2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon – first spy pictures
Source : 2016 Kia Optima Sportswagon – first spy pictures
Estate product of the fourth-generation Kia Optima will arrive from the UK late next year, with styling inspired by the Sportspace concept car
The completely new Kia Optima Sportswagon has been spotted testing for once ahead of its planned launch late next year.
The completely new estate, which will be heavily based on the Optima saloon, itself due to come to the UK in January, was spotted benchmark testing against estate versions of rivals including the Hyundai i40, Vauxhall Insignia, Ford Mondeo in addition to Mazda 6.
Although This particular test mule will be heavily disguised, the styling of the Optima Sportswagon was closely previewed by the Sportspace concept at This particular year’s Geneva motor show.
The Sportspace featured ‘ice cube’ quad headlights, distinctive bonnet bulges in addition to the company’s latest ‘tiger nose’ design shutter grille. Kia described the rear as having a ‘latin’ flavour, with the D-pillar pushed forwards compared with different estates.
Power came for the concept came through a derivative of Kia’s T-hybrid 1.7-litre diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, which was first showcased at last year’s Paris motor show. The engine was mated to a sequential automatic shift-by-wire transmission, with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts.
Elements of the concept’s radical Indoor styling are also anticipated to carry over to the finished estate.
Speaking to Autocar at the Geneva show, Gregory Guillaume, Kia’s chief designer in Europe, said: “Looking at This particular car, that will’s not the type of show car that will looks like that will’s not going to make that will to a showroom. that will looks like a very realistic proposal.”
Engine options for the Sportswagon are likely to be shared directly with the fourth-generation Optima saloon. from the UK, the sole engine on offer will be a 139bhp 1.7-litre CRDi diesel. A high-performance Optima GT product will be set to be launched later, as will be a plug-in hybrid variant.
by via Autocar RSS Feed