Medium-to-large size cars are a great balance for work and play. You can blast off to work in the morning or take the family away over the weekend. The right amount of room and comfort make them ideal vehicles for travel. Kia has a very special car that sits in the mid-to-big bracket, and that is the new Kia Optima MY14. It’s all contemporary design and hig- tech flair.
Under the bonnet of the new Kia Optima MY14 is a GDI 2.4-litre petrol engine that promises efficient and powerful performance. Certainly, behind the wheel, the Optima MY14 sedan feels plenty powerful and smooth, so-much-so that it gets you wondering if there are many vehicles in its class capable of matching 148 kW of peak power and 250 Nm of torque. Power is fed to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission that, in practice, feels sporty and is equipped with paddle shifters – all the more fun! Fuel efficient in the way the MY14 covers the ground, you can expect to get around 8-9 litres/100 km for combined travel on urban and open roads. Do watch the speedo, as the quiet, swift performance is deceptive. A nice feature to match the drive is the added bonus of being able to use the cruise control feature for speed-ticket avoidance. Kia back the new Optima MY14 with a five year/unlimited km warranty – and that’s very hard to better!
Inside the Optima MY14 is an array of high technology mixed with modern styling. One of the nice features of the Kia Optima MY14 SLi and Platinum interiors is the blue lighting and leather seating – a combination that makes you wonder if you are in a car with a much higher price tag. Leg room in the rear seats is first class, while the head and shoulder room is good. As mentioned, the cruise control is standard on all three models. A nice premium wrapped steering wheel fits snugly in the driver’s hands. A digital clock, ambient temperature display, front power windows (with a safety feature for protecting little fingers), a mimic metal interior trim for the console and door handles, interior lights with delay out, dual-zone climate control, a timed rear window defroster and a 12 volt power outlet are standard features on all of the new Kia Optima MY14 models. MP3 compatible CD players are standard on all models to keep the sound waves dancing, and the superior six speaker sound creates a majestic quality for all occupants. Of course, you can fade out the front speakers if you want to talk, while the kids in the back seats can listen to their favourite tracks via the rear speakers. All models come with a glass antenna to catch the radio waves.
If you opt for the SLi or Platinum models an uprated sound system is part of the package along with some other features like the satellite navigation multimedia system with traffic information, a 7-inch full touch colour LCD screen, Bluetooth functionality, and the cool looking shark fin GPS antenna which adds to the sedan’s futuristic looks.
One of the great likes for the new Kia Optima MY14 is the exceptional safety package that competes with the best ANCAP results. Five-star safety for the MY14 Optima means that you can rest a little easier knowing that the best safety features are standard features on all of the Optima sedans.
On the road, the Kia Optima MY14 sedan rides nicely. What better way to buy a new sizable sedan with all of the best features, in style, for a great price and great warranty.
The current Kia Optima MY14 models include the:
For any more information on the Kia Optima MY14, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quotes requests out to our national network of Kia dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!