The Optima is the car firm's way of throwing down the gauntlet with a boldly styled car that means business and is a real rival to some of the more established vehicles in this sector. The exterior certainly turns heads and it extends to the interior with a raft of good-looking design ideas to help give this a premium feel, certainly more than its pricetag gives the impression of. The interior is also very spacious, with plenty of legroom for those in the front and rear, and a sizeable boot of 505litres. There's also plenty of cubbyholes and storage areas on board too.
There's just the one engine to choose from, a 1.7 litre CRDi which sounds like it won't produce enough torque for a car of this size but it is actually quite refined and impressive. It's also very quiet at speed. The engine's economy, when married to the six speed manual gearbox, should see it return around 58mpg while emitting 128g/km of CO2. In the automatic version, economy is around 47mpg with emissions of 158g/km. To help create a comfortable drive, Kia have tailored the suspension to deal with the UK's bumpy roads which it does quite impressively and there's little body roll on corners.
Owners of the Optima will find that the list of standard equipment is quite impressive and it includes alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity. There's also a reversing camera fitted as standard. Safety equipment includes electronic stability control, air bags and ABS.
Why not have a look at the Optima on the official Kia UK company web site and get the latest news about the Optima in the UK at The UK Kia Owners' Club. You may also like to see what they're saying about it on the Top Gear web site.
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