While we confirmed Kia won’t offer a succesor for the Optima in Europe, this means K5 is not coming to Europe after all, the guys at Kksstudio have prepared this rendering of how a K5 Shooting Brake could look and we think we are going to lose a sleek car unfortunately.
What we know so far?
Today we have very bad news to share it with you guys, specially for Kia fans in Europe who love the Optima/K5, among those that included me, as we got the confirmation that K5/Optima won’t have replacement in Europe, from Kia Motors Europe CEO Emilio Herrera, on a full interview that will be posted before the end of the year.
Talking with Mr. Herrera after the confirmation that Kia UK has discontinued the Optima, if the rest of European markets will take the same position and if is going to be a subsitute in form of K5, he said: “Let’s see, at this time we have currently no plans to launch the new Optima / K5 in Europe”.
After we have discovered this sad news, we went to seek opinions about what could be the causes of this decision and almost all the people we have asked agree that low sales and the rise of the SUV are to blame for this decision.
So what are your thoughts?