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Kia Optima, Sedan
Aug 11, 2005 (10:06 am)
The new 2006 Hyundai Sonata is a great and popular car. Today Hyundai released the pictures of an upcoming Optima, which is based on Sonata.
It looks better then Sonata in my opinion. It should drive great too. Looks like Hyunkia is on a roll.
#2 of 906 Sure is nice looking, indeed...
Aug 11, 2005 (5:44 pm)
go over to the Kia Optima thread here on Edmunds and read the last few posts(posts 444-448 or so)for more coverage of this hot new Kia, the Optima. I didn't know that the one in the picture above and in the Kia Optima thread was the 2007 Kia Optima design. The 2006 Kia Optima will look like the 2005 Kia Optima, then? Just curious.
This car looks great and just looks like it's well-built. HyunKia is riding quite a wave right now. Quite a wave.
#3 of 906 Re: Sure is nice looking, indeed... [iluvmysephia1]
Oct 28, 2005 (8:36 pm)
Actually, it appears the picture above is the 2006 Optima--the 2006 New Optima. Yes, folks, it looks like Kia is going to do the same thing with the next-gen Optima that they did with the Spectra--confuse the heck out of us. Take a look at:
Scroll down to where you will see:
2006 Kia New Optima 4-DR w/SAB (PC/Me)
2006 Kia Optima 4-DR w/SAB (PC/Me)
Oct 29, 2005 (7:04 am)
But how will Hyundai/Kia separate the Sonata from the Optima?
#6 of 906 Not getting 3.3L V6 from Sonata?
Nov 04, 2005 (9:26 pm)
From the pics I've seen so far, the Optima looks fantastic. Much better than the Sonata, which isn't bad looking itself.
Supposedly, future Kias are supposed to be more sporty and Hyundais are geared more toward comfort and luxury. If that is the case, why would the Optima only get a 2.7L V6? Is this the same 2.7 that's currently in several Hyundai and Kia products now?
The 3.3L V6 would make a great combo with the good looks of the Optima. Hopefully they'll decide to offer it, even if they continue with the 2.7L. They could offer the 3.3L on a high-end performance trim level.
#7 of 906 Optima 2007
Nov 07, 2005 (8:19 pm)
In korea, they named LOTZE will appear on 10th this month
There are three types of engine 1.8, 2.0, 2.4
In case of 2.4, the engine is same with 06 sonata's called
It's possible to be featured improved 2.7 v6than previous
or 3.3 v6 in it
Better interior and exterior look, much better engine performance, that's certainly all about new Optima
Jan 09, 2006 (3:08 pm)
this thread's been dead for 2 months!
Kia just unveiled the Optima at Detroit. It looks pretty nice on the outside, but slightly derivative. The front headlights look like the ones on the Infiniti Q45.
#9 of 906 Pics of the Optima
Jan 10, 2006 (8:24 pm)
I found these pics of the Optima (known as Magentis in other markets) and it looks pretty darn good. The interior is fantastic looking to me, much better than the Sonata's. The only disappointment is that the V6 option is only a 185hp 2.7L. Maybe Hyundai will share their 3.3L in the near future?
#10 of 906 $1000 for 3 years extension warranty, is it worth?
Jan 14, 2006 (8:09 pm)
I have a Kia Optima 2001 with 60000 mile used, my Kia dealer sell me the extension warranty, $1000 for 3 years (everything covered), right now, my car runs very well and verything is fine, is it worth to pay such amount for the next the 3 years? thanks.