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

Optima Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Optima
  • Safety is ample
  • Spacious interior
  • Price worthy

Not many additions in the new model

Not many additions in the new model

Things We Dont Like in Optima
  • Not the best power to weight figures
  • Insufficient boot space
  • Not many additions in the new model

Optima Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
2.0 EX RM 139,888 *
OTR Price
1999 cc, 160 hp, Automatic, Petrol
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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Optima Review

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


Once a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts, who would have expected that this conglomerate would one day become the second-largest automobile manufacturer of South Korea. With a successful debut at the New York International Auto Show, the all new Kia Optima is ready to roll on the Malaysian roads. The new refined face-lift has a sleek silhouette this time. Auto leveling HID projection headlights with static bending lights throws a sense of elegance to the bodywork. The chrome glossed honey comb grille and the front air intake hole, transports ample air to the engine bay. The sports package available in the new Optima comprises a rear air diffuser and a rear combination lamps, that throws a sporty impression to the sedan. Apart from this, the electronically controlled gull-wing folding ORVM's and chrome toned door handles give an up-scale touch to the exterior. The driver oriented center fascia has ergonomically arranged controls. D-shaped steering wheel is equipped with auto cruise control through which you can switch to your way of driving. It also has audio controls engraved in it, through which you can operate the audio without letting your hands-off the steering wheel. The supervision cluster has a 4.3 inch TFT LCD screen that avails plethora of driver information (including rear view camera) and audio controls. High quality Infinity sound system comes with 8-speakers, providing rich and luxurious sound. 8-way Power Driver Seat with memory function creates a comfortable space inside.
The ventilated front seats keeps you cozy in any whether condition and the panoramic sunroof of the vehicle lets you gasp fresh air from outside. The Nu 2.0 MPI engine of the Optima churns out 165 PS at 6500 rpm boosting a maximum torque of 196 Nm at 4800 rpm. The 6-Speed automatic transmission of the Optima allows it to touch 100 km/h in just 11 seconds and enables it to attain a top speed of 208 km/h. Continuous Variable Valve Lift (CVVL) technology equipped in the engine enable it to deliver a decent mileage of 13.2 km/l. The Optima comes with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) that includes- electronic stability control, ABS/EBD, brake assist, traction control system and hill-assist control which controls brakes, engine torque and steering torque in order to improve stability of vehicle. 6-airbag system in the car prevents fatal injuries during crash. Apart from these it also has impact and speed sensing auto door locks.

Interior & Features

The interior of the Optima is a truNot many additions in the new modele blend of soft touch materials and fit-and-finish quality. The driver oriented centre fascia has a couple of ergonomically arranged controls. D-shaped steering wheel is engraved with cruise control, drive selection mode and audio controls. The paddle shift enables one for brisk shifting of gear. 4.3 inch TFT LCD touch screen has driver information system and audio controls with rear view camera display. 8-way power adjustable seats at the front are air ventilated, that keeps you cozy in all weather conditions. Driver lumbar support allows optimum seating comfort with just a touch of button. Dual-zone full-auto temperature control creates two different temperature zones for individual preference. The 60:40 folding rear seat allows ample space to accommodate your luggage in the trunk. Panoramic sunroof in the car gives a sense of spaciousness and allows fresh breeze to come in. Electronic chromic mirror ensures proper visibility by automatically reducing the intensity of light coming from the rear traffic.

Interior Comfort:

This luxury sedan has plethora of new features installed in it. The smart key system with push-button start allows you to lock or unlock the door and start the engine with just a push of button. Interior mood lamps creates a soothing ambiance at night. The cooling glove box keeps your drinks and snacks chilled through out the journey. AC vents at the rear provides comfortable cooling to all the passengers. The car comes with a sunglass storage area near the map lamps for easy store of your glasses. Auto up and down windows on all four doors have Auto Safety Pinching which reopens whenever it senses an obstacle in its way. Rear seat armrest with cup holder provides easy storage of bottles and cups during long travel.

Interior Measurements:

With 60:40 folding ratio of the seats, the boot space of the car is designed to attain a figure of 437 litres. With a generous space inside, the legroom of the car is 1155 mm at the front and 880 mm at the rear.

