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Kia Optima

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RM 139,888 - RM 169,888
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Optima Specs
Engine 1999 cc
Power 160 hp
Transmission Type Automatic
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Central Locking Yes
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Optima Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Optima

Attractive styling in and out

Refined engine

Things We Dont Like in Optima

Limited head room at the rear

Recent Updates of Optima

The fifth-generation Kia Optima is estimated to go on sale in the first half of 2020. It is said to feature a striking new design along with many technological updates. Kia is also looking forward to dropping the name “Optima” and use the name “K5” instead from 2020. For now, the Optima is being offered in two variants in the Malaysian market – the 2.0 EX priced at RM 139,888 and the 2.0 GT priced at RM 169,888. The EX is powered by a 2.0-litre engine, which produces 163 PS of power and 196 Nm of torque while the GT is powered by a 2.0-litre mill that produces 245 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. 

Kia Optima 2020 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Kia Optima 2.0 EX RM 139,888 *
OTR Price
1999 cc, 160 hp, Automatic, Petrol
Kia Optima 2.0 GT RM 169,888 *
OTR Price
1998 cc, 242 hp, Automatic, Petrol
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RM 139,888 - RM 169,888
RM 139,888 - RM 169,888
RM 139,888 - RM 169,888
RM 139,888 - RM 169,888
RM 139,888 - RM 169,888

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Kia Optima Colors

Optima is available in 9 different colors - Clear White, Snow White Pearl, Silky Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Blue, Platinum Graphite, Moss Gray, Pluto Brown and Runway Red.

  • Clear White

  • Snow White Pearl

  • Silky Silver

  • Aurora Black Pearl

  • Gravity Blue

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Kia Optima Review

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict

Overview

Currently the biggest and most premium sedan offering from Kia in Malaysia, the Kia Optima has been a well-received sedan globally, owing to the style and premium appeal it offers. The Kia Optima belongs to a category that is already dominated by some very well established names like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The Malaysian-spec Kia Optima is offered in a single powertrain option and four colours – white, black, grey and dark blue.

Interior & Features

Contrary to the extrovert styling of the Kia Optima, the interior cabin looks quite simple, but it is far from boring or staid. It is a good mixture of elegance and sportiness, which explains its true intentions of the car offering the best of both the worlds.

The multifunctional steering wheel looks nice with round centre boss and a nice looking silver spoke at the bottom. The simply designed instrument console with a 4.2-inch MID screen in between looks sober as well.

The outward theme for the dashboard looks and feels premium with soft-touch plastics, with a touchscreen infotainment system encased in a trapezoidal housing and a trapezoidal-shaped lower center console housing the array of buttons for automatic climate control. One can sense the layout of the entire dashboard to be much similar to that of the BMW’s sedans, which though is not a bad thing at all.

The Kia Optima is loaded with top of the line kit, including memory function for rearview mirrors and front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, sunroof, powered and heated front seats, Harman Kardon music system with 10 speakers, push-button start with keyless entry, auto cruise control, rear door sunshade, and 60:40 split rear seats, etc.



Exterior

The Kia Optima is quite a looker, for the sedan looks big and stylish, with an essence of a coupe towards the rear. This is one of the best designs to come out of the house of this Korean manufacturer.

The Kia Optima too wears the company’s familiar tiger-nose grille, albeit in a sleeker form and with vertical chrome slats within it. The sweptback headlamps adjacent to this grille do come with dual LED projector bulbs as well as daytime running LEDs. What brings attention here is the very sleek and small set of LED fog lamps, which do standout here.

The side profile of the Kia Optima seeks a slight inspiration from the mighty Stinger GT, with a unique design for the C-pillar as well as super sporty alloy wheels. However, there is no other prominent character line here which can be specially mentioned. The very long and slightly rounded on the edges LED tail lamp do make the rear look wide and large.

 

Mileage Running Cost

The amalgamation of Multi-point fuel injection (MPI) and continuously variable valve timing (VCCL) in the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine allows it to deliver a decent mileage of 13.2 km/l. VCCL equipped in the engine, varies the height of valve opening according to the engine conditions, thus resulting in improved fuel economy and mileage.

Ride & Handling

The Kia Optima not only is sporty in the way it looks, but also in the way it behaves on the tarmac. With what Kia calls as a sport-tuned suspension, the Kia Optima offers a tautness in its steering and suspension balance, which surely is engineered keeping enthusiastic drivers in mind.

 

Engine & Fuel Consumption

While the Kia Optima is sold with a variety of engine options overseas, the one sold in Malaysia comes with a single powertrain option of a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Coupled with a 6-speed torque converter, the engine produces a peak power output of 245 PS.



Braking & Safety

For a premium sedan, the Kia Optima is equipped with all the range-topping features like front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, electronic stability control, traction control, front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera, blind spot collision warning, lane change assist, driver attention warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and around view monitor.

Verdict

The Kia Optima surely feels athletic and a current-generation car, whatever aspect of it you take into consideration. With a fastback styling, which looks super sleek and modern, sophisticated interior cabin design and equally sophisticated features and a powertrain and chassis balance which is a delight for the driving enthusiast, it ticks many right boxes. 

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    Nazmi Jan 11, 2020 for Kia Optima

    The Kia Optima has the perfect blend of sportiness and simple sophistication in its design, which other executive sedans simply do no have. The Optima surely has got the big luxury car appeal both in and out, which makes a stunning vehicle from visual aspect. And it is not only the looks and build quality which gives the Kia Optima Read More

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    Adib Sep 12, 2018 for Kia Optima

    Did you ever think that Kia will launch such a phenomenal package which can compete with a BMW or Mercedes? Yes. I am talking about my new car Kia Optima GT. When I went to the showroom I was not sure which of the cars to opt for. My wife was insisting instead of thinking on the price part to Read More

Kia Optima FAQ

  • What are the Safety Features Available in Kia Optima?

    The safety features available in Kia Optima Below:

    Feature Value
    Driver Airbag Yes
    Passenger Airbag Yes
    Side Airbag-Front Yes
    Child Safety Locks Yes
    Side Airbag-Rear Yes
    Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
    Brake Assist Yes
    Ebd Yes
    Vehicle Stability Control System Yes
    Rear Seat Belts Yes
    Seat Belt Warning Yes
    Day & Night Rear View Mirror Yes
    Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts Yes
    Rear Camera Yes
    Parking Sensors Yes
    Crash Sensor Yes
    Engine Check Warning Yes
    Tyre Pressure Monitor Yes
    Front Impact Beams Yes
    Side Impact Beams Yes
    Door Ajar Warning Yes
    Traction Control Yes

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