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Kia Motors Debuts All-New 2011 Optima At New York International Auto Show

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    NEW YORK, Apr 1, 2010 Kia Motors America (KMA) currently globally denounced a all-new 2011 Optima midsize sedan during a New York International Auto Show. Arriving in showrooms in early fall, a subsequent era Optima continues Kias design-led 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 each angle. Optimas groundbreaking suggestion continues underneath a hood and inside a cabin with a introduction of 3 new powertrains including a brands first-ever hybrid in a U.S. (available in 2011) that broach class-leading power1 and fuel economy while a latest record comforts and oppulance amenities are accessible during a hold of a symbol or a elementary voice command.

    Designed during Kias studios in Frankfurt and Irvine, Calif., a all-new Optima is longer, wider and reduce than a automobile it replaces and is formed on an all-new midsize height that authorised for particular measure and proportions in a segment1 while also providing a singular board for Kias tellurian pattern group to coop a automobile that stands detached from all else in a segment.

    The all-new Optima is a new strand in Kias flourishing pattern DNA with a mix of elementary and liquid lines and superb though simple shapes that pull a courtesy of a eye in most a same conform as a perfectly-tailored excellent Italian suit, conspicuous Peter Schreyer, arch pattern officer, Kia Motors Corporation. From a particular unconditional chrome accent that stretches by a C pillars to a neat hothouse and flared circle arches, each in. of a Optima projects a renowned and polished character and impassioned courtesy to detail.

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

    Sleek and Streamlined Exterior

    The 2011 Optima projects a high-performance 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 Kias signature confidant tabbed grille that is surrounded by projector headlamps. Longer, wider and reduce than before, Optimas coupe-like 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. Optimas 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 16-inch steel wheels propitious with 205/65R16 tires. Upgrading to a EX offers customary haze lights, exhilarated outward mirrors, extraneous chrome/body-color doorway handles along with 17-inch amalgamate wheels with P215/55/R17 tires. 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, red stop calipers and 18-inch 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 drivers 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 alfresco feeling. Offering occupants both space and comfort with a series of customary preference features, a sedans 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 six-way tractable drivers chair with energy lumbar support, bright self-centredness mirrors and a outing mechanism serve raise a cabins 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 service2. Also customary on all trims are auxiliary and USB audio submit jacks for joining with MP3 players and Bluetooth3 wireless record connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls to capacitate hands-free operation for concordant mobile phones.

    Additional customary interior comforts embody a tilt/telescopic steering column, energy doorway locks, energy windows, object visor prolongation and an air-conditioned glove box. Stylishly allocated cloth seats yield gentle seating while a 60/40 split-folding 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 EcoMinder indicator for optimal fuel fit driving.

    Optima EX comes well-equipped and offers reward customary features, including a UVO powered by Microsoft4 infotainment complement with rear-view camera, pull button-start ignition with intelligent key, dual-zone involuntary atmosphere conditioning with back vents, a leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob, auto-dimming back perspective counterpart with Homelink5 and compass, automobile light control, motorist and front newcomer involuntary window up/down and eight-way energy drivers seat, aflame glovebox, back reading lamps, building mats and chrome doorway handles.

    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 and steel accent, 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.

    Available upgrades for a Optima EX and SX trims embody a energy breathtaking sunroof, leather chair trim, memory drivers seat, exhilarated and cooled front seats, exhilarated back seats and a exhilarated steering circle for additional interior refinement. Luxuriously allocated features, including an Infinity6 5.1 approximate sound audio complement with HD Radio, and 8 speakers delivering in additional of 500-watts of complement energy and voice-activated navigation complement with a seven-inch shade raise a cabin for audiophiles or those who find a latest higher peculiarity record for a complicated pushing experience.

    All-New Advanced Platform

    The 2011 Optima is distinctive, right down to a all-new platform. Optimas 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 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. Optimas lightweight pattern uses high-tensile-strength 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 front-wheel-drive Optima utilizes eccentric front and back cessation systems. MacPherson struts are used in a front with a multi-link blueprint in a back and are both assimilated with curl springs and front anti-roll bars to rivet drivers with manageable doing and yield a pinnacle comfort either a highway is well-spoken or reduction than ideal.

    Class-Leading Efficient and Powerful Engines

    The 2011 Optima is accessible in 3 all-new and fuel-efficient Theta II powerplants, a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter GDI turbo engine or a 2.4-liter hybrid. The 2.4-liter GDI engine produces 200 horsepower7 and upgrading to a accessible 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine (SX model) delivers V6-type energy with a four-cylinder engine that produces 274 horsepower7, while corresponding to a six-speed involuntary transmission. This represents Kias initial focus of GDI technology, while a 2.4-liter hybrid Optima will be introduced in 2011. All automatics underline Sportmatic clutchless shifting. A singular six-speed primer delivery is accessible usually with a LX four-cylinder model.


    The 2011 Optima is versed with a high turn of customary reserve features, as is a rest of a Kia line-up. This includes 6 airbags (dual modernized front and front-seat mounted side as good as full-length side curtain), front active headrests, side-impact doorway beams, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, 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.

    Competitive Warranty

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

    Kia Motors America in 2010

    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 brands 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 hands-free in-car communication and party complement (to be accessible in name Kia models in a U.S. commencement in summer 2010). The launch of a all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, a central automobile of a NBA and a initial automobile to be assembled8 during Kias initial U.S.-based production comforts in West Point, Georgia, serve enhances a lineup, and is now in dealerships.

    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 670 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 choice is accessible during a Web site For media information, including photography, revisit

    1 Based on accessible 2010 and 2011 indication year midsize sedans
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    6 Infinity is a purebred heading of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
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    8 Kia vehicles fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant are fabricated in a U.S. from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.

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