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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

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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.

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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.

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Kia previews drop-top Optima for SEMA

Kia is bringing this convertible sedan dubbed the Optima A1A to the SEMA show this year. This drop-top is but one entry in a series of regionally inspired concept cars done up for the tuner expo.

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2016 Kia Optima 2.0T Quick Spin [w/video]

Another Step In Kia's Coming-Of-Age Story

Based on a short preview, the fourth-generation Optima could be a real contender in the cutthroat family sedan market.

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2016 Kia Optima builds on third-gen car's sense of style, efficiency

Kia has lifted the veil on its all-new, 2016 Optima, showing off evolved sheet metal, adding a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder and introducing new tech features.

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Kia offers first glimpse at new Optima ahead of New York debut

Kia is set to present its all-new Optima sedan at the 2015 New York Auto Show next month, but before it does, the Korean automaker is offering this sneak peek at the next-generation production model.

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Next-gen Kia Optima previewed for New York Auto Show

Kia will present the all-new, fourth-generation Optima sedan at the 2015 New York Auto Show next month, but has given us an idea of what to expect with this pair of renderings it's just released.

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Kia reveals Sportspace concept ahead of Geneva

Kia will be showcasing the new Sportspace concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, potentially previewing the next-generation Optima... but in a sleek wagon form.

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2014 Kia Optima is better by a nose

Kia is showing off a slew of vehicles here in New York, including the ever-so-slightly refreshed 2014 Optima sedan you see here. The brunt of the changes surround the new front fascia, with repositioned LED lighting above the headlamp units and some new quad-LED fogs rounding of a touched-up front bumper. At the rear, Kia has reworked the taill

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2013 Kia Optima SX Limited

Despite the fact that it just went on sale, I've been seeing the 2013 Ford Fusion on the road for quite some time now. I live less than 10 miles from Ford's world headquarters, and thus, seeing prototypes and pre-production cars on the street isn't an uncommon occurrence.

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Batman-inspired Kia Optima concept headed for Gotham reveal

DC Entertainment is leading a charity campaign called "We Can Be Heroes" to raise awareness of hunger in The Horn of Africa. With help from artist Jim Lee and Rides magazine, Kia has joined the Justice League with a Batman-themed Optima SX apparently inspired by the Dark Knight's darkest nights.

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Kia prices range-topping 2013 Optima SX Limited from $35,275*

Kia is shortly expected to launch a new rear-wheel drive flagship sedan, but for now, the model seen here is the Korean automaker's new range topper. First introduced at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in February, Kia has just announced that its 2013 Optima SX Limited will wear a $35,275 MSRP (*including deliv

Kia teammates ruin 1-2 finish in Pirelli World Challenge race

Kia had a bright start to the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge season, capturing its first podium in the series earlier this month with a solid third place finish at the Streets of Long Beach. It looked like Kia was going to build on that momentum this past weekend when its two Optima race cars found themselves in a 1-2 position with just a few laps left in the race. Would Kia capture their first World Cha

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Kia takes Georgia plant offline after supplier fire

Kia is shutting down the lines at its West Point, GA, factory today, after a fire struck a nearby parts supplier. According to Reuters, the Kia plant will be closed for two days, with production scheduled to resume on Wednesday morning.

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2012 Kia Optima SX Limited is literally a dream come true

While Chrysler got the most attention for its Super Bowl ad starring Clint Eastwood, many found Kia's spot starring Mr. Sandman, Adriana Lima and Motley Crue to be the most entertaining. The car featured in the ad was the new Optima SX Limited,

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