Optima-stic New Kia Arrives In Singapore

BY Burnpavement

The new Optima K5 looks set to be the next rising sun.

One look at it and you won't be able to tell that it's a Kia. The new design streaks of Kia that we first saw in the Cerato Forte and Koup continues in  the Optima K5. With the bold ‘tiger’ face that’s edged by sharp-looking projector headlamps.

Longer, wider and lower than before, the Kia’s coupe-like profile is accentuated by the low and sleek roof line. Still, Kia claims the interior to be spacious, and with class-leading levels of safety and luxury equipment, the Optima K5 will come with a black interior and ‘sports package’ as standard.

Locally, there will only be one engine variant: the 2.0L MPI petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter Theta II MPI engine produces 163hp at 6,200 rpm, with 198 Nm of torque at 4600 rpm. The Optima will go from 0-100km/h in 10.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 210km/h. Yet, it'll still return a 7.6 l/100 km fuel economy rating if you're gentle.