Kia Motors Europe have announced that a brand new high-powered version of the all-new Kia Optima is in development.
Set to go on sale in 2016, the new Optima GT will be Kia’s first ever high-performance Optima available in Europe. Presented at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, the Kia brand is offering a package for those who are looking for a more emotive, performance-orientated drive.
The outside of the Optima GT boasts a distinctly more athletic appearance than its standard counterpart. Featuring a redesigned ‘tiger-nose’ grille, bold body styling, and a new wheel design, the Optima GT will certainly deliver a striking exterior to match its redefined performance. Inside, the Optima GT will be based on the same high-quality interior as the standard Optima, but with a dynamic execution that will leave drivers in little doubt as to the sporty character of the new GT.
As a performance piece, the Optima GT has on-road performance to match its more dynamic brief. Specially tuned, the ride, handling and performance will mirror the muscular appearance and dynamism of its exterior, whilst maintaining the comfortable ride of the standard Optima range. The suspension also sees adjustments with its own unique setting and an Electronically-Controlled Suspension system that will provide individualised damping force to each wheel. Further enhancements include larger disc brakes and a new tailored version of Kia’s rack-mounted motor-driven power steering. Couple this with the 2.0-litre T-GDI engine, and the Optima GT will offer higher power output than any other model in the range.
Key features of the all-new Kia Optima GT:
- Redesigned exterior styling with redesigned ‘tiger-nose’ grille, bold body styling, and a new wheel design
- A more dynamic interior to leave driver in no doubt as to the sporty character of the car
- New Electronically-Controlled Suspension system which provides individualised damping force for each wheel
- Larger disc brakes and a tailored version of Kia’s new rack-mounted motor-driven power steering
- Offering a higher power output than other models in the range with the 2.0-litre T-GDI engine producing 245PS
The standard all-new Kia Optima range will go on sale across Europe later this year, with the Optima GT to follow in 2016.