America's most sort of exciting mid-sizer — the Kia Optima SX — just got better! Ok, not really better. Or faster. And there's no manual transmission. But it is more expensive in new SX Limited trim, almost reaching the $35,000 mark. What do you have to be high on to pay that for a mid-size sedan? Oh… right. »
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. »
You know the Kia Optima? Not really, no? The Optima is what you would buy because you just didn't like the Suzuki Forenza. Though a mid-cycle refreshment, it's a definite improvement over the "only as a rental car" original design. There's also more power for the four-cylinder engine, which is now nearly as powerful… »
It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago...
— Dan Quayle
Bob Fulkerson caught a new Kia Magentis/Optima during a commercial shoot in Chicago, outside his apartment window — ahead of the models' official unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show. The car in question appears to be tagged as a Magentis,… »
Edmunds Inside Line reports Hyundai's Kia division will show its next-generation Optima sedan — a doppleganger of Kia's Euro-model Magentis, and platform mate of the Hyundai Sonata — in Frankfurt. While the Hyundai will don more luxurious garb (stop snickering), its Kia cousin will be more plain-Jane, though will… »