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The all-new Optima: Perfected with fully-advanced and dynami...

Just last week, we finally took the wraps off the next generation Optima. To continue commanding worldwide attention, Kia designers sought to evolve the previous model into an innovative and modern vehicle. The all-new Optima still carries the signature personality of its predecessor, while surprising us with a number of enhancements inside and out. Discover more about the design inspirations and evolution of the all-new Optima through an interview with the Kia Design Team below.

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Seoul Motor Show 2015: The Novo concept, and much more

The world premiere of the all-new Optima at the New York International Auto Show just got wrapped up, but Kia continues to bring surprises wherever it goes. This time, we are back on our home turf for the Seoul Motor Show where we unveiled the Kia Novo concept for the very first time. Featuring coupé-inspired styling and a minimalist, driver-focused cabin, the Kia Novo’s bold looks captivated the huge crowd gathered to see the latest from Kia.


Revealed. All-new Optima at the New York Auto Show

The all-new Optima, Kia’s signature midsize sedan, has finally made its much anticipated debut at the New York International Auto Show 2015. Five years after the introduction of the previous generation Optima, Kia unveiled a completely redesigned and reengineered model with an upgraded look and performance in front of global auto media. As the top-selling Kia vehicle for three consecutive years in the U.S., the Optima has evolved while retaining the sporty identity of its predecessor.

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First look: Next-generation Kia Optima

The wait is nearly over! Today, we are presenting the very first look at the all-new Optima. Thoroughly refreshed inside and out from the previous generation, Kia’s best-selling mid-size sedan will come in multiple engine choices and new premium features. To get more views and information, stay tuned for the all-new Optima’s world premiere at the upcoming New York Auto Show on April 1.

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Conquer Mini Motor Racing WRT with Kia vehicles

Ever dream about hitting the streets in your Kia and just opening it up, power sliding around corners and gunning it down the straights to victory? Well now you can! Mini Motor WRT brings all the street racing excitement you can handle straight to your smartphone, and best of all, it’s jam packed with officially licensed Kia vehicles.

World Cup 2

Adriana Lima turns everyone into “fútbol” fans for the ...

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ is just a couple days away, and Kia is honored to be a continued partner. With a little help from supermodel Adriana Lima, Kia Motors America (KMA) is launching the “For One Month, Let’s All be Fútbol Fans” campaign, marked by a series of three TV commercials featuring Lima, the 2015 Optima midsize sedan and the Sorento CUV, a man cave, and a sports bar. Check out the commercials before they make their TV debut on June 12!


Kia Motors America breaks monthly sales records

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) reached historic new heights this past May with an all-time best monthly sales record of 60,087 vehicles total, a 14.8% increase over the same period in 2013—and also marking the first time KMA has achieved more than 60,000 sales in a single month.

2013 Kia Soul ranked highest in class for compact MPV in J.D...

The 2013 Optima, Rio and Soul – recently ranked at or near the top of their respective segments within the J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.


2013 Kia Optima named ‘International Car of the Year’

Kia Motors is proud to announce that Road & Travel Magazine has named the 2013 Kia Optima as the International Car of the Year at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Spy Shots of Kia Police Cars in New James Bond Film – ...

The world’s most famous movie franchise – 007, James Bond – will feature the Kia Optima and Sportage on the side of the good-guys when the next installment, Skyfall, opens this autumn.

Kia’s R&D Masterminds Share Some Great News

Kia achieved an important environmental milestone this month by having three of its newest models earn renowned certifications for their minimal impact on the environment.

The Art of the Daily Commute

This past April we commissioned Young Geun to paint and exhibit some Kia inspired pieces at a Seoul subway station to brighten its hectic and dreary atmosphere while inspiring others to find beauty in the road often traveled.


Kia Reveals All-New ‘K9’ Flagship Sedan for Korean Marke...

Kia revealed the first official photographs of its all-new flagship sedan — the “K9” – to be launched during the first half of this year in the Korean market.

Taking Things to the Next Level with a Slam Dunk

Taking Things to the Next Level with a Slam Dunk

If you’re into basketball, you may have attempted a slam dunk at some point and realized that it’s no easy feat.

2011 Seoul Motor Show

Hi, everyone. Today I am going to share with you what I brought back from the Seoul Motor Show last Thursday. At the Seoul Motor Show ( this year, Kia introduced various concept cars and new cars (all-new Rio, all-new Picanto, etc.) which were recently showcased at international motor shows. However, the true heroes at [...]

All-new Optima’s Lamp system for enhanced safety and desig...

We applied diverse new lamp technologies to complete the progressive, sporty look of the Optima and enhance safety during night driving. In particular, even if there are other cars that feature 4-lamp projection headlamps or LED-type fog lamps, rarely do they boast such comprehensive safety and design features like those on the Optima. The 4-lamp [...]

Theta II front-wheel drive 6-speed automatic transmission

The Optima is outfitted with our independently developed Theta II front-wheel drive 6-speed automatic transmission to deliver maximum economical value and transmission efficiency. Our Theta II 6-speed automatic transmission is the first to be independently developed by a Korean company and only the third in the world to be developed by a finished carmaker. Armed [...]

The strong and sophisticated core of the All-new Optima!

Hello! The wait for the All-new Optima, the ambitious model by Kia, is finally over! In addition to its charismatic and sleek allure, Optima boasts quality performance and diverse high-technology features.


In other words…

By Colin Jang Kia BUZZ Editor Hello everyone. It has been quite a long time since my last posting. Today, I will cover the all-new Optima and the next generation Picanto. We always welcome your opinions about Kia’s brand and products – regardless of the focus of our discussion. =) ▷ 2011 Kia Optima introduced [...]

K5 (known as Optima in other markets)

Showcasing K5 at the Busan Motor Show

By Pamela A. Munoz Overseas Communication Team Kia Motors Corporation A few weeks ago, Kia Motors introduced the K5 at the Busan International Motor Show. K5 is the local name for the Kia Optima which saw its global premiere at the New York Auto Show earlier this year to rave reviews from press and public, [...]

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