Stereo and Accessories:

The Infinity sound system equipped in the Optima provides a quality and luxurious sound. Surround sound of the 8- speaker and subwoofer with AMP combination transforms the cabin into a concert hall. The music system has a built-in CD player and a MP3 playback compatibility. Controls of the audio system are steering mounted apart from the 4.3 inch touch screen. USB connectivity allows you to listen to your favorite list of songs from your iPad or other external devices. The 4.3 inch TFT LCD touch screen has audio controls and also allows rear view camera display. Handsfree Bluetooth connectivity in the car allows easy receiving of your calls.


The reformed face-lift has a sleek silhouette. Chrome embossed honey comb front grille has air intake holes thatNot many additions in the new model gasp sufficient air for the engine. HID Xenon headlampsNot many additions in the new model at the front has auto leveling function through which you can pave your way even in the deepest darkness. The LED daytime running light engraved at the bumper throws an elegant look to the car. Ice cube design fog lamps on the bumper adds a statement to the exteriors. The Static bending lights automatically projects according to the steering movement. Electronically controlled gull-wing ORVM is integrated with LED side repeater that gives a glamorous touch to the sleek body work. The hydrophobic front door glass enables one to see clearly even in heavy rain. Sports package of the Optima includes rear air diffuser and rear combination tail lamps that gives a sporty impression at the rear. The chrome embossed door handles provides an upscale touch to the vehicle. Apart from these the sport package also accommodates classic racing inspired machine finished 18 inch alloy wheels and chrome plated dual exhaust taiNot many additions in the new modell pipes. The panoramic sunroof lets you gasp fresh air from outside. High mounted LED stop lamps provide maximum visibility for drivers behind the vehicle.

Exterior Measurements:

Kia Optima is not your regular size sedan whereas it offers an impressive length of 4845mm making it quite long amongst its segment. Width offered on this sedan measures 1830mm while the height of the car stands at 1455 mm. Thanks to its bigger length Kia has kept an elongated wheelbase for Optima going upto 2795 mm which gives enough space on the inside for legroom and to add more features and gadgets to the vehicle.


Wheels of the Optima is racing inspired and is machine finished which gives the car a true sporty trait. The 18 inch alloy of the car accommodates a tyre specification of 225/45 R18.

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.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Nu 2.0-litre MPI engine delivers a maximum power of 165 PS at 6500 rpm and a max torque of 196 Nm at 4800 rpm. Continuous variable valve timing (CVVL) technology introduced in this naturally aspirated engine allows it to deliver decent mileage as well as power. The CVVL technology varies the height of the valve according to engine conditions thus controlling the opening and closing of valves. Owing to which the power and fuel economy increases. The conventional transmission along with front wheel drive used in the car is a 6-speed automatic torque converter, which enables efficient driving.


This 2.0-litre 4-cylinder inline engine is capable of delivering a maximum power of 165 PS at 6500 rpm. The technologies installed in the engine allows it to boost a maximum torque of 196 Nm at 4800 rpm.

Acceleration and Pickup:

The brisk 6-speed automatic transmission for effortless shifting of gear in the Optima enables it to touch 100 km/h from zero in just 11 seconds, whereas Kia claims that towards attaining a top speed of 208 km/h, it drags from 60kmph to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds.

Braking & Safety

The brakes equipped in the car are ventilated disc type at the front and solid disc type at the rear. Motor driven power steering (MDPS) of the Optima accommodates a drive mode select- NORMAL/ Sport/ Eco and Auto Cruise Control. With a turning radius of 5.45 m, the car can maneuver sharp turns with ease. The combination of McPherson Strut at the front and Multi Link suspension with gas absorber at the rear provides a stable and comfortable ride throughout the journey. The brakes also come with ABS, EBD and BAS to support braking at high speeds and on tricky turns.

Safety and Security:

The Vehicle stability management in the Optima offers a plethora of decent safety feature. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) equipped in the car reduces the risk of skidding by regulating the engine torque and applying precise brake force needed for safe stop. The 18 inch wheels are equipped with 17 inch brake disc for maximum stopping efficiency. ABS/EBD installed in the car provides maximum safety during sudden braking. Traction control system (TCS) offers maximum traction even at high slippery surface. The Hill Assist Control (HAC) installed in the car allows one to drive in incline. HAC engages the brake even if you have steeped out of the brake pedal, in order to gain time for throttling, thus reducing the risk of rollback. The Blind Spot Detection (BSD) comprises both Lane Change Assist (LCA) and (Rear Cross Traffic Alert) which alerts about any vehicle when you are reversing from the parking lot. Combination of 6-air bag system(front,rear, side,curtain) ensures maximum safety during crash.

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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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