2016 Kia Optima Rear End Caught Undisguised

by Mar 26, 2015All News, Kia, Spy Shots5 comments

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Here you have the first picture of the rear end of the All-New 2016 Kia Optima completely undisguised. Stay tuned for more details, info or pictures soon.

Continue reading… 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.

Comparison between the final model and the render we published a few days ago

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Original picture by [JFclub.kr] and edited by The Korean Car Blog

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

5 Comments

  1. Laresid

    The render was spot on. The closest rendering to production speculation I’ve ever seen.

    Reply
  2. Jimbo

    Front end comparison with Camry. I hate this sporty bumper. The one in spy photos and concept drawings look significantly better.

    http://i.imgur.com/LzrjI4i.jpg

    Rear end looks sharp and elegant.

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    • bd

      Kia did the “kinked” headlamps prior with the Forte.

      A bit underwhelmed by the new Optima, esp. up front.

      Hope there is a a different, more Sportspace-type front for the SX trim.

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      • Jimbo

        Old Forte, though. Not the current generation.

        The published photos are most likely US exclusive sport trims. I really don’t understand the obsession Americans have with chrome. Chrome wheels, air vents, wing mirrors, chrome everything. Might be a nostalgic thing (50’s and 60’s Cadillacs, maybe?).

        New undisguised spy shots show a completely different front bumper that is almost exactly the same as the concept drawing and old camouflaged spy shots. It looks infinitely more elegant and sharp compared to this lazy thing. Hopefully, this is the EU trim.

        I also noticed something new: The triple LED fog light is the same design as the upcoming Sportage’s high beam bulb. http://i.imgur.com/5y4ZTPt.jpg

        VERY similar to Samurai Kamon designs. This one in particular: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tokugawa_family_crest.svg It can’t be a coincidence. I think it’s a new design signature for KIA.

        Does anyone know if Koreans have similar emblems in their culture? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon_%28emblem%29

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        • Jose Antonio López

          Oh, I did not saw this thing on the Sportage, thanks for the tip!

          Reply

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