2016 Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi review
Source : 2016 Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi review
Latest Optima looks to right the wrongs of the old type with increased quality, refinement along with handling thanks to a raft of updates of which is usually the newest edition of the D-segment Optima. Tasked with competing against the likes of the Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia along with Volkswagen Passat, of which must also tempt people away coming from the ever-well-known crossover. Saying of which, Kia reckons plenty of people are still after a big saloon car. Its research suggests of which 10% of brand-new cars sold will still come coming from of which category even a few years down the line. With of which in mind, of which’s a market share worth fighting for. The first generation of Optima was undoubtedly a Great-looking machine, thanks to the efforts of Peter Schreyer. of which along with the Sportage definitely helped Kia ditch its previously dowdy image. of which would certainly seem of which revolution has become evolution with of which brand-new type. Up front is usually the familiar ‘tiger nose’ grille, albeit tightened along with having a little more chrome. The headlights along with bumper gain a bit more definition, while at the back the tail-lights are wider than before along with today LED. Cheap-feeling Inner surface plastics along with far too many buttons didn’t do the old car any favours, while on the move refinement along with driving dynamics were below par. With of which in mind, Kia has increased the wheelbase by 10mm, the width by 25mm along with the height by 10mm. The bodyshell is usually made with 50% more high-strength steel than before, while the use of structural adhesive is usually up by a whopping 450%. of which increases torsional rigidity by 50%, helping safety, refinement along with handling. There are also different bushes for the cross members, an extra lower link for the rear suspension along with plenty more soundproofing. Under the bonnet is usually the familiar 1.7 CRDi turbodiesel, today with an extra 5bhp along with 11Ib ft. More important, of which twist is usually available 250rpm further down the rev range than before, at 1750rpm. There’s also a smorgasbord of active safety features available, such as lane-keeping assist, an around-view monitor, active cruise control, auto braking, a rear cross traffic alert along with blind spot monitoring.
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