All-New 2011 Kia Optima Cruises Down a California Coast

Posted on 21. Sep, 2010 by in Kia Canada


Midsize Sedan Offers High Level of Style and Performance Features

  • Three allnew powertrains, including turbo and Kia’s firstever hybrid offer boost in energy and fuel economy
  • Long list of reward amenities and record comforts

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2010 Kia Motors America (KMA) currently strictly launched a allnew 2011 Optima midsize sedan, initial seen during a 2010 New York International Auto Show. Set to arrive in sell showrooms in early fall, a subsequent era Optima continues Kia’s designled mutation while divulgence a totally new and overwhelming pattern denunciation for Kia, highlighted by a energetic and streamlined form that conveys magnificence and jaunty certainty from any angle. Optima’s groundbreaking suggestion continues underneath a hood and inside a cabin with a introduction of 3 new powertrains including a brand’s firstever hybrid in a U.S. (available in 2011) that is approaching to broach an boost in energy and fuel economy while charity a latest record comforts and oppulance amenities.

Designed during Kia’s studios in Frankfurt and Irvine, Calif., a allnew Optima is longer, wider and reduce than a automobile it replaces and is formed on an allnew midsize height that authorised for particular measure and proportions while also providing a singular board for Kia’s tellurian pattern group to coop a automobile that stands detached from all else in that segment.

The allnew Optima also employs engine government systems like approach injection and turbocharging to assistance move opening to a code but sacrificing fuel efficiency. Its smoothflowing lines pronounce of beauty and character and offer a clever spirit of European luxury.

Sleek and Streamlined Exterior

The 2011 Optima projects a highperformance nonetheless superb picture with a singular conformation and neat position that builds on Kia Motors’ truth of formulating high peculiarity and energetic vehicles that elicit passion. The distinguished face of Optima comforts Kia’s signature confidant tabbed grille that is surrounded by projector headlamps. Longer, wider and reduce than before, Optima’s coupelike form is extended by a unconditional chrome arc that flows from a A by C pillars, a particular pattern pattern that visually lowers a automobile serve and enhances a proportions. Optima’s roofline connects with a high and conspicuous shoulder line that leads to a sculpted flanks and extended wheelbase. Boldly flared circle arches and a raked cabin emanate a sedan with a seemly robust stance.

Available in 3 trims, LX, EX and SX, a 2011 Optima offers countless customary features. The LX includes twin empty with chrome tips, solar glass, outward counterpart spin vigilance indicators and 16inch steel wheels propitious with 205/65R16 tires. Upgrading to a EX offers customary haze lights, exhilarated outward mirrors, extraneous chrome/bodycolor doorway handles along with 17inch amalgamate wheels with P215/55/R17 tires, while a EX Turbo adds a singular front grille design. Moving adult to a jaunty SX adds HID headlights with automobile leveling, LED back mixed lights, singular front grille design, back mouth spoiler, sculpted side sills, aero wiper blades, black front stop calipers and 18inch black machined finish amalgamate wheels furnished with P225/45R18 tires, achieving a loyal opening look.

Luxuriously Equipped Interior

From a impulse a doorway opens, Optima presents an evident clarity of a driver’s car. The instrument row is contoured toward a motorist to advise a cockpit feel with accurate gauges and controls for an altogether competition opening knowledge but sacrificing comfort or roominess. Paddle shifters behind a steering circle communicate that Optima is built for people who are ardent about cars. A high console with a brief shifter adds to a cockpit notice while an accessible breathtaking sunroof provides an openair feeling. Offering occupants both space and comfort with a series of customary preference features, a sedan’s stylish cabin unifies with a extraneous pattern by welcoming a passengers with gaunt and ergonomic chair pattern and effective storage throughout. Modern customary comforts such as a sixway tractable driver’s chair with energy lumbar support, bright self-centredness mirrors with a sheet hilt and a outing mechanism serve raise a cabin’s lush qualities.

In serve to charity a gentle cabin, considerable record comforts also come customary throughout, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio complement with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service1 . Also customary on all trims are auxiliary and USB audio submit jacks for joining with MP3 players2 and Bluetooth3 wireless record connectivity with steering wheelmounted voice activation controls to capacitate handsfree operation for concordant mobile phones.

Additional customary interior comforts embody a tilt/telescopic steering column, energy doorway locks, energy windows, object visor prolongation and a cooling glove box. Stylishly allocated cloth seats yield gentle seating while a 60/40 splitfolding back chair offers mixed seating and load arrangements depending on motorist and newcomer needs. Optima LX with involuntary delivery comforts journey control and an active complement for optimal fuel fit driving.

Optima EX comes wellequipped and offers reward customary features, including a UVO powered by Microsoft4 handsfree incar party and communication complement (expected to be accessible in name Kia models in a U.S. after this year) with rearview camera, pull buttonstart ignition with intelligent key, dualzone involuntary atmosphere conditioning with back vents, a leatherwrapped steering circle and change knob, autodimming back perspective counterpart with Homelink5 and compass, automobile light control, motorist and front newcomer involuntary window up/down and an eightway energy driver’s seat, bright glovebox, back reading lamps, building mats and chrome doorway handles. Moving to a EX Turbo also adds timber interior trim with steel accents for a some-more lush feel.

For consumers looking for even some-more sporty appeal, a Optima SX adds singular black leather woven chair trim, black interior trim with CO insert film, Supervision scale cluster with LCD display, core fascia and scale housing, soothing trim with French seams, steering circle paddle shifters, steel pedals and aflame steel doorway damage plates.

