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Brand New Kia Optima1.7 CRDi ISG 2 4dr

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£179 per month+ VAT

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" touchscreen full map navigation systemBluetooth connectivity with voice control
Cruise control + speed limiterDigital clock
Front and rear parking sensorsKia connected services
LCD TFT Mono DisplayLow washer fluid warning light
Power SteeringPremium vision instrument cluster
Remote fuel cap releaseReversing Aid Sensors
Reversing cameraTrip computer

Entertainment

6 speakersBluetooth audio streaming
DAB Radio with MP3Rear USB port
Steering wheel mounted controlsUSB and auxiliary socket

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlight control systemAutomatic headlights
Black high gloss/chrome front fender garnishBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour side sill mouldings
Body coloured bumpersChrome exhaust finish
Chrome roof line trimCornering light
Dual projection headlightsElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric rear windowsExterior grab door handles
Headlamp levellingHeated rear window with timer
High gloss black mesh grilleHigh level LED brake light
LED daytime running lightsLED indicators in door mirrors
One touch electric front windowsRain sensing front wipers
Speed sensitive front wipersTinted glass
UV-reducing solar glassWelcome home function

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
Air filterAndroid Auto
AshtrayAssist grips
Automatic light control systemCentre console storage box/armrest
Centre fascia storage trayCentre interior light
Cigar lighterCloth upholstery
Cupholders in centre consoleDriver's electric lumbar adjustment
Driver's seat height adjusterDual zone automatic air conditioning
Faux leather centre console armrestFaux leather trimmed door armrests
Front and rear door pockets with bottle holdersFront door courtesy lamps
Front map light with sunglasses caseFront seatback pockets
Height adjustable headrestsHeight adjustable passenger seat
Illuminated glovebox with lockIlluminated ignition key hole
ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor pointsLeather trimmed gearshift
Leather trimmed steering wheelLoad area cover
Luggage area lampLuggage net hooks
Metallic interior door handlesMetallic paint finish electric window switch panels
Rear air ventsRear centre armrest with cupholder
Rear coat hooksReclining/sliding front seat
Rheostat dimmer switchSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
Active front headrestsAutomatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Curtain airbagsDual front airbags
Dual Side airbagsElectronic parking brake
Emergency stop signal systemESC + BAS + VSM + HAC
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Anti theft alarmAnti-drill door locks
DeadlocksImmobiliser
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking
Speed sensitive auto door locking 

Technical

Diesel particulate filterIntelligent Stop and Go

Trim

Metallic effect centre console 

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsTemporary spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.204CO2 (g/km)110
HC+NOx0.075Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.022Particles0.0004
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1685Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)76.3EC Urban (mpg)55.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.7Badge Power139
Coin DescriptionCRDiCoin Series2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %89
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %67NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)9.7
Engine Power - BHP139Engine Power - KW104
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed121

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/55 R17Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1465Length4855
Wheelbase2805Width1860

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2070
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)510Max. Loading Weight480
Max. Roof Load100Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1590
No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Optima

This much improved version of mid-sized Kia's Optima model may look familiar, but the developments are in the details. Jonathan Crouch takes a closer look.

Ten Second Review

Kia's Mondeo-sized medium range Optima model now at last gets a class-competitive diesel engine, plus a timely petrol option. Whether you choose the saloon or the Sportswagon estate, there's a smarter look and some extra safety technology too. There's even Plug-in hybrid power if you want it. Overall, with this much improved model, Kia aims to challenge the market leaders and even worry a few of the more premium players.

Background

This Kia Optima is somewhat confusingly billed as a 'fourth-generation' model. Actually, only two generations of this car have ever been sold in the UK. Earlier mid-sized Kia models were badged as the 'Magentis' in Britain and shared much of their underpinnings with Hyundai's Sonata. The Magentis was well built, cheap and well equipped but there wasn't anything very aspirational about it. In contrast, the MK1 Optima saloon we first saw in this country in late 2011 was very different, with styling from Kia's Chief Designer Peter Schreyer that signalled a move upmarket. This was an unashamed attempt to win over customers from the segment heavyweights such as the Ford Mondeo or Volkswagen's Passat and it was nearly good enough. These days though, Kia isn't satisfied with 'nearly good enough' and in creating the thoroughly redesigned MK2 Optima launched in late 2015, the Korean brand's designers and engineers focused their attention on ride and handling, refinement, interior style and practicality. The result was a car that needed only a wider range of engines, lower running costs and some extra safety tech to be truly class-competitive. Kia says that all those boxes have now been ticked with the improved version we're going to look at here.

