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2011 Kia K5 - Kia Optima

Nov 30th 2010 at 12:22 PM


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2011 Kia K5 - Kia Optima

 Hawkison Kia located in the Matteson Auto Mall is excited about the arrival of the new Kia K5!

Hawkinson Kia a Chicago Kia dealer servicing Evergreen Park Kia customers says the completely redesigned Optima, named the Kia K5 in the South Korean market, made its world debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show.

 2011 Kia K5 - Kia Optima - Design

It features a much sleeker, sportier profile designed by new Kia design chief Peter Schreyer, following the new design language featured on the Kia Forte, Kia Sorento, and upcoming Kia Sportage and Kia Cadenza — and using Kia's new corporate grille, known as the Tiger Nose, also designed by Schreyer. Lead designer of the TF in the team of Peter Schreyer and Miklos Kovacs was the Italian Davide Limongelli.

 2011 Kia K5 - Kia Optima -  Features

As with its Hyundai Sonata sibling, the Optima's lineup has been replaced with a universal GDI 2.4 4-cylinder engine, either powered by a 6-speed automatic transmission with Eco dash display, or by a standard 6-speed manual transmission that is only standard on the LX model. Sales are slated to begin in Fall 2010. The new K5 came out on April 29, 2010 in the South Korean market.

The new Kia Optima retains its trim lines of the base LX, upscale EX, and sporty SX models.

 2011 Kia K5 - Kia Optima - Equipment

Standard equipment include a slew of advanced safety features such as ESC and ABS brakes, as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, cooled glove box, iPod connectivity, and handsfree Bluetooth phone operation. EX models receive Kia's new UVO infotainment system by Microsoft with integrated backup camera, and Proximity Key with Push-Button Start. SX models add a rear spoiler, metal pedals, black hybrid metal and carbon insert trim, paddle shifters, and illuminated scuff plates.

 A panoramic moonroof, heated front and rear seats, cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, and navigation system is also available.

 2011 Kia K5 - Kia Optima - Hybrid

A Hybrid model and Turbo model has been announced, and is predicted to arrive in early 2011. In addition, a wagon version will hit European markets, and two-door coupe version may come to the U.S. at a later date. The turbo model will have the same powertrain as the Hyundai Sonata 2.0T. The turbocharged model will have 274 hp (204 kW) and 269 lb·ft (365 N·m) of torque in the North American model. The car is estimated to obtain 34mpg on the highway.

 Watch for the Kia K5 to go on sale in the United States toward the end of 2010.

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Hawkinson Kia

5501 Miller Circle

Matteson, Illinois 60443

Matteson Auto Mall Dealer



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