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Brand New 67 Plate Kia Optima2.0 GDi PHEV 5dr Auto

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" touch screenAround View Monitor
Bluetooth connectivity with voice controlBoot Lid Opener
Cruise control + speed limiterDigital clock
Drive mode selectorEngine start/stop button
Front and rear parking sensorsKia connected services
LCD TFT Colour DisplayLow washer fluid warning light
Navigation systemPower Steering
Premium vision instrument clusterRemote fuel cap release
Reversing Aid SensorsReversing camera
Trip computerWireless Smartphone charger

Entertainment

Bluetooth audio streamingDAB Radio with MP3
Harman Kardon Premium audio system with 10 speakers and amplifierRear USB port
Steering wheel mounted controlsUSB and auxiliary socket

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic defog system
Automatic headlight levellingAutomatic headlights
Black high gloss/chrome front fender garnishBody colour door mirrors
Body colour side sill mouldings with blue accentBody coloured bumpers
Chrome exhaust finishChrome roof line trim
Dynamic cornering lightElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric rear windowsExterior grab door handles
Heated rear window with timerHigh gloss black mesh grille
High level LED brake lightLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsLED indicators in door mirrors
LED rear lightsOne touch electric front windows
Privacy glassRain sensing front wipers
Remote window closingSatin chrome exterior door handles
Speed sensitive front wipersTinted glass
UV-reducing solar glassWelcome home function

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear12V socket in luggage compartment
4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for drivers seat40/20/40 split folding rear seat
8 way electric adjustable drivers seatAir filter
Android AutoAssist grips
Automatic light control systemCentre console storage box/armrest
Centre fascia storage trayCloth/faux leather upholstery
Cupholders in centre consoleDriver's seat memory
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFaux leather centre console armrest
Faux leather trimmed door armrestsFront and rear door pockets with bottle holders
Front door courtesy lampsFront map light with sunglasses case
Front seatback pocketsGloss Black finish electric window switch panels
Heated front seatsHeated steering wheel
Height adjustable headrestsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Illuminated ignition key holeISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
Leather trimmed gearshiftLeather trimmed steering wheel
Load area coverLuggage area lamp
Luggage net hooksRear air vents
Rear centre armrest with cupholderRear coat hooks
Rear reading lightsReclining/sliding front seat
Rheostat dimmer switchSatin chrome interior door handles
Stainless Steel Scuff PlatesSunvisors 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 seatbeltsRear child proof door locks
Seatbelt warningTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm systemAnti-drill door locks
DeadlocksImmobiliser
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking
Smart key entry systemSpeed sensitive auto door locking

Trim

Aluminium finish to centre console 

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh11.26Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles38

Emissions

CO0.061CO2 (g/km)33
HC0.005Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.002Particles0.0003
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1999Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)201.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power202
Coin DescriptionGDiInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0725A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)9.4
Engine Power - BHP202Engine Power - KW151
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT139
Engine Torque - MKG19Engine Torque - NM189
Engine Torque - RPM5000Top Speed119

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1470Length4855
Wheelbase2805Width1860

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2270
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1574Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)440
Max. Loading Weight455Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1815No. 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. The experts at Car & Driving take a closer look.

Ten Second Review

Kia's Mondeo-sized medium range Optima model keeps its handsome looks and grows in stature, with the main improvements made to this second generation version targeting refinement, interior style and space. There's also now a Sportswagon estate derivative and even a plug-in hybrid option. 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 but this is the second generation version of this car that we've seen here. Earlier models were known 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 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 this thoroughly redesigned model, the Korean brand's designers and engineers have been focussing their attention on ride and handling, refinement, interior style and practicality. Have all their efforts paid off? Let's look closer.

Driving Experience

The first thing to acknowledge is that the Kia Optima has lost weight, shedding up to 65kg. The 1.7-litre diesel engine on offer in mainstream models now produces 139bhp, while low-end grunt has been improved by an electronically controller turbocharger to deliver 340Nm of torque at lower engine speeds. That's an increase of 15Nm over the old model, resulting in fractionally quicker acceleration times of just under 10 seconds from 0 to 62mph for the manual and just under 11 seconds in the automatic. There has been a marginal increase in top speeds as well, with the auto transmission variant topping out at 126mph. That auto is a more efficient twin-clutch DCT gearbox. 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. You can also talk to your dealer about a minority-interest flagship sporting GT model which gets a 242bhp 2.0-litre T-GDI turbo petrol unit. With all Optimas, by stretching out the wheelbase, stiffening the body with 'Advanced High-Strength Steel' and upgrading the suspension, Kia have sought to improve handling dynamics, while an updated and repositioned electronic 'Motor-Driven Power Steering' system should offer more feel at the helm. One of the biggest criticisms of the outgoing Optima was an unsatisfactory level of refinement. 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.

Design and Build

Despite losing weight, the revised Optima has grown in every direction, affording even greater rear legroom than before - though that wasn't really an issue in the earlier model. Luggage capacity of the saloon version has increased by 5 litres to 510-litres. This is still far short of the VW Passat's 586-litre total and even the Ford Mondeo's 541-litre figure, but it's a step closer. Alternatively, there's a Sportswagon estate bodystyle offering a 553-litre boot. The Optima's exterior styling is a very subtle evolution from the last model, designed very much to be taken seriously by European car buyers. The dashboard is spread along a more horizontal plane and a wider central console, creating a greater sense of spaciousness. The material quality is significantly improved, with a far higher proportion of soft-touch materials. 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 and lower 'control' zone offering fewer buttons to manage the various cabin functions not already built into the touchscreen.

Market and Model

Prices for the Optima remain much as before - they're pitched in the £21,500-£29,000 bracket - though inevitably the hybrid version will cost more than that. 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. Kia has introduced a number of technological innovations in the cabin, with wireless phone charging enabled by a pad below the centre console. Drivers can simply place their compatible device on the pad and carry on with their journey and the phone will automatically begin to charge. 'Kia Connected Services' is a software package that integrates with the audio-visual navigation system to provide timely and relevant information to the driver. The 7 or 8 inch touch screen in the centre of the dashboard also controls the DAB Digital radio and infotainment system. Autonomous Driver aids offered as options include 'Advanced Cruise Control' to adjust the speed in relation to other vehicles, 'High Beam Assist' to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers, and 'Rear Cross Traffic Alert' to make reversing manoeuvres safer for other road-users.

Cost of Ownership

The manual 1.7 CRDi Optima model now manages 67.3mpg on the combined cycle and emits 110g/km of CO2, so enjoys a £20 a year tax band. The 7-speed DCT auto version manages 64.2mpg and 116g/km. Rivals like Ford's Mondeo 1.5 TDCi ECOnetic 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 plasticky interior, the gutless engine and the inefficient automatic transmission option and all these issues have been duly dealt with in this enhanced model. It'll also help that there's now a Sportswagon estate bodystyle and clever plug-in petrol/electric hybrid technology. 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%
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