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2011 Kia Optima enters the car market in America

10-26-2010 10:12 AM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: Spokane Kia

Get ready to drive a 2011 Kia Optima

Spokane Kia, a leading Kia car dealer in Liberty Lake, Washington is proud to state that 2011 Kia Optima is launched. The new Optima is built upon a brand-new platform and is longer, wider and lower than the car it replaces. It comes with a long list of standard and optional features, and powerful yet efficient powertrains. Next year Kia will also launch a hybrid version of this model, which will be the brand’s first ever hybrid in the US.

2011 Optima is available in three trims, LX, EX and SX, The LX includes dual exhaust with chrome tips, solar glass, outside mirror turn signal indicators and 16-inch steel wheels fitted with 205/65R16 tires. Upgrading to the EX offers standard fog lights, heated outside mirrors, exterior chrome/body-color door handles along with 17-inch alloy wheels with P215/55/R17 tires, while the EX Turbo adds a unique front grille design.

The car’s elegant and spacious interior is where a car driver finds standard features such as a six-way adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, illuminated vanity mirrors with a ticket holder and a trip computer further expand the cabin’s luxurious qualities. In addition to offering a comfortable cabin, impressive technology features also come standard throughout, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio system with SIRIUS® Satellite Radio capabilities with three months complimentary service.1.

In brief, the car is very well equipped! Additional standard interior features include a tilt/telescopic steering column, power door locks, power windows, sun visor extension and a cooling glove box. Stylishly appointed cloth seats provide comfortable seating while a 60/40 split-folding rear seat offers multiple seating and cargo arrangements depending on driver and passenger needs. Optima LX with automatic transmission features cruise control and an active system for optimal fuel efficient driving.

As for the engines, the 2011 Optima is available in three all-new and fuel-efficient Theta II powerplants, a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter GDI turbo or a 2.4-liter hybrid engine. The 2.4-liter GDI engine produces 200 horsepower7 and upgrading to the available 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine (EX Turbo and SX models) delivers V6-type power with a four-cylinder engine that produces 274 horsepower, while mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This represents Kia’s first application of GDI technology, while a 2.4-liter hybrid Optima will be introduced in 2011. All automatics feature Sportmatic® clutchless shifting. A single six-speed manual transmission is available only with the LX four-cylinder model.

In addition to impressive performance, both engines also offer consumer-friendly fuel economy. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder posts 24/35 mpg (city/highway) when mated to the manual transmission and 24/34 mpg when coupled with the automatic transmission, while the 2.0-liter turbo GDI offers 22/34 mpg, only available with the automatic transmission.
Standard safety features on the car include six airbags (dual advanced front and front-seat mounted side as well as full-length side curtain), front active headrests, side-impact door beams, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pre-tensioners, three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Four-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a Traction Control System (TCS), a Brake Assist System (BAS) and Hill Assist Control (HAC).

The 2011 Optima is covered by KMA’s warranty program, which offers unprecedented consumer protection. Included in this program are a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan also is part of the vehicle coverage.

About Spokane Kia, Liberty Lake, WA

Spokane Kia is a premier dealership for new, used and certified pre-owned Kia models in Liberty Lake, WA. Specializing in Kia sales, Kia parts, Kia service and Kia finance, Spokane Kia is the right place for all Kia requirements in Liberty Lake, Washington and surrounding areas.

Contact Spokane Kia,
21326 E. Mission Avenue, Liberty Lake, WA 99019
Phone: (866) 596-1634
Website: http://www.spokanekia.com/

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