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Kia Optima
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Kia Optima (MS). 2000–5 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan. F/F, 1836, 1997, 2351 cm³ (I4 DOHC), 2493, 2656 cm³ (V6 DOHC). Twin of the Hyundai Sonata EF and New EF, but with more conventional front end, sold as Kia Magentis in some countries. Upscale Optima Regal model, a luxury variant, had rectangular and round twin headlamps and different grille. Same remarks for Sonata apply here—an economical car, selling on value, with above-average ride.

Manufacturing location: Korea

Marque: Kia | Predecessor: Kia Credos | Successor: Kia Lotze


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