwi-tona yang lebih sporty. Di belakangnya pula, lampunya ditampilkan dengan grafik baharu dan reflektor telah diposisikan sedikit ke atas. Seksyen diffuser juga disemak semula … [Read more...] about Kia Optima facelift diperkenalkan – K5 baharu dilancarkan di Korea; 4 pilihan enjin termasuk diesel
The Kia Optima has been given a facelift in Korea, where it is known as the K5 in its home market. The revisions include changes to the D-segment sedan’s design as well as the addition of new technologies.At the front, there carmaker’s trademark ‘tiger nose’ grille is still present, but has now been tweaked to feature vertical slats instead. The bumper is new here too, with a redesigned lower apron and more prominent fake corner intakes. Depending on the selected variant, you’ll either get LED units for the headlights and fog lamps, or projectors and bulb-type ones. Similarly, there are four wheel options that range from 16- to 18-inch sets, the largest available in a multi-spoke or sporty two-tone design. Moving to the rear, the taillights now come with new graphics within them and the reflectors have made their way upwards. A revised diffuser section accompanies these changes as well, with integrated oval-shaped exhaust outlets.On the inside, the Optima … [Read more...] about Kia Optima facelift debuts – new K5 launched in Korea