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2015 New York: The 2016 Kia Optima zooms into the Big Apple with new looks…sort of..

Kia promised us a new Optima and now, it just landed in the Big Apple after being teased at the Geneva Auto Show with the SportSpace Concept and some various teasers on the web. But now, the production model is here with new looks and some new engines, marking the next-gen model. Though interestingly, the […]

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Kia teases the new 2016 Optima ahead of its debut in New York

Kia’s bringing a new Optima to New York next week and already, we’ve gotten an idea as to what it should look like from the SportSpace Concept. Now however, an official stock photo apparently got leaked of the new Optima sedan, and as anticipated, it resembles the SportSpace very closely. Like that concept, the Optima […]

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Kia teases their new Optima ahead of its debut in New York

Kia’s been on a roll revamping their lineup and even their brand image. Recently, at the Geneva Auto Show, they also teased the next-generation Optima, but in a sleek, wagon form, called the SportSpace Concept. Now, Kia released some teasers of what appears to be the actual sedan form of the concept, ultimately hinting at […]

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The Kia SportSpace Concept could be the sexiest Kia yet…said no one ever, until now

Kia once teased a new concept due at Geneva next month and according to the teaser, it seemed like the Korean automaker was prepping to showcase a possible new successor to the current Optima. Now, it turns out Kia’s concept is actually of the long-roof type, specifically a four-door shooting brake, or you could just […]

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Kia teases a new Optima, heads to Geneva for a worldly debut

Kia is gearing up for a considerable reveal at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show next month. Confirming this reveal is the release of a new teaser for the all-new next generation Kia Optima, which is sold around the world and here in North America. The current Optima helped catapult the brand into competitiveness in the […]

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Kia and Hyundai recall nearly 1.6 million models over faulty brake lamp

Hyundai and Kia in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a recall for nearly 1.6 million models over a malfunctioning brake lamp, which not only is a safety hazard for drivers behind, but the defect apparently can inadvertently prevent the vehicle from disabling its cruise control system. Yikes. Additionally, the malfunctioning […]

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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid Center Display

2013 Kia Optima Hybrid receives a minor powertrain tweak, slight dock in hp for a lot more torque

Kia has officially announced some changes for its 2013 Optima Hybrid sedan. For the new model year, the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid receives some tweaks to its powertrain for better power delivery. The same basic equipment, which includes a 2.4L four-banger mated to a 47hp electric motor, for a total output of 199hp. The Kia […]

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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid Superman Edition Interior

Chicago 2013: Kia unveils Superman-inspired Optima Hybrid in Chicago to raise awareness for famine in Africa

In a 10-month agreement with DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine, Kia unveiled their latest rendition of superhero-themed cars at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show: the new Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid. The collaboration between Super Street, DC Entertainment, and Kia exists to raise awareness for DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” campaign, which is set […]

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Hyundai, Kia to reimburse 900,000 vehicle owners on overstating fuel-economy figures

Hyundai and Kia announced Friday that they will reimburse owners of nearly 900,000 vehicles in North America after admitting they overstated fuel-economy mileage claims on vehicle window stickers. The vehicles involve  2011-13 model year vehicles sold through October 31, 2012. The EPA forced Hyundai and Kia to scale back inflated mpg ratings. With these changes, […]

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Batman Kia Optima Front 3/4 Angle

Kia teams up with DC Comics, launches Batman-themed Optima

Kia Motors has teamed up with DC Entertainment and RIDES magazine for an upcoming partnership that is being launched today with a Batman-inspired Optima. The Batman Optima will be on display this week at the Time Warner Center and signals the beginning of a 10-month partnership based on the iconic characters that make up the […]

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