Kia Optima


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The Kia Optima has been given special attention from Kia's Chief Designer, Peter Schreyer. The result is a distinctive coupé-like range with four models available: the Optima 1, the Optima 2 Luxe and 2 Tech, and the Kia Optima 3 at the top of the range. The look of the vehicle has been developed to express elegance and athletic confidence, and the manufacturer’s bold styling ensures that the Optima’s distinctive look could never be mistaken for another brand of vehicle.

The Optima’s long bonnet creates a sleek look, with chrome accents providing a strong sense of visual unity, and the proportions have been lowered and enhanced with a sense of simplicity. The Optima has been designed to be wider and longer than previous Kia vehicles, giving the car a commanding presence on the road. Kia's signature 'tiger nose' chrome front grille is present, and stylish LED daytime running lights provide significant increases to visibility.

The interior of the Optima contains a high level of technology and comfort features. Kia has designed the Optima with the driver in mind, creating a driver-focused cabin boasting abundant high-tech for a truly modern experience for those within. The centre console has been ergonomically designed to be within easy reach of the driver's seat, allowing for control of the audio, navigation and air conditioning systems. Drive information is broadcast through the 3.5" colour TFT LCD central screen, and the menu is open to full customisation. A RDS radio/CD audio with MP3 disc compatibility is included, as are USB and AUX ports for greater levels of audio choice.

The Optima is powered by a 1.7-litre 134bhp engine, available in six-speed automatic and manual transmission variations. It can reach top speeds of 125mph, and 0-60mph in 9.9 seconds. The combined fuel consumption is 57.6mpg, and the CO2 emissions are 128g/km.

Safety systems include the Parallel Park Assist System, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which comes fitted as standard on all models. These allow for greater stability and handling during all driving situations, keeping the driver in control at all times. The advanced six airbag system has side airbags for driver and front passenger plus curtain airbags along the side of the vehicle, and impact-sensing door locks activate automatically when necessary during travel to protect the occupants.

If you would like more information on the Optima in 2019, please contact the friendly team at Kia Castleford who will answer any of your questions and arrange a test drive for you.

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Car Overview
Engine Size
Engine Size




Fuel Type


CO2 Emissions
Co2 Emissions

117 g/km


62.80 mpg

Tax Costs

145 per year

Key Spec
  • Saloon
  • Insurance Group ~
  • 134 BHP
  • 4 doors
  • 5 seats
  • Anti theft alarm
  • Electric rear windows
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Tinted glass
  • Traction control
  • Cigar lighter
  • Trip computer
  • Driver's seat height adjuster
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Reclining/sliding front seat
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Digital clock
  • Headlamp levelling
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Remote fuel cap release
  • Body colour door handles
  • 6 speakers
  • Centre interior light
  • Temporary spare wheel
  • Front seatback pockets
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • Front door courtesy lamps
  • Chrome exhaust finish
  • Projector headlamps
  • 60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Load area cover
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Anti-drill door locks
  • Rear centre armrest with cupholder
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats
  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • Assist grips
  • Deadlocks
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • One touch electric front windows
  • Active front headrests
  • Remote central door locking
  • Driver's electric lumbar adjustment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Luggage area lamp
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • High level LED brake light
  • Heated rear window with timer
  • Ashtray
  • Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
  • Power Steering
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual Side airbags
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Centre console storage box/armrest
  • Curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Cupholders in centre console
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Body colour side sill mouldings
  • Illuminated ignition key hole
  • Hill start assist
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Rear air vents
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • LED indicators in door mirrors
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Air filter
  • Speed sensitive front wipers
  • Reversing camera
  • Luggage net hooks
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Leather trimmed gearshift
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • USB and auxiliary socket
  • Front map light with sunglasses case
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rheostat dimmer switch
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Metallic interior door handles
  • UV-reducing solar glass
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Low washer fluid warning light
  • Height adjustable headrests
  • ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
  • Intelligent Stop and Go
  • Electronic Stability Control + Brake Assist System + Vehicle Stability Management + Hillstart Assist Control
  • Bluetooth connectivity with voice control
  • 7" touchscreen full map navigation system
  • Black high gloss/chrome front fender garnish
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Automatic defog system
  • Centre fascia storage tray
  • Exterior grab door handles
  • 12V socket in front and rear
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Rear USB port
  • Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Kia connected services
  • DAB Radio with MP3
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Faux leather trimmed door armrests
  • Faux leather centre console armrest
  • Metallic paint finish electric window switch panels
  • Chrome roof line trim
  • LCD TFT Mono Display
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Rear fog lights
  • Bright chrome vertical grille
  • Touchscreen silver metallic paint bezel trim
Technical Details
Bodystyle Saloon
Transmission Manual
Insurance Group ~
Fuel Diesel
CO2 117 g/km
Economy 62.80 mpg
Tax Band ~£145 a year
NCAP Rating Not Yet Rated
Engine Size 1,598 cc
Transmission Manual
BHP 134 bhp
Torque 236 lb/ft
Max Speed 122 mph
0-60 time 10.60 seconds
Drive Front Wheel Drive
Number of Doors 4 doors
Number of Seats 5 seats
Length 4,855 mm
Width 1,860 mm
Width (inc mirrors) ~ mm
Height 1,485 mm
Weight 2,070 kg
Wheelbase 2,805 mm
Fuel Tank 70 litres
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