Kia Motors America Announces Pricing and Record Residual Value Increase For All-New 2011 Optima

Posted on 16. Nov, 2010 by in Kia Canada


Midsize Sedan Combines Stunning Design with Segment-Leading Standard Horsepower1 and Highway Fuel Economy2 and a Starting Price Under $19,0003

IRVINE, Calif., Nov 16, 2010 – The all-new Kia 2011 Optima has been branch heads given a phenomenon progressing this year, and a stylish and performance-oriented midsize sedan is certain to attract some-more courtesy after Kia Motors America (KMA) announced currently a central manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP) will start during $18,995. Meanwhile, ALG, Inc.4, a attention benchmark for residual values and a heading provider of information and consulting services to a automotive industry, has reserved a residual value of 53-percent of a 2011 Optima’s strange MSRP for 36 months of ownership. This clever residual value is a 66-percent alleviation over a prior era Optima and represents KMA’s best-ever increase.

“The all-new and rarely expected Optima delivers an superb multiple of value, eye-catching pattern and premium-level amenities that will continue Kia’s ongoing code mutation and attract new buyers to a showrooms,” pronounced Byung Mo Ahn, organisation boss and CEO, KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. “With an assertive starting cost and a clever ALG rating, a 2011 Optima provides consumers with an superb value tender and builds on a increasing recognition and care a new new products such as a Soul, Forte, Sorento and Sportage have generated.”

Arriving in showrooms in a entrance weeks, a next-generation Optima 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 subsequent year) in a U.S. broach a class-leading multiple of energy and fuel economy while a sedan’s atmospheric cabin is given with a latest record comforts and oppulance amenities.

The all-new 2011 Optima, that stars as a Official Vehicle of a NBA, is accessible in 3 trims, LX, EX and SX. The aggressively labelled Optima LX six-speed M/T, with a starting MSRP of $18,995, offers a far-reaching array of preference and oppulance comforts including an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio complement with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with 3 months nominal service5, energy windows, energy doorway locks, twin empty with chrome tips, a cooling glove box and auxiliary USB audio submit jacks for joining MP3 Players6 and Bluetooth7 wireless record connectivity with steering-wheel mounted voice activation controls to capacitate hands-free operation for concordant mobile phones. In addition, all Optima models underline an endless list of customary reserve equipment, including 6 airbags (dual modernized front and front-seat mounted side as good as full-length side curtain). Moving adult to a LX six-speed A/T, starting during $20,495, adds amalgamate wheels, journey control and an Active Eco System for fuel-efficient driving.

Beginning during $22,495, a Optima EX offers upscale amenities in a mid-level trim, including 17-inch amalgamate wheels, haze lamps, leather embellished seats, eight-way energy driver’s seat, dual-zone involuntary heat control, push-button start and auto-dimming back perspective counterpart with Homelink and compass. Priced during $24,495, a Optima EX turbo is powered by Kia’s first-ever turbo engine in a U.S., a 2.0-liter 274-horsepower Turbo GDI engine that delivers adult to 34 mpg9, and adds incomparable front front brakes, a singular front grille, and timber and steel interior accents.

Positioned during a tip of a Optima indication range, a SX package starts during $25,995 and delivers a energetic multiple of performance, styling and value. The viscerally gratifying 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine is customary and disdainful calm includes 18-inch amalgamate wheels, sport-tuned suspension, singular reduce physique trim, HID conduct lights, LED tail lights, black leather and woven chair trim, Supervision scale cluster, steering circle paddle shifters, CO fiber interior trim, steel pedals, and bright doorway damage plates.


Like all Kia vehicles, a 2011 Optima is versed with a high turn of customary reserve features. In serve to 6 airbags, additional reserve apparatus includes front active headrests, side-impact doorway beams, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners, three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Four-wheel 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.

Design-Led Transformation and Product Line

Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, design-led 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. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve comforts and new record such as a soon-to-come UVO powered by Microsoft10 in-car hands-free party system. The launches of a 2011 Sorento CUV, a initial car to be assembled* during Kia’s initial U.S.-based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, a energetic 2011 Sportage compress CUV, worldly 2011 Optima midsize sedan and versatile Forte 5-door hatchback serve raise a lineup.

Kia’s indication year 2011 car line includes a Sorento CUV, Sportage compress CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio sub-compact sedan, Rio5 sub-compact hatchback and Sedona minivan.

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 725 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 in 2010. 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 car choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

1 HP explain formed on comparison of 2010 and accessible 2011 midsize sedans with customary 4-cylinder engine as of Oct 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 Oct 2010 of 2010 and accessible 2011 EPA city/hwy mpg estimates for midsize sedans with I4, nonhybrid engines. Actual mileage might vary.
3 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.
4 ALG 36 month residual (Nov.-Dec. modernized listings).
5 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 3-month hearing subscription enclosed with car 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).
6 Optional Kia appendage wire compulsory for iPod mobile digital device connectivity; both sole separately. iPod is a purebred heading of Apple, Inc.
7 A Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled dungeon phone is compulsory to use Bluetooth wireless technology. 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. Other trademarks and tradenames are those of their particular owners.
8 For limit protection, always wear your chair belt.
9 2011 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage might vary.
10 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.
* Kia vehicles fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant are fabricated from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.

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