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Kia 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

Fifth-gen Kia Optima is all set to go on sale in the first half of 2020, but seeing the ongoing pandemic situation, the launch could get delayed. The company has revealed a lot of details about the revised D-segment sedan. The upcoming car gets several powertrain options and new technologies, some of which are said to be first for the vehicle. The new car is 50 mm longer, 25 mm wider, and is 20 mm shorter than the ongoing model. Also, the wheelbase is up by 45 mm, making the cabin spacious than before. The exterior gets some revolutionary changes, and the interior takes an evolutionary approach. The car also gets Kia’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that includes several driving aids.

Kia Optima Price

The Optima is priced between RM 139,888 and RM 169,888 .

Kia Optima Variants

There are 2 variants available of Optima: 2.0 EX and 2.0 GT.

Kia Optima Power-trains

The Optima is powered by a 1999cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 160 hp of power and 196 Nm of torque and 1998cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 242 hp of power and 356 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 6-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

Kia Optima Features

The feature list of Optima includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Automatic Climate Control, Air Quality Control, Heater, Rear A/C Vents, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Heated Seats - Front, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, On Board Computer, Automatic Headlamps, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Remote Trunk Opener, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Rear Seat Center Arm Rest, Cup Holders-Front, Cup Holders-Rear, Seat Lumbar Support, Bottle Holder, Vanity Mirror, Keyless Entry and Central Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, CD Player, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Integrated 2DIN Audio.

Kia Optima Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock, Digital Odometer, Electric Adjustable Seats and Driving Experience Control Eco.

Kia Optima Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rain Sensing Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Sun Roof, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna and Remote Fuel Lid Opener.

Kia Optima Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Side Airbag-Rear, Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning and Traction Control.

Kia Optima Competitors

The Optima Competitors are: Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Cruze, Proton Perdana and Honda Civic.

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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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 Verdict

Optima 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.

Kia Optima 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.



Optima 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.

 

Kia Optima 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.

Optima 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.

 

Kia Optima 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.



Optima 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.

Kia Optima 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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    THEVANTHA Okt 14, 2020 for Kia Optima

    If you are looking for a balanced, well-posed, powerful and value for money sedan in the Malaysian market then Kia Optima might just be the most “optimal” choice for you. Quite like its name, the car has been designed and optimized for the complete satisfaction of anyone who buys the car. I got the car last year and ever since Read More

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    Junada Ogo 26, 2020 for Kia Optima

    Recently I have purchased the new version of Kia Optima. I am really charmed at the impressive performance of this car. The car provides you extra room and comfort. That simply delights me and my family, especially when we plan long trips. The infotainment system is sleek and advanced. I have no complain in that regards either. Even if you Read More

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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
What are the Dimensions of Kia Optima?

Below are the Dimensions of Kia Optima:

Feature Value
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Length 4855 mm
Height 1465 mm
Wheel Base 2805 mm
Front Tread 1860 mm
Rear Tread 1860 mm
No Of Doors 4
What is the Engine Capacity of Kia Optima?

Kia Optima comes with 2 variants. The Top variant 2.0 GT:

Engine Specification
Engine 1998 cc
Power 242 hp

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