Saturday, 3 January 2015

Kia Optima 2014 Review

Kia Optima 2014 Review - The Optima name may be new to Europeans, however the most recent auto is the third era of Kia's worldwide cantina. Badged as the Magentis in the UK, the first 2001 model was remarkably decently prepared for the cash, yet it was as dull to take a gander at as it was to drive. The 2006 subsequent meet-up a superior exertion, yet it wasn't until the 2008 redesign that the auto at long last started to make a delicate, no-rubbish impact on quality cognizant purchasers.

Towards the end of 2011, we proposed that, with the entry of its new Rio supermini, Kia had secured a brand character focused around autos that were modestly average to take a gander at, respectably charming to sit in and decently average to drive. Dooming with weak acclaim, maybe, yet in the no so distant past that approach would have been sufficient to make waves in the staid cantina estimated D-fragment. Not any more.

Kia Optima 2014 Review


It would be not difficult to exaggerate the essentialness of outline in a section inundated with inconspicuously distinctive varieties on the same three-crate topic, however under its boss configuration officer, Peter Schreyer, Kia has strived to modify open impression of its autos through strong styling, and the maker's come back to the D-portion is plainly planned  to inspire, emulating the despicableness of the oft-overlooked Magentis.

Kia Optima 2014
Kia Optima 2014
Favored with all the preferences of a clean sheet of paper, the configuration groups from Frankfurt and California have drawn pointedly and sensibly from their individual 'temperament dividers'. With high, slouched shoulders, a low glasshouse and that growling 'tiger nose', the Optima is fittingly in vogue, however Schreyer's blessing for limitation implies that its wedge-like stance is unadorned with superfluous lines.

Kia Optima 2014
Underneath this satisfying body lies an all-new stage that obscurations Kia's past push to agreeably suit four grown-ups. Nearly identified with the Hyundai i45 sold in the US, the Optima is longer and more extensive than the Magentis, however its the 75mm of additional wheelbase that for the most part records for the extended lodge and improved legroom.


With motorway-bound specialists at the center of the auto's client base, the nature of its inner part is of fundamental criticalness. The Volkswagen Group (with the VW Passat and Skoda Superb) apparently sets the standard in both structure and capacity, and that high stamp is the first obstacle at which Kia falls with the Optima.

Kia Optima 2014
For all intents and purpose, it is fine. The auto's measurements are excessively liberal for it to feel anything short of what extensive, and in spite of the fact that the cockpit-roused dashboard brings the disastrous Saab 9-5 to psyche, the configuration is intelligent and harmless. Focal point of the audience in the reasonable hit( (the 2 Tech tried here) is a seven-inch touchscreen that includes sat-nav, turning around cam show and different media capacities – and that is all fine, as well.

Kia Optima 2014
Kia Optima 2014
The issues emerge when a blockage stalled driver takes the time to study the subtle elements or run a free hand over the trim. Very regularly, the eyes and fingers are teased, scraped or tenderly outraged by second rate materials or an ambiguous completion. Close assessment will uncover the conserving in any D-fragment model, yet the Optima is unnecessarily upset by rudimentary oversights.


In the event that there was any uncertainty that Kia plans those legs to have a place with office specialists, it has selected to abstain from the petrol motors and half breed form in the UK by and large and is putting forth the Optima with its downsized diesel engine just, mated to either a six-velocity manual or discretionary programmed. The four-chamber 1.7 Crdi motor made its presentation in the Sportage, yet the cantina gets the all the more capable 134bhp form as of now seen in the Hyundai i40. Basic rail infusion and variable-geometry turbocharging are both gimmicks of the German-built engine, yet its possible that fuel-sparing Ecodynamics innovation, for example, stop-begin and clever battery administration will be given the spotlight at the nearby dealership as Kia tries to highlight the auto's guaranteed 57.6mpg and 128g/km of Co2 discharges.

Kia Optima 2014
Kia Optima 2014
By pitching the Optima into the cheap end of the armada purchasers' wicker container, the cantina merits a starting execution evaluation built only with respect to the quality of its figures. In view of its 134bhp yield, the 46.0mpg we recorded on a true visiting run and an asserted 0-62mph time of 10.2sec (we dealt with 10.5sec on a downpour drenched track), the cantina would give off an impression of being extensively focused with its closest adversaries. Notwithstanding, given the multiplication of little limit, hyper-mile forms of very nearly every standard cantina, Kia's choice not to offer the lower-fueled, 114bhp variation of the 1.7 Crdi appears like an opportunity missed. More terrible as yet, utilizing the 1.7 Crdi as a part of the i40 Blue Drive Active, Hyundai has matched the Optima's energy and execution while concentrating enhanced guaranteed efficiency of 62.8mpg and only 119g/km of Co2. Subjectively, Kia's sister firm has achieved this accomplishment with a superior level of refinement, as well

Kia Optima 2014 Price

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0-62mph Top speed CO2 MPG Price
1.7 CRDi 1 4dr Saloon 10.20secs 125mph 128g/km 57.60mpg £18 945
1.7 CRDi 2 Luxe 4dr   125mph 128g/km 57.60mpg £21 045
1.7 CRDi 2 Luxe 4dr Auto Saloon 11.50secs 122mph 158g/km 47.10mpg £22 380
1.7 CRDi 2 Tech 4dr Auto Saloon 11.50secs 122mph 158g/km 47.10mpg £22 380
1.7 CRDi 2 Tech 4dr Saloon 10.20secs 125mph 128g/km 57.60mpg £21 045
1.7 CRDi 3 4dr   125mph 128g/km 57.60mpg £23 845
1.7 CRDi 3 4dr Auto   122mph 158g/km 47.10mpg £25 180