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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