For those who find a latest higher peculiarity record and preference comforts for a complicated and gentle pushing experience, a 2011 Optima offers a crowd of packages for any trim. The Convenience Package (LX A/T only), offers an eightway poweradjustable driver’s chair and autodimming back perspective counterpart with Homelink, while a LX Technology Package (with Convenience Package) adds a navigation complement with backup camera, an eightspeaker Infinity6 reward audio complement and dualzone involuntary heat control with back ventilation.

Moving to a already wellequipped EX trim consumers can opt for a Premium Package, that adds a breathtaking sunroof with highgloss Bpillar, fourway poweradjustable driver’s chair with driver’s chair memory, exhilarated and cooled front seats, exhilarated back seats, a exhilarated steering wheel, timber interior trim and core console and metalfinished shifter. The EX Technology Package (with Premium Package) adds a navigation complement with backup camera and eightspeaker Infinity reward audio system.

AllNew Advanced Platform

The 2011 Optima is distinctive, right down to a allnew platform. Optima’s low, gaunt and absolute position is assisted by a altogether length of 190.7 inches, an boost of 1.7 inches over a prior model. Optima is built on a height with an altogether breadth of 72.1 inches and wheelbase of 110 inches, an boost of 2.9 inches, and has a low belligerent clearway of 5.3 inches for extended aerodynamics. Optima’s lightweight pattern uses hightensilestrength steel to raise constructional strength while also achieving high torsional stiffness, benefiting handling, float peculiarity and refinement. Additional measures to assistance safeguard good sound quivering and rudeness (NVH) rebate qualities are propitious via a Optima.

Built on a unibody frame, a frontwheeldrive Optima utilizes eccentric front and back cessation systems. MacPherson struts are used in a front with a multilink blueprint in a back and are both assimilated with curl springs and front antiroll bars to rivet drivers with manageable doing and yield a pinnacle comfort either a highway is well-spoken or reduction than ideal.

ClassLeading Efficient and Powerful Engines

The 2011 Optima is accessible in 3 allnew and fuelefficient Theta II powerplants, a 2.4liter GDI fourcylinder, a 2.0liter GDI turbo or a 2.4liter hybrid engine. The 2.4liter GDI engine produces 200 horsepower7 and upgrading to a accessible 2.0liter turbo GDI engine (EX Turbo and SX models) delivers V6type energy with a fourcylinder engine that produces 274 horsepower, while corresponding to a sixspeed involuntary transmission. This represents Kia’s initial focus of GDI technology, while a 2.4liter hybrid Optima will be introduced in 2011. All automatics underline Sportmatic clutchless shifting. A singular sixspeed primer delivery is accessible usually with a LX fourcylinder model.

In serve to considerable performance, both engines also offer consumerfriendly fuel economy. The 2.4liter fourcylinder posts 24/35 mpg (city/highway) when corresponding to a primer delivery and 24/34 mpg when joined with a involuntary transmission, while a 2.0liter turbo GDI offers 22/34 mpg, usually accessible with a involuntary transmission.


The 2011 Optima is versed with a high turn of customary reserve features, as is a rest of a Kia lineup. This includes 6 airbags (dual modernized front and frontseat mounted side as good as fulllength side curtain), front active headrests, sideimpact doorway beams, heightadjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, threepoint seatbelts for all seating positions, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Fourwheel antilock brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a Traction Control System (TCS), a Brake Assist System (BAS) and Hill Assist Control (HAC) also are standard.

Competitive Warranty

The 2011 Optima is lonesome by KMA’s guaranty program, that offers rare consumer protection. Included in this module are a 10year/100,000mile singular powertrain warranty, a fiveyear/60,000mile singular simple guaranty and a fiveyear/100,000mile antiperforation warranty. A fiveyear/60,000mile roadside assistance devise also is partial of a automobile coverage.

Kia Motors America in 2010

Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, designled transformation, that has been delivering boldly styled vehicles in several critical segments during accurately a right time, contributing to a brand’s continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. With 3 new automobile introductions and several other pivotal initiatives designed for 2010, Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and with new record such as a UVO powered by Microsoft modernized handsfree incar communication and party complement (expected to be accessible in name Kia models in a U.S. after this year). The launches of a allnew 2011 Sorento CUV, a initial automobile to be assembled8 during Kia’s initial U.S.based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, and allnew 2011 Sportage compress CUV, serve raise a lineup, and are both accessible in sell showrooms.

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 700 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share and recently achieved a best entertain of sales ever. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”

Kia Motors America is a Official Automotive Partner of a NBA. Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile lineup is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

1 SIRIUS, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and a subsidiaries. SIRIUS Radio requires a subscription, sole alone after 3month hearing subscription enclosed with automobile purchase. Prices and programming are supposing by SIRIUS and are theme to change. Subscriptions governed by SIRIUS Terms Conditions accessible during SIRIUS Radio U.S. use accessible usually to those during slightest 18 years of age in a 48 constant United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico (with coverage limitations).
2 Optional Kia appendage wire compulsory for iPod mobile digital device connectivity; both sole separately. iPod is a purebred heading of Apple, Inc.
3 The Bluetooth word symbol and logos are purebred trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such outlines by Kia is underneath license.
4 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
5 HomeLink is a purebred heading of Johnson Controls, Inc.
6 Infinity is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
7 ULEVII emissions
8 The 2011 Sorento is fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant (Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.) with U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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