The Kia Optima GDi now comes fitted with an engine so efficient, it doesnâ€™t compromise on anything. With 7% more torque at low engine rpms and 12% more torque at the high end - 250Nm @ 4 250rpm - the 2.4 ThetaII GDi engine is designed for better acceleration and overtaking performance. Its maximum power is 148kW @ 6 300rpm with a maximum engine speed of 6 700rpm. Under the piston crown, a cooling jet sprays oil over the piston walls, reducing friction and achieving better fuel economy. The engine is also designed to â€˜breatheâ€™ more with a system that adjusts the amount of air being sucked into the combustion chamber and creates an optimal air-to-fuel mix. The injection has two phases which reduce loading on the catalytic converter and helps with lower emissions. So you get more power for less fuel at lower emissions. Another reason why admiration comes standard in the new GDi-powered Kia Optima.
The Optimaâ€™s muscular athleticism is carried through to the cabin. A cockpit area shaped around the driver combines with a sturdy 4-spoke steering wheel for complete control. Take your seat in the Optima and what registers first is the array of technologically advanced features at your disposal. From paddle shifters to auto cruise control, and from a bright, easily-readable supervision cluster to the wraparound, driver-oriented centre fascia, this is a car designed for the here and now, with one eye on the future.
With a bodyshell conceived as a single futuristic unit, the high-tech silhouette conveys all the clean, streamlined references its designers could muster. The striking, sharply styled front end is further refined by the contrasting black of the signature Kia radiator grille, bezel frame headlights and lower air dam. The Optima is dynamism personified.
Safety is up there with style, dynamics and performance when it comes to car design. The Optima incorporates a whole range of state-of-the-art features to provide you and your passengers with safety of the highest order. These include electronic stability control for when you have to brake suddenly, oversize disc brakes for smooth, controlled and powerful braking, and details such as a rear view camera and active headrests in the front seats.
2.4 Auto Max Power (kW @ rpm) 148/6300 Max Torque (Nm @ rpm) 250/4250 Type In-line 4 cyl, DOHC GDI D-CVVT Displacement (cc) 2359
2.4 Auto Min Ground Clearance (mm) 135 Overall Height (Mm) 1,455 Overall Length (Mm) 4,845 Overall Width (mm) 1,830 Towing Mass (Braked) (kg) 1300 Towing Mass (Unbraked) (kg) 650
2.4 Auto 1st Gear 4.212 2nd Gear 2.637 3rd Gear 1.800 4th Gear 1.386 5th Gear 1.000 6th Gear 0.772 Reverse 3.385 Final 3.064
2.4 Auto Drivetrain - Type Front wheel Drive Hydraulic Power Assist Turning Radius (m) 5.45 Type Rack and pinion
2.4 Auto Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS) Brake Assist System (BAS) Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) Electronic Stability Control ESC Hill-start Assist Control HAC Traction Control TCS Front Ventilated discs Rear Solid discs
2.4 Auto Front Mcpherson strut Rear Multi-link
Wheels & Tyres
2.4 Auto Alloy Rims Tyres 225/45R18 Wheels 18 inch
2.4 Auto Capacity (litres) 70 Petrol Unleaded Petrol Unleaded
2.4 Auto Active ECO button Auto defog system Auto-locking doors Automatic headlight leveling Bluetooth connectivity Climate Control - Dual zone full automatic Cruise Control Electric Chromic Mirror Fog Lights - Front Headlight washers Heated & cooled air ventilation seats (driver/passenger) Infinity Sound System: Radio/6CD + MP3/iPod/USB connection LED Daytime Running Lights LED Rear Combination Lights Xenon Headlights Map lights with sunglass case Memory seat function (driver) Paddle shifter for automatic Panoramic Sunroof optional Power driver (8 way) + passenger (4 way) seat Power lumbar support (driver) Rainsensing Wipers Rear air ventilation vent Rear parking assist system Rear View Camera Remote Steering Controls Sports Seats: leather & woven cloth Start/Stop button with Smart Key Static bending lamps Super Vision Cluster With Built In Message Centre Trip Computer 60:40 rear seats split Auto Light Control
Service & Warranty
2.4 Auto Service Intervals 1 Year / 15 000km Roadside Assistance 3 Year Unlimited km Warranty 5 Year / 150 000km Service Plan 5 Year / 90 000km