2016 Kia Optima New Design

Sportspace that would be a promise kept was well known, and there are now also testing. Kia will produce series for the first time a wagon variant of the Optima, large sedan that like in the US, but to “break through” in our country needs reinforcements. Form, precisely, a station version, designed especially to meet the needs of corporate fleets.

2016 Kia Optima soprt

Arrive by the end of 2016

What you see here is the first of the new forklift model, dealing with road testing before the debut. A date already fixed, as anticipated by Michael Cole: number one Kia Europe, we interviewed at the IAA, had spoken of a launch planned by the end of 2016.

2016 Kia Optima exterior

Compared to rivals Kia Optima

The prototype, as reported by our photographers, was surprised during a phase of “benchmarking” with some of the main rivals: the protagonists of the comparison, VW Passat, Opel Insignia Sports Tourer, Ford Mondeo SW, Mazda 6 Wagon and Hyundai i40 Wagon .

To discover the rear. The car, characterized by a front end identical to that of the sedan, presents camuffature very heavy at the rear. Down there, according to the information of the stylistic Sportspace should hide dynamic lines similar to the concept, which clearly alluded to a future sporty station.

2016 Kia Optima interior

Range wide Kia Optima

even sports or plug-ins. Expectations are high on the new wagon: “In this segment, 70% of sales are station,” he recalled Cole. Anticipating the first details on the range: the family, as the sedan variant will have a plug-in hybrid and a sporty GT, driven by new turbo petrol 2.0 T-GDI. Altogether, the two body variants will generate 30,000 units per year in our continent, according to estimates by the House.