The Optima Kia’s long awaited new D segment saloon will arrive in dealerships throughout Ireland in the coming weeks. The Optima which has won numerous design awards is an all-new car from the ground up.
In Ireland the new car will be offered in two trim levels both powered by a 134hp 1.7D engine. The entry level EX priced at €26,995 comes with a generous level of specification that includes 16” Alloy wheels, cruise control, voice activated Bluetooth, power lumbar support on the drivers seat, steering wheel audio controls and full size spare wheel. The Platinum model at €28,995 comes with a luxurious spec that includes all of the above plus: 17” alloys, panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery with heated front seats, reversing camera, driver memory seat, UV reducing glass, rain sensing front wipers and much more. The Platinum model is also available in Automatic at €32,695 and also with 18” alloy wheels at €29,495.
Both trims as one would expect from Kia come with a generous level of passive and active safety equipment. The new Optima features an all-new body shell incorporating a large percentage of ultra high-tensile steel and advanced structural engineering techniques that have proven their safety performance in numerous Kia models – enabling them to achieve a 5-Star safety rating in Euro NCAP crash tests.
Every Optima comes a four wheel disc braking system supported by ABS (anti-lock braking), ESC (electronic stability control) and VSM (vehicle stability management) systems as standard. .
To alert other motorists to emergency braking manoeuvres ESS (emergency stop system) is also fitted. Every Optima is also fitted with front, side and curtain airbags, plus front seat ‘active’ head restraints to minimize whiplash injuries.
As with all Kia models sold in Europe, the newcomer will be offered to consumers with the manufacturer’s unique 7-Year/ 150,000 km Kia Warranty, which is fully transferrable to subsequent owners.