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2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon Spy Shots

When Kia unveiled its Sportspace concept car at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we were told it previewed the design of the all-new Optima, which made its debut a month later at the 2015 New York Auto Show as a 2016 model. However, we were also told that the handsome concept hinted at a new Optima... read more

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Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid

Superman-Inspired Kia Optima Hybrid: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Although Kia apparently missed the memo from 1996 that under-car neon lights are no longer cool, the overall effect of this Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid is right on... read more February 7, 2013 by 

2012 Kia Optima SX Limited

2012 Kia Optima SX Limited Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Did you spend hours after the Super Bowl trying to figure out exactly which model of Kia Optima was shown in its “Sandman” ad? It turns out that Kia chose the ad... read more February 8, 2012 by 

Kia Optima "Dream Car For Real Life" ad

Super Bowl Ads: Kia Gives Us The Stuff Of Dreams

If you were raised by wolves before being brought back into society as an adolescent, you may not get the tie-in that Kia is trying to make with its Super Bowl ad for the Kia... read more February 2, 2012 by 

Blake Griffin 2012 Kia Optima at SEMA 2011

Blake Griffin Kia Optima: 2011 SEMA Live Photos

Earlier this year, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin pulled a wicked dunk over a Kia Optima (video below), and now Kia has taken the wraps off a Blake Griffin-themed... read more November 1, 2011 by 

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

The new Sonata Hybrid has been getting most of the limelight in the Hyundai-Kia family but Kia has a few bright spots in the pipeline that will certainly be making their mark... read more November 17, 2010 by 

2011 Kia Optima at Road Atlanta

2011 Kia Optima Quick Drive

We just got back from driving the 2011 Kia Optima at Road Atlanta, and unfortunately, we don't have much to report. Why? Because we only got a handful of very reduced-pace... read more September 1, 2010 by 

2011 Kia Optima

2010 New York Auto Show: 2011 Kia Optima

The affordable large car segment is starting to get just a little overcrowded, and in a time where customers all around the world are downsizing to smaller midsize models... read more April 2, 2010 by 


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