2011 Kia Optima Earns An Edmunds’ Insideline.Com Editors’ Most Wanted Award

Posted on 06. Jan, 2011 by in Kia Canada


All-New Midsize Sedan Continues Kia’s Dramatic Brand Transformation

  • Optima is usually midsize sedan to acquire an Edmunds’ InsideLine.com’s 2011 “Editors’ Most WantedSM” Awards
  • Edmunds’ InsideLine.com’s editors regard Optima’s cabin comfort, glorious fuel economy, and accessible features

IRVINE, Calif., Jan 6, 2011 – The Editors’ of Edmunds’ InsideLine.com named a all-new, performance-oriented 2011 Kia Optima as an “Editors’ Most WantedSM” Award winner. The Optima was one of 6 vehicles to accept a fame and a usually midsize sedan honored.

“Consumers no longer have to settle for common normal midsize sedan offerings a Optima breaks by a standing quo by charity world-class design, confidence-inspiring performance, and a prolonged list of reserve and record facilities but compromising Kia’s superb value.” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, Kia Motors America (KMA). “We’re respected to accept this renowned approval from a editors of Inside Line. This endowment underscores a thespian impact Kia’s design-led mutation is carrying on a brand.”

The stylish, all-new 2011 Optima was praised for a “comfortable cabin, glorious mileage and copiousness of features.” In a examination of a vehicle, Inside Line called a Optima “an affordable family automobile that looks, feels and drives a category higher.”

“The Edmunds’ Inside Line ‘Editors’ Most WantedSM‘ Award winners are selected for one elementary reason: They’re a cars, trucks, and vans that we like a best,” pronounced Ed Hellwig, Editor of InsideLine.com. ‘Editors’ Most Wanted’ winners are a cars that we remember a many even after hundreds of exam drives. These are cars that we’d buy for ourselves and rarely suggest to a friends and family.”

The Edmunds’ InsideLine.com “Editors’ Most WantedSM” Awards are awarded annually to 6 vehicles formed on a votes of 11 Edmunds’ Inside Line editors. Every automobile and lorry for sale in a United States is authorised for a “Editors’ Most Wanted” endowment if tested by Edmunds’ Inside Line by Dec 1.

The all-new 2011 Optima, that stars as a Official Vehicle of a NBA, advances Kia Motors’ design-led mutation with totally new and overwhelming pattern characteristics, highlighted by a energetic and streamlined form that conveys magnificence and jaunty certainty from each angle. The all-new Optima’s 3 new powertrains including a brand’s first-ever turbo and hybrid engines (available after this year) in a U.S. broach a category heading multiple of power1 and fuel economy2 while a sedan’s atmospheric cabin is given with a latest record facilities and oppulance amenities. Available in 3 trims, LX, EX and SX3 , a 2011 Optima facilities a starting MSRP of $18,9954.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 730 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2010, KMA accessible a best-ever U.S. sales and 16th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve facilities and new technologies.

Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

1 HP explain formed on comparison of 2010 and accessible 2011 midsize sedans with customary 4-cylinder engine as of Dec 2010. Maximum horsepower for Optima 2.4L GDI engine is 200 hp @ 6,300 rpm; limit horsepower for Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) 2.4L GDI engine — a usually non-turbo engine accessible in CA, CT, ME, MD, MA, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT and WA — is 192 hp @ 6,300 rpm.
2 MPG explain for LX primer transmission. EPA guess for 2011 Kia Optima LX 2.4L GDI engine w/MT are 24 mpg/city and 35 mpg/hwy. Claim formed on comparison as of Dec 2010 of 2010 and accessible 2011 EPA city/hwy mpg estimates for midsize sedans with I4, nonhybrid engines. Actual mileage might vary.
3 SX indication will be accessible after this year.
4 Starting cost is manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP) for lowest trim level. MSRPs bar $695 end and doing fee, title, taxes, license, options and play charges. Actual prices set by play and might vary.

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