2016 Kia Optima SX Revealed Ahead New York

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Instantly recognizable yet thoroughly fresh, Kia will introduce the all-new 2016 Kia Optima SX at the upcoming New York Auto Show on April 1st at 1:20 PM. 

Available with multiple engine choices, the all-new Optima features a more spacious interior, class-up premium features and a number of technologies not previously offered on Kia’s best-selling mid-size sedan. #KiaOptima #NYIAS.

First impressions from our followers are that Kia lose his identity, fail updating its best selling model, it looks like to Toyota Camry design. We prefer to wait until we can see more pictures, but yeah, the front end looks close to the japanese model…

The South Korean spec model will be revealed in April 2nd at Seoul Motor Show.

While we get more info and pictures, we are interested to know your opinion so be free to text us by the comments box or using Facebook comments. On the pictures you can see 2016 Kia Optima SX US-spec model.

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  • Guest

    You’re an idiot. It doesn’t look like a Camry. At all.

    • Jimbo

      I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or serious.
      http://i.imgur.com/LzrjI4i.jpg

      • Samuel Kim

        LOL THEN THERE IS ANOTHER 12 CARS THAT LOOK LIKE THE CAMRY THEN… SEE YOUR STUPIDITY???

        • Jimbo

          Internet 101: if you expect to have a mature conversation with others, don’t type in all caps and call them names.

          My comparison speaks for itself. I await your 12 examples.

          • Mobis21

            Jimbo the comparisons you cite are subtle differences that will hardly register to consumers interested in either vehicle. However, outside of the similarities you highlighted, each car is set apart by its own distinctive design.

          • Jose Antonio López

            But I need to agree Jimbo in the part that the american Optima and the Camry are very close if you look to the front. Anyway, the pictures of the korean version made me to change this opinion.

          • Samuel Kim

            JIMBO I DON’T NEED TO POST PICTURES BECAUSE THERE IS NO NEED… YOU HAVE TOO MUCH IMAGINATION, WHATS NEXT? BOTH CARS WHAVE 4 TIRES AND 4 DOORS? STUPIDITY AT ITS BEST.

          • Phil

            Stop shouting.

          • bd

            The “kinked” headlight has been around for a long time.

            Not only has Kia used it before, but so has Audi, VW, Subaru, Mitsubishi, etc.

      • bd

        You do know that Kia did that “kinked” headlight on the previous Forte.

    • Tiger Urrete

      Yes, new Optima and new Sonata are both too handsome to be compared to a boxier junk called Camry.

  • Kialover

    Very nice front with headlights and bonnet. I dont think that KIA loses its identity. I do think that KIA has finally found its identity. And im happy about it.
    And please do not compare KIA with junk Toyota (sorry japanese car fans)

    KIA forever

    • Jimbo

      Toyota is not junk. Boring, yes. But not junk. The comparison made with Camry completely just and appropriate. See the photo I added below.

      The model pictured, I would assume, is their sporty version. Spy photos show a completely different front bumper for regular and luxary models that is very similar to the concept drawing and SportSpace concept in Geneva. It’s much better looking than the bumper in these photos.

      My opinion: I like the headlights of the red sport trim. Not the twin one in the blue car. The one in the red car. I do not like the bumper at all. It looks outdated, boring and lazy. The version in spy shots and concepts look significantly more elegant and mature. New grill… it’s OK, I guess. I’ll wait for more photos.

      • Kialover

        Yes OK but on every new age japanese car you can find rust after short used time. And as for technical points the japanese arent that reliable as they did in former times. And they were always ugly in my opinion.

        KIA. What else?

  • Sebastian

    Sadly the Kia Optima is not sexy anymore. The current optima is the best looking mid-size sedan right now. I’ll wait to see it on more photos to see if it change my mind about this new generation.

  • Alfonso Peterson

    OK so wow… It really does look like a Camry from the front which is hugely disappointing. Wow I just don’t get it… After the 2013 release from an exterior stand point has been miss with little things that I don’t know how they let get off the digital floor… From the ridiculous looking turbo badge on the 2014-15 SXL to the generic DRLs in those same releases.

    This new design has to be a play to appeal to the masses to sale more cars, but I don’t think they had to do that. When it comes to a car like the Optima the auto designers really have to find that balance between the needs of the every day driver, and the enthusiasts, who have much more substance and input to add.

    I really thought I was going to be instantly satisfied given the concept drawing and the Sport Space, but as of right now, as a current Optima owner. I don’t think by the 2016 Optima. If Peter S. had any thing to do with this release I’m really surprised by the out come….

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