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2018 (68) Kia Optima 1.6 CRDi ISG 3 4dr

Linwood Hyundai / Kia
Only £15,498
£1550 deposit
£239.55 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" touch screenApple car play/Android Auto
Bluetooth connectivity with voice controlCruise control + speed limiter
Digital clockDriver attention warning
Front and rear parking sensorsKia connected services
Lane keep assistLCD TFT Colour Display
Low washer fluid warning lightNavigation system
Power SteeringRemote fuel cap release
Reversing cameraSpeed limit display
Trip computer 

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 control systemAutomatic headlights
Black high gloss/chrome front fender garnishBody colour door handles with chrome trim
Body colour door mirrorsBody coloured bumpers
Bright chrome vertical grilleChrome exhaust finish
Chrome roof line trimChrome side sill mouldings
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsExterior grab door handles
Front projector fog lampsHeadlamp levelling
Heated rear window with timerHigh level LED brake light
LED daytime running lightsLED indicators in door mirrors
LED rear Fog LightLED rear lights
One touch electric front/rear windowsProjector headlamps
Rain sensing front wipersRemote window closing
Shark fin antennaSpeed sensitive front wipers
Tinted glassUV-reducing solar glass
Visible VIN plate 

Interior Features

12V socket in front and rear4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for drivers seat
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats8 way electric adjustable drivers seat
Air filterAshtray
Assist gripsCentre console storage box/armrest
Centre fascia storage trayCigar lighter
Cloth/faux leather upholsteryCupholders in centre console
Driver's seat memoryDual 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
Gear shift indicatorGloss Black finish electric window switch panels
Heated front seatsHeated steering wheel
Height adjustable headrestsHeight adjustable passenger seat
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
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsTilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Touchscreen satin chrome bezel trim 

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 signalling systemESC + BAS + VSM + HAC
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist
Rear door child safety locksSeatbelt warning
Traction controlTyre 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

Wheels

18" 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 - ICE

CO0.132CO2 (g/km)118
HC+NOx0.073NOx0.038
Particles0.0003Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb139 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)56.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb53.3WLTP - MPG - Extra High48.7
WLTP - MPG - High60.1WLTP - MPG - Low47.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium56.5 

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power134
Coin DescriptionCRDiCoin Series3
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
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)10.6
Engine Power - BHP134Engine Power - KW100
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG32.6Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed122

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/45 R18Tyre Size Rear235/45 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1485Length4855
Wheelbase2805Width1860

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2070
Max. Loading Weight480Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Minimum Kerbweight1590No. 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. 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. 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-£32,000 bracket. There's a premium of just over £800 if you want the Sportswagon estate variant. You get a choice of '2', '3' or 'GT-Line S' trim levels. This pricing places this model 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. In the manual and auto saloon variants, expect 117g/km of CO2. Fuel-wise, the manual saloon manages 62.8mpg on the combined cycle while with the auto version, it's 64.2mpg. As for the Sportswagon estate, well with the manual and auto variants, expect 121 or 122g/km of CO2. Fuel-wise, both manual and auto Sportswagon variants manage 61.4mpg on the combined cycle. 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. There's also the option of a PHEV Plug-in Hybrid petrol/electric variant with an all-electric driving range of 33 miles.

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 has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* 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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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£239.55
Deposit£1550
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£15,498
Credit amount£13,948
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£6205
Total amount payable£19,014.85
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.4p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Linwood Hyundai / Kia

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