The heated backseat is yet another class-exclusive. Blind-Spot Detection and Backup Warning Sensors will also be available, as will Automatic Emergency Braking. Performance-wise, the new Optima does it all right, with a sweet, powerful-yet-economical engine, great steering, and a quick, nimble feel overall. Considering cumulative sales in the U. I realised that I am paying for a Korean car price with continental feel and features. What I like The features, the muscles you hardly find from the reliable Japanese competition.
It has everything, and in fact, more than what you may get from a continental car. However, seating in the Optima is one weak spot. If somebody does not believe me, go to book your test drive! I haven't even got started with the drivetrain. Lots of leg room space 3. Center console is slightly tilt towards the driver which makes it convenient for the driver to access the info-tainment system. Already recommending to relatives and friends! The facelifted 2014 model was unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in March.
What I like The features have improved by a lot compared to earlier Cat B models. The test drive car also didn't have the rear view camera to help. Finally, I put the car out for a drive. Cover up the badge, and from the outside we wouldn't be surprised if it were a Saab or a Volkswagen. If Kia were to bring in the 1. Sales began in fall 2010. If you're looking for a car packed with power and torque, I suppose K5 might not be your favourite choice, but it is definitely a comfortable ride.
Owners can register with Kia to receive reimbursement for the gas consumed above and beyond expected levels; more details are found at. So far I have only managed to get about 8 to 8. What I like Many features for the price you pay for. Kia Racing finished the season with 13 podium finishes, including 5 race wins. What I do not like Well, 2. All prices and other information displayed on sgCarMart.
Visit our partner sites who have for , , and. Review Went to Ubi showroom to try out this highly graded K5. Honestly, this is a kind if car I will not look forward to drive it - it is not a driver's car if u know what I mean. It shares a platform with the 2015 , and offers a new design, with new features and enhancements. Performance is adequate for town driving but may be lacking for cross country drives up North. Up close it seems overly fussy- not as odd looking as the front end of an i45 but it just looks a bit too contrived.
Built on a completely new platform, also shared with the new Hyundai Sonata, the car fields a very powerful and unmistakable exterior design. Light footer and mostly city drive. Electric seat for driver 7. An aggressive stance, chrome tipped dual exhausts and, on top trims, flashy chrome wheels complete the look. The plug-in hybrid features a 50 kW and 2.
It also utilizes an active shutter system behind the upper grille, allowing the car to redirect airflow when the gas engine's heat levels allow such as when the car is operating in mode to improve aerodynamics, or to assist in more rapid warming up of the gas engine. Backseat comfort is quite good though, with decent legroom and just enough headroom. One key note is that the seat for the front passenger is low and the seat cannot be adjusted higher. In order to qualify for the record, the car had two people and luggage throughout the entire trip. Oh well, not that it's suitable for Singapore roads anyway.
Nissan Trans is out for me as it's made in Thailand. That would be a serious gamechanger. For the first time, this model will be using the Optima name worldwide, where the Magentis name had been used previously. There's enough width in back for three across, provided your passengers aren't too tall or wide. Still I believe it will get admiring glances most of the time. But it's all been tuned in a way that makes the Optima feel as refined and comfortable-riding as the Volkswagen Passat but as responsive, nearly, as the Mazda6.