Download manual KIA Optima Manual Description Tilt and telescopic steering allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. Third generation (TF; present). The completely redesigned Optima features a much sleeker, sportier profile designed by new Kia design chief Peter. For much of its life, the Kia Optima has been firmly pegged as an also-ran vehicle . Introduced as Kia’s first midsize sedan, the first-generation Optima couldn’t.

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The Kia Optima is a 4-door mid-size car manufactured by Kia Motors since and marketed globally through various nameplates. First generation cars were mostly marketed as the Optima, although the Kia Magentis name was used in Europe and Canada when sales began there in The Optima name is now going to be used for all markets except Chinawhere they will also use the South Korean market name.

From — Optimas were a rebadged variant of the Hyundai Sonatadiffering only from the Sonata in minor exterior kix details and equipment content. In Australia, the Optima was introduced optimx Mayoffered only with a 2.

The updated Optima was offered with a new 2. Thanks in part to better marketing, sales increased to 41, units inan all-time high. The Optima was sold untilwhen it was replaced by the Magentis. The Optima received a optia update.

The car was a luxurious version of Kia Optima sold in South Korea. The grille was redesigned for the Manuxl States in model year to feature the Kia badge, and the headlamps were restyled for model year. This generation differed further from the Hyundai Sonata donor vehicle than the previous model.

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Unlike the previous Optima though, this vehicle uses a global platform, unique to Kia, designated “MG”. The car continues to be built in South Korea and shares its 2. The second generation Kia Optima was launched in Malaysia on August 15, powered by a 2. This update features new front-end styling and tail lamps. In addition to the revised exterior, length is also slightly increased by roughly 70 millimetres 2.

There is also a new engine and the interior has also been revised. In certain markets, the option of satellite navigation is offered. The new Theta II 2. A five-speed manual transmission is standard in the base model, and a five-speed automatic is included with mid- and high-end levels or as an option in the base model.

In Australia, the Magentis was introduced in Augustand replaced the Optima. Initially available with a choice of 2. Inthe V6 engine was dropped, as was the EX-L model, leaving only the entry-level 2.

While the manal model was never officially launched, a very small number were imported for “evaluation” purposes, and eventually sold to the public as demos. It features a much sleeker, sportier profile designed by new Kia design chief Peter Schreyerfollowing the new design language featured on the Kia ForteKia Sorentoand upcoming Kia Sportage and Kia Cadenza — and using Kia’s new corporate grille, known as the Tiger Nosealso designed by Schreyer.


For the first time, this model will be using the Optima name worldwide, where the Magentis name had ki used previously. Sales began in fall The new K5 was released in the South Korean market on April 29, Standard equipment includes safety features such as electronic stability control ESC and ABS brakes, as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, cooled glove box, iPod connectivity, and handsfree Bluetooth phone operation.

A panoramic moonroof, heated and cooled mamual seats, heated rear seats and a navigation system are also available. SX models add a rear spoilermetal pedals, black hybrid metal and carbon insert trim, paddle shifters, and illuminated scuff plates. A Hybrid model and a Turbo model were also released.

The third generation Kia Optima is built and manufactured in West Point, Georgiawhich began in with the model. In Australia, the new Optima went on sale in January Initially available in only one grade, the highly specified “Platinum”, it was later joined by an entry-level “Si” model in the model year.

Both models feature a 2. A manual is not offered.

The third generation Kia Optima was launched in Malaysia on December 27, powered by a 2. In a March comparison test by Car and Driverthe Optima came in third place out of six cars behind the first place Volkswagen Passat and the second place Honda Accord.

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During its first month in the market sold units. It also utilizes an active shutter system behind the upper the grille, allowing the car to redirect airflow when the gas engine’s heat levels allow such as when the car is operating in EV mode to improve aerodynamics, or to assist in more rapid warming up of the gas engine.

In its 7,mile drive across the 48 states, the car recorded an average of In order to qualify for the kiq, the car had two people and luggage throughout the entire trip.

The Kia Optima went on-sale manuxl the end of It shares a platform with the Hyundai Sonataand offers a new design, with new features maunal enhancements.

As with the previous-generation Optima, the new model was designed by Kia’s Chief of Design, Peter Schreyerwho was a previous designer for Optimaa GroupAG, working mainly with their Audi division of luxury cars. The new K5 was released in the South Korean market on July 15, A plug-in hybrid variant was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show. The Optima PHEV has an active grille, which automatically opens and closes at high and low speeds, contributing to reduce the Cd.


Retail deliveries began in the United States in January with 40 units sold. The introduction of the SW should broaden the appeal of the Optima.

The SW variant is sold worldwide excluding the North American and South Korea market, as station wagons have been overtaken by Crossover Utility Vehicles as the standard family hauler. The facelifted model of Kia Optima was presented officially in Geneva motor show.

The Kia Optima Convertible Concept was shown in ; a 4-door concept car similar to the Kia Optima sedan without a roof and rear-hinged doors for the rear passengers in place of the front-hinged doors of the production car.

The new Optima will continue to offer its familiar 2. As before, no V6 engine options amnual be available. All engines will offer improved fuel economy ratings. A Hybrid version has not yet been announced, however, it is likely that Kia will release a hybrid Optima by Like its Ootima Sonata Hybrid platform mate, the existing Optima Hybrid will most likely continue to be sold as a model, with the new model debuting by mid Standard features for the new Optima are expected to include, as with the current Optima: The Optima is a two-time winner of the International Car of the Year award.

Kia defeated rivals Ford, Chevrolet, Porsche, Aston Martin and Nissan to become the first Korean auto manufacturer to win the championship. Kia Racing finished the season with 13 podium finishes, including 5 race wins.

Meanwhile, the turbocharged Optima race cars led more on-track miles than any other manufacturer in the class this season.

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