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Configure The 2011 Kia Optima, Get Estimated Pricing
Configure The 2011 Kia Optima, Get Estimated Pricing

When we brought you the first images of the new 2011 Kia Optima from the New York Auto Show, it was clear that this sister car to the 2011 Hyundai Sonata was different--in a good way. For Kia especially, the new Optima is an impressive and attractive vehicle set to help move the brand up the ranks...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
Kia Schools Us in Smart Style with 2011 Optima Interior

  The 2011 Kia Optima doesn't arrive in showrooms until the fall, but earlier this year the South Korean automaker blitzed the 2010 New York auto show with its upcoming four-door with a showy worldwide reveal, a press release with some details on the car's powertrains and features, and best of...Read More»

MINI Press Conference, 2010 New York Auto Show
Amazingly for New York, Less IS More at the 2010 Auto Show

Article by Bruce Richter; photographs by Robert Didal. The 2010 New York Auto Show had several themes this year. One was the prevalance and prominence of the greenest solutions, with literally dozens of hybrid and electric vehicles, which I covered on AllCarsElectric.com. The show's second...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
2011 Kia Optima: First Look from the 2010 New York Auto Show

We've been teased a few times with sketches of the 2011 Kia Optima, but today we've got the real thing live from the upcoming 2010 New York Auto Show, with an on-sale date expected for the fall. The current Optima's more typical of the last generation of Kia cars: functional but unexciting. In our...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima teaser
Kia Teases Racier Look For 2011 Optima, Ahead Of NY Show

The Kia Optima, in its current or past iterations, has never been much of a looker, but that appears about to change. With this New York Auto Show concept teased here in these photos, Kia shows that it's taking a completely new design direction with its upcoming, all-new 2011 Kia Optima. The new...Read More»

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The 2010 Kia Optima Sedan: With Camry Sales Sliding Can Kia Make a Move in the Family Segment?

Although the advertised base price for the 2010 Kia Optima is only $17,995 that is only for the manual transmission base model which is no doubt "impossible" to find on dealer lots. And who wants a manual transmission when you are looking for comfortable, spacious and fuel efficient family...Read More»

Kia Forte hybrid unveiled
Kia Shows Off Forte Hybrid, Plans For Hydrogen Fuel Cell And Plug-In Vehicles

  Not to be outdone by Nissan's fairly jaw-dropping announcement of EVs and infrastructure earlier this week, Kia unveiled its new Forte hybrid yesterday. It's a liquefied petroleum/electric combo, and it's set to hit lots in South Korea this August. Here are some of the tech details that we know...Read More»

Mid-Size Cars Better in Crash Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says sedans are getting more safe. The IIHS, which is underwritten by the insurance industry, crash-tested seven '08 mid-size sedans for front, side and rear impacts in its most recent testing. The sedans -- Chevrolet Malibu, Dodge Avenger, Infiniti G35...Read More»

Kia Optimizes Optima for 2009

Let’s face it: some products are just, well, boring. And there’s been no better case in point than the Kia Optima, a sedan that could get lost in a crowd, even if it were on its own. Think of it as “The poster child for the old Kia,” acknowledged Kia spokesman Alex Fedorek. For...Read More»

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