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Teased
Kia teases next-gen K5 in South Korea, foreshadows our Optima

Sketches show sleekness all over, high-tech touches throughout

Spy Shots
Next-generation Kia Optima spied for the first time

It's a more evolutionary design than its Hyundai Sonata sibling

Official
Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag issues

Kia does not have a fix yet, but it and Hyundai have recalled 1.1M cars

Kia does not have a fix yet, but it and Hyundai have recalled 1.1M cars.

New York
2019 Kia K900 flagship sedan debuts: Reserved luxury reimagined

Optima and Sedona are also updated for 2019

After those teasers and brochure shots, the 2019 Kia K900 flagship sedan is here in the metal, presented at the New York Auto Show. Kia reminds us that the only thing carried over from the old car is the name, but the car's design is still reserved rather than ostentatious.

Recalls
Hyundai, Kia recalling 1.2 million vehicles for seized engines

An error at the factory can cause long-term damage.

The issue affects a wide variety of models.

Quick Spin
Automatically efficient | 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Quick Spin

Is an automatic transmission the key to a better hybrid driving experience?

It has impressive fuel economy and preserves the driving character of its gas-only counterpart. What more do you want?

Official
Which of these five plug-ins should win the 2017 Green Car of the Year?

All five finalists are plug-in vehicles this year.

Could a minivan take it all?

Official
Ferrari 488 GTB among the best car designs of 2016 [UPDATE]

Kia Optima and McLaren 570S also get top honors

Ferrari has been honored as the Best of the Best in the 2016 Red Dot Awards for the second year running as the 488 GTB succeeds last year's FKK X for the most prestigious design award, with top honors awarded to the Kia Optima and McLaren 570S as well.

Chicago
The Kia Optima is now available as a plug-in hybrid

The regular Hybrid model gets a refresh, as well.

Kia blows in to the Chicago Auto Show with two versions of the new Optima, one hybrid and one plug-in hybrid, offering varying degrees of electrification.

KIA: Walken Closet

Kia quite literally had no other option than to secure Christopher Walken to star in this commercial. It's entitled Walken Closet, and the misspelling is clearly intentional.

Video
Kia's Super Bowl ad parks the Optima in a Walken closet

Christopher Walken brings his unique voice to Kia's Super Bowl commercial for the Optima, and the weird ad compares the sedan to a pair of socks.

Quick Spin
2016 Kia Optima SX Limited Quick Spin

America Loves An Underdog, So Why Isn't It Selling Better?

The 2016 Kia Optima has clean styling and a comfortable, quiet ride. It should be a far bigger standout in its crowded segment.

Report
Hyundai and Kia settle lawsuit over hybrid technology

Hyundai and Kia will license hybrid technology from Paice to end a patent dispute that could have cost the automakers $29 million or more.

Spy Shots
Kia Optima Sportwagon spied before Geneva

Spy photographers catch the Optima Sportwagon testing on German roads. It is the production version of the Sportspace concept shown earlier this year.

Official
Kia Optima Hybrid and Plug-In detailed ahead of launch

The next Kia Optima Hybrid and PHEV will largely follow the changes to the electrified Sonata. However, the Korean automaker won't yet confirm whether the updated models will come to the US.

Official
Kia wants 11 green cars by 2020

Kia wants to have 11 green models in its lineup by 2020, including a fuel cell, as part of a $10.2-billion investment to become a more environmentally friendly automaker.

SEMA
Kia's regionally inspired concepts converge on Las Vegas [w/poll]

Kia has done up an Optima convertible, Sorento off-roader, Sedona photo platform, and Forte Koup buggy for this year's SEMA show, each in tribute to a different region of America.

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