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Kia Optima 2014 Review

A refreshed version of the Kia Optima saloon was unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The 2014 Kia Optima cements the model’s status as a trailblazer of combining style and substance in an affordably priced vehicle.

The new Kia Optima has an improved front and rear ends and the brand’s signature ‘tiger nose’ grille. The vehicle’s bold stance and aerodynamic shape are further accentuated by updated rear diffusers and a sweeping boot lid. Also there are striking front LED daytime running lights and fog lights, along with clear, newly designed LED rear lamps.

On the interior the drivers are greeted with more upscale and high-tech amenities. Activating the Optima’s push button ignition brings two new displays to life: a 4.3-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster and optional high-resolution 8-inch navigation and telematics screen, featuring UVO eServices, an 8-speaker Infinity sound system, HD Radio and Satellite Radio.

Elevating to the top-of-the-line Limited trim brings Optima to another level of sporty refinement, adding unique 18-inch chrome wheels, new LED fog lights, red brake callipers, an electronic parking brake, chrome accented side sills, and premium Nappa leather seats.

The 2014 Optima is available with two powerful Theta II powerplants featuring Gasoline Direct injection (GDi) technology: a 2.4-litre GDi four-cylinder or a 2.0-litre GDi turbo engine. A 2.4-litre hybrid powertrain is also available. The 2.4-litre GDi engine is available on LX, EX and SX models while the more robust 2.0-litre turbo GDi engine is offered exclusively to the SX. This turbo-charged unit delivers V6-type power with a four-cylinder's efficiency. Each engine choice is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission featuring Sportmatic clutch-free shifting.

Kia Optima 2014

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