Driving Experience

The key change is the addition of a new 136PS 1.6-litre CRDi engine, replacing the previous, rather thirsty, 1.7-litre CRDi unit. As before, there's a choice of manual or DCT auto transmission. Kia has also developed a petrol/electric hybrid model with a 2.0-litre GDI petrol engine mated to a 50 kW electric motor. Total power output for the package is 202bhp. If you want more conventional petrol power, there's now a 180PS 1.6-litre T-Gdi unit available. With all Optimas, by stretching out the wheelbase, stiffening the body with 'Advanced High-Strength Steel' and upgrading the suspension, Kia has sought to improve handling dynamics. Plus Kia engineers have been focussing on Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) innovations to reduce road, wind and engine noise, stiffening the body to avoid vibration and rattles, and improving the seals and insulation around the car. A Drive Mode Selector lets Optima drivers switch between Eco, Comfort, Sport and Smart modes. Each mode enables the driver to customise the powertrain's responses, prioritising fuel economy or more immediate acceleration. It also lets drivers adapt the weight of the rack-mounted power steering system, for more relaxed or more immediate, engaging steering responses. 'Smart Mode' is designed to anticipate the driver's needs, switching automatically between Eco, Comfort and Sport modes depending on conditions. This enables the Optima to adapt to the driver's behaviour and the road conditions, pre-empting the driver's preference for different speeds and driving environments.

Design and Build

The Optima remains one of the smarter Mondeo-segment models but that hasn't stopped Kia's designers from making a series of modifications to the exterior looks. These include a revised front bumper design, as well as smarter LED tail-lamps and revised styling for the headlights and fog lamps. Saloon models also feature a fresh rear bumper design. The 'tiger-nose' grille features a brighter chrome finish. Inside, the cabin features a re-designed steering wheel and satin-chrome trim on the centre console which extends across the dashboard. Buyers can specify their interior in black, two tone black and grey cloth or leather, or choose a new brown cloth or leather upholstery. In addition, the Optima features new ambient lighting around the dashboard and doors, letting occupants switch between six different colours - or assign different colours to individual driving modes. By default, cabin lighting floods the cabin in a soft green glow in Eco mode, while Sport mode turns lighting to red. Smart mode fills the interior with soft blue ambient lighting. As before, the central fascia is angled 8.5 degrees towards the driver, with the upper 'display' zone housing a smarter 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. As for practicality, well the luggage capacity of the saloon version is 510-litres - a little way off the segment standard. Alternatively, there's a Sportswagon estate bodystyle offering a 553-litre boot.

Market and Model

Prices for the Optima remain much as before - they're pitched in the £22,000-£35,000 bracket. There's a premium of just over £1,000 if you want the Sportswagon estate variant. This places the Kia Optima right in the heart of the Ford Mondeo's domain, with the Volkswagen Passat also offering a strong package in terms of refinement, quality and style for just a relatively small premium over the equivalent Optima models. This Optima is available with Kia's latest 7.0 or 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with navigation and Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom. The system offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to enable full smartphone mirroring. Plus within the centre console is a wireless smartphone charger, allowing users to charge their smartphones on the move. Safety-wise, there's a new Driver Attention Warning (DAW) system that combats distracted or drowsy driving by monitoring a number of inputs from the vehicle and driver. Other safety features available on the Optima include 'Forward Collision-avoidance Assist' (FCA) autonomous braking with pedestrian recognition, 'Lane Keeping Assist' (LKA), 'High Beam Assist' (HBA) and full-LED headlamps with Dynamic Bending Light. These technologies make the Optima one of the safest cars in its class.

Cost of Ownership

Kia's all-new 'U3' 1.6 CRDi diesel engine is designed to go beyond the stricter limits laid down by the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard. The engine employs Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology to significantly reduce emissions. It therefore produces low carbon dioxide, particulate matter and NOx emissions. Expect over 70mpg on the combined cycle and under 110g/km of CO2. Rivals like Ford's Mondeo 1.5 TDCi ECOnetic still do slightly better, while Volkswagen's Passat BlueMotion 1.6 TDI model manages a combined cycle 76.3mpg showing, so Kia still has a little way to go here to match the class leaders. The first version of the Optima depreciated far less than its Magentis predecessors but here again, Kia has some ground to make up against rivals. This improved version should continue the upward trend and in this regard, Kia's impressive 7-year or 100,000mile warranty should help, given that it's transferrable to second owners.

Summary

This much improved Kia Optima may not look much different from the outside - but then the outside was the one thing that didn't really need changing. What required improvement was the relatively inefficient 1.7-litre CRDi diesel engine that virtually all customers chose. Now that there's a more frugal 1.6-litre powerplant to replace that, this model deserves another chance from buyers who may have rejected it in the past. These people might also want to look at the clever plug-in petrol/electric hybrid variants too. In summary, there's much to like here. Affordable pricing, a spacious appealing cabin, high levels of equipment, a smooth DCT auto gearbox and the longest warranty in the class are all big draws. In short, Kia has rejuvenated its offering in this segment.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£179
Initial Rental£1074
Term (months)36
Contract mileage30,000
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