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2021 Kia K5 debuts as replacement for Optima

2021 Kia K5 debuts as replacement for Optima

The third-generation Kia Optima was a design revelation for the boring sedan segment when it was launched in 2011. The fourth-gen followed in 2016, bringing some edgy styling to the table and the once ugly duckling turned into a darn good-looking swan. For its fifth gen, Kia has dropped the Optima name altogether and has launched it as the 2021 Kia K5, which has been its Korean-market name for the past decade.

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First drive: 2017 Kia Optima GT in Oman

First drive: 2017 Kia Optima GT in Oman

The last Kia we drove was the latest Kia Sorento. It was an impressive crossover in every possible way, except one — it was pretty darn boring to drive. Still, it ended up on our recommended list because it at least handled decently. Every Kia we drove before that was even worse in terms of driving dynamics. Kia has been constantly improving over the past half-decade, and the latest Optima looks like it could finally be up there with its Japanese and American rivals. So it was with great anticipation that we got behind the wheel of a turbocharged 2017 Optima GT for a quick spin while we were in Oman as judges for the 2016 Oman Auto Excellence Awards,

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First Drive: 2012 Kia Optima 2.4 in the UAE

First Drive: 2012 Kia Optima 2.4 in the UAE


Kia, besides its sister-concern Hyundai, has been in a phase of rapid evolution over the past few years, rolling out several new models which are far superior than their predecessors and strong contenders to the current competition. One such new vehicle from the stables of Kia, is the all-new 2012 Kia Optima. First introduced in the UAE through an official media drive-event during late 2010, the new Optima has managed to gain respectable popularity in the mid-size segment solely due to factors such as affordability, build quality, value for money and visually-appealing designs. Nevertheless, it is still underrated when it comes to comparisons against its overpriced Japanese competitors.

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First drive: Kia Optima 2011 in the UAE

First drive: Kia Optima 2011 in the UAE


The 2011 Kia Optima is hot. It is so hot that it is sold out wherever it has been launched so far. It is sold out in the UAE too, and it isn’t even out yet officially. The car will hit GCC roads by the first week of November, but Kia organised an all-day media test-drive in Dubai.

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Kia Optima 2011 midsize sedan debuts

Kia Optima 2011 midsize sedan debuts


Kia Motors, the rapidly-rising profit-making Korean carmaker, has unveiled their all-new 2011 Kia Optima midsize sedan at the 2010 New York International Auto Show. Arriving in showrooms after this summer, the next-generation Optima continues Kia’s “design-led transformation while revealing a completely new and stunning design language” under the tutelage of ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer.

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