2010 Kia Optima biggest star at 2010 New York Auto Show

The 2011 Kia Optima might be the biggest “sales” star of the NY Show. The styling, power and finish are very impressive with this car that shows like a much more expensive vehicle.

From AutoGuide.com:

For 2010 the New York Auto Show has a bit of everything and continues to deliver with a concentrated presence of luxury vehicles. But this year the luxury fits into numerous niche segments. On one end, there’s the world premiere of the 2011 Infiniti QX56 SUV, while on the other there’s the North American debut of the Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback. Luxury even takes wagon form, with Acura announcing the TSX Sport Wagon and Cadillac unveiling a CTS-V Sport Wagon concept. Heck, Hyundai even unveiled a flagship luxury sedan, called the Equus, that is designed to compete with cars like the Mercedes S-Class. Aston Martin is showed its four-door Rapide and Porsche has on display its Cayenne S Hybrid SUV.

In more traditional luxury, BMW unveiled the all-new 2011 5 Series for the first time in North America, flanked by the facelifted 3 Series, sporty 335is, 2011 X5 and Alpina B7.

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2011 Kia Optima ahead of schedule

Just when you start to realize how good Kia is doing they one up it and release the 2011 Kia Optima ahead of the New York Auto Show. These events make you think about how much Kia will grow with home runs abound. The skin and interior are both serious upgrades and the new model is longer, lower and wider than it’s predecessor. It appears this car has styling, muscle and elegance at what will be a very reasonable price. I’m not too crazy about the rims but I need to see those in person! Other than that this will be a big, big seller!

Kia has just released a selection of photos of the all-new 2011 Optima (known as the Magentis in some markets), ahead of the car’s world premiere at the New York Auto Show. Simply put, it’s stunning, looking like a more premium German model with a touch of Ford Taurus muscle.

This new model is longer, lower and wider than the predecessor, which should result in a more comfortable ride, better handling and more interior room. Based on the same platform as the newly released Hyundai Sonata, the Optima doesn’t have quite the coupe-like look, with a rather high Lexus IS-like rear end. It features Kia’s “tiger” front end design with a flat nose and large grille, while LED lights are used on the bumper.

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