2020 Kia Optima

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by GranTurNismo, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. GranTurNismo

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    The sixth-generation Kia Optima was officially unveiled today in Korea as the Kia K5. It is longer, wider, and lower than its predecessor. The US version of this car will likely look exactly the same and be unveiled at the LA auto show later this year:

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    Here's my take. It would look much better with a typical sedan roofline. The whole coupe-like roofline trend plaguing the non-luxury sedan market needs to go. A 5-door liftback, as un-American as it sounds, would make much more sense. It's obvious the new Optima took lots of styling cues from the Audi A5 Sportback and VW Arteon. I also see some Chevy Malibu in its design, which is not exactly flattering. The front lights are also a bit weird and out-of-place looking. But overall, it's not bad and certainly an improvement over the outgoing Optima. I bet it'll sell pretty well.

    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1125974_2021-kia-optima-previewed-by-wild-new-kia-k5
     
  2. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    I like it. It has a slight hint of Dodge Charger to me, but it looks great.
     
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  3. R1600Turbo

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    Next week. ;)
     
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  4. GranTurNismo

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    Didn't realize it's already almost the end of November. I'm still in the mode of thinking summer just ended!
     
  5. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Not bad. Kia & Hyundai (and Genesis) continue to carve out their own identity. For a long time I didn't think they would ever be anything other than cheap Japanese clones. But these latest cars have unique, Korean DNA - to me they are verging on French levels of flourish. It's good to see. I don't quite like this one as much as the Sonata, but it's pretty interesting.
     
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    Of course, ever since Peter Schreyer became Kia's chief designer of its automobiles, the designs of their models started to appear more similar to European cars. So it's not really surprising anymore. I'm not just sure if most folks here already knew about that.
     
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    A little off style-wise with the front lights, but I otherwise like it. The side profile is quite nice. I never really considered any Kia to be immensely handsome. That won't change much with this Optima. It does look very nice; just not ready to consider its looks beautiful or gorgeous.
     
  8. Aphelion

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    I find this to be very attractive from certain angles. Bravo Kia.
     
  9. 05XR8

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    Would make for an interesting (V8)Supercar.
     
  10. GTV0819

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    For some reason, I think a V8 for it would be an overkill. But it's possible. :D
     
  11. eSZee

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    They Stingerfied the Optima.
     
  12. 05XR8

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    There was talk of the Stinger a couple years back.
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    At least now, there are a couple choices. ;)
     
  13. GTV0819

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    The twin-turbo V6 variant of this one somewhat reminds of the Explorer's turbo V6 Ecoboost which also pump out a similar output.

    Well, I guess a turbo V6 are the ongoing trend for cars with this size these days. :lol:
     
  14. 05XR8

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    And straight-six ;)
     
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