What kind of crazy world is it when Kia is releasing the most desirable new non-performance car at the NY show? Ambitious styling, high-tech engines, MacPherson front and multi-link rear suspension add up to a possible killer mid-size.
Now I'm not the kind of person to get worked up by a mid-size. A decade or so ago the class was full of fun, practical, cheap cars, but now the US Accord and that beige thing Toyota makes are just plain terrible. The Fusion's ok and all, but it's nothing to get excited about. Given the lowest of expectations we have for the class, the 2011 Kia Optima kind of is.