The Kia Optima competes with the global D-segment sedans, such as Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda6, Volkswagen Passat, Nissan Teana, and Ford Mondeo.
Priced from RM179,888, the new Optima GT is also the sole representative in the Optima line-up in Malaysia.
The Optima GT is powered by a 2.0-litre direct injected, turbocharged four-cylinder producing 242 hp at 6000rpm and 350 Nm of torque from 1400 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and drive the front wheels.
Kia claims the Optima GT will complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 7.4 seconds. Fuel economy is rated at 8.5 litres/100km on the combined cycle.
The new exterior incorporates a more sporty take- front bumper with air-curtain intakes, “dot-array” front grille, dual exhaust outlets at the rear, diffuser, dual-tone 18-inch wheels, sports braking system with larger disc and red brake calipers, gloss black side sills, and smoked tail lamp bezel.
Standard interior features include adaptive LED head lamps with swivelling function, multi-way powered front seats with driver memory, ventilated front seats, wireless smartphone charger, panoramic moonroof, 7-inch infotainment system with Mirrorlink, and drive mode selector.
All new Kia Optima GT comes with a Naza Kia Malaysia backed factory warranty that covers 5 years and unlimited mileage.
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- Body Type: Sedan
- Transmission: Automatic
- Engine Capacity: 1998 cc
- Fuel Type: petrol
- Seat Capacity: 5
- Price: RM 130,518 - RM 169,888
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