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Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid
By February 9, 2013 Read More →

Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid

Kia Motors America has teamed up with DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine to create a head-turning Optima Hybrid inspired by Superman’s strength and unwavering care for planet Earth. The Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid was unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. “As the most recognized Super Hero in the world, Superman is a symbol of strength and integrity, making him the perfect character to join forces with Kia’s first-ever hybrid to create a customized ride powered by a robust and efficient powertrain,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing and communications, Kia Motors America.

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Kia Optima 2013 lineup
By August 17, 2012 Read More →

Kia Optima 2013 lineup

For 2013, Kia Optima expands its popular line with the all-new Limited trim, which brings luxury and refinement to a whole new level for the already stylish and amenity-laden midsize sedan. Limited, which builds off the top-of-the-line SX with Premium Touring and Technology Packages, includes a number of unique features which further Optima’s appeal and project a sleek, high-end appearance, including unique 18-inch chrome wheels, red brake calipers, LED daytime running lights, available chrome side mirrors and chrome accents on the side sills and rear spoiler, along with black cloth headliner and pillar trim.

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Kia Optima SX Limited arrives in dealerships
By July 4, 2012 Read More →

Kia Optima SX Limited arrives in dealerships

The 2013 Kia Optima SX Limited (SXL), which is the new top-tier trim level of the ultra-popular midsize Optima sedan line, is now arriving in US dealerships. The Kia Optima SXL is based on the fully loaded turbocharged Optima SX. Offered exclusively in Ebony Black, Snow White Pearl and Titanium Metallic exterior colors, the Optima SXL features many luxury details, including LED daytime running lights, chrome-accented rear spoiler and lower door sills, and wood interior trim. Standout red brake calipers can be seen through the Optima SXL’s uniquely designed chrome 18-inch wheels while the 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine delivers class-leading 274 horsepower5 and achieves 22/34 mpg6 (city/hwy).

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2012 Kia Optima
By February 7, 2012 Read More →

2012 Kia Optima

The 2012 Kia Optima is available in two fuel-efficient and powerful Theta II powerplants featuring gasoline direct injection (GDI), including a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder or a 2.0-liter GDI turbo engine. The 2.4-liter GDI engine produces 200 horsepower while upgrading to the available 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine (EX Turbo and SX models) delivers V6-type power with a four-cylinder engine that produces 274 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. All automatics feature Sportmatic clutchless shifting. A single six-speed manual transmission is available only on the LX model. In addition to impressive performance, both engines also offer competitive fuel economy. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder posts 24/35 miles per gallon (mpg)10 (city/highway) when mated to the manual transmission and 24/34 mpg when coupled with the automatic transmission, while the 2.0-liter turbo GDI offers 22/34 mpg11 and is available only with the automatic transmission.

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