2021 Kia Optima up close
2021 Kia Optima up close
Posted on February 21, 2020
I have covered the 2021 Kia Optima before and mentioned how good it looked at the auto show and what a great first impression it made. Thanks to a new video posted on YouTube, we can have a much closer look at the new Kia sedan.
The link for this video was sent to me by a fellow Kia fan. It showcases the 2021 Kia Optima Hybrid but spends a bit of time talking about the solar roof and general capabilities of it. The video is Korean where the Optima is known as the K5.
The video is here:
If you’re considering an Optima as your new car, this video and the one linked within it to a daytime video are well worth watching. This is the Korean-spec car but the NA spec should be similar in most ways that matter.
The solar roof of the Optima generates power to help recharge the batteries. As long as you live somewhere sunny, the roof has the potential to charge the battery steadily over time to provide extra range. The exact potential of this range has yet to be announced but would depend heavily on how sunny it is where you live.
Even so, it’s a great idea that could solve more range anxiety problems. As long as you’re driving during the day, you could theoretically never get stuck.
2021 Kia Optima
The video goes into a lot of detail and is an excellent watch to get an idea of the sedan before coming to the dealership. It covers many new details, the styling, interior, engine and everything the average buyer wants to know.
The 2021 Kia Optima is an all-new vehicle that looks superb. It has a very sleek look that reminds me of early Alfa Romeo at the front and Mercedes-Benz at the back. It’s a solid looking car but looks fast too. The front light arrangement is pure class with the curved LED running lights running up the fender.
We don’t know if we are getting the hybrid yet but we do know two gas engines will be making an appearance. The 2.0-litre four cylinder and a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine. We think a 2.5-litre four will make it too but that has yet to be confirmed. All engines will likely continue with Kia’s eight speed automatic transmission.
The interior, driving characteristics and technology available are all typical Kia and will likely hold no surprises. That’s a good thing though as the Koreans are always at the cutting edge of tech and know comfort is key in a car.
I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the new 2021 Kia Optima but have a few months to wait yet. Visit Georgetown Kia, 199 and 314 Guelph Street, Georgetown, Ontario to book your test drive.