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Kia Optima News
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.
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.
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.
Hyundai and Kia will license hybrid technology from Paice to end a patent dispute that could have cost the automakers $29 million or more.
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.
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.
Hyundai and Kia could be on the hook to pay at least $28.9 million to Paice LLC for patent infringement, but they are appealing.
NHTSA is opening a preliminary evaluation into airbag inflators from Arc Automotive. The agency has reports of two ruptures with injuries: one in a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country and another in a 2004 Kia Optima. It's not yet known whether the incidents are linked.