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HIGH-POWERED KIA OPTIMA GT IN DEVELOPMENT FOR EUROPE

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HIGH-POWERED KIA OPTIMA GT IN DEVELOPMENT FOR EUROPE

Kia Motors Europe has today announced that a high-powered version of the all-new Kia Optima is in development. The new Optima GT will be Kia's first-ever high performance Optima in Europe when it goes on sale in 2016.

The Kia Optima GT is being shown for the first time today at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), alongside the all-new Optima in European production specification. Set to introduce the Kia brand to those looking for a more emotive, performance-oriented drive, the Optima will be Kia’s second GT model, after the cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT were introduced to the European market in 2013.

More athletic design, inside and out

The Optima GT will boast a more athletic appearance than the standard Optima model – already one of the most distinctive, bold-looking cars in the D-segment. Previewed today as a prototype in Frankfurt, the production-ready Optima GT will feature a redesigned ‘tiger-nose’ grille, bold body styling, and a new wheel design.

Inside, the Optima GT will be based upon the same refined, high-quality interior found in standard versions of the all-new Optima, with a more dynamic intent in its execution, to leave drivers in no doubt as to the sporty character of the car.

On-road performance to match more dynamic brief

The new Optima GT is currently in development as a collaborative effort between Kia’s global R&D centre in Namyang, Korea, and the company’s European R&D centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The result will be a sports sedan that matches the dynamic expectations of European drivers.

Ride, handling and performance will each be tuned to match the Optima GT’s more muscular appearance and dynamic brief, without compromising the refinement and comfortable ride of the more conventional models in the range

Engineered for European roads, the Optima GT will get its own unique suspension settings compared to standard models in the Optima range, and will be fitted with a new Electronically-Controlled Suspension system, to provide individualised damping force to each wheel. Larger disc brakes and a tailored version of Kia’s new rack-mounted motor-driven power steering (R-MDPS) will further improve the Optima GT’s dynamic performance.

Offering a higher power output than other models in the range, the Optima GT will be powered by a 2.0-litre T-GDI (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engine.

Further technical details of the Optima GT will be announced closer to the car’s European launch.

All-new Kia Optima range on-sale in Europe in Q4 2015

The standard all-new Kia Optima range will go on sale across Europe in Q4 2015, with the Optima GT to follow in 2016. The Optima range is due to expand in future, with the addition of a new body style inspired by the Kia SPORTSPACE concept car, first shown at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show.

KIA OPTIMA GT PROTOTYPE – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS*

Body and chassis

Four-door, five-seater sedan, with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell. Four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine driving the front wheels via six-speed automatic transmission.

Engines 2.0-litre / 245 ps T-GDI Gasoline
Type Capacity Max power Max torque  Valves  Fuel system Emissions class Four cylinder in-line, turbocharged 2.0-litres, 1,998 cc 245 ps (180 kW) @ 6,000 rpm 353 Nm (260 lb ft) @ 1,350-4,000 rpm 16 (four per cylinder) Direct injection Euro Stage 6b

Transmissions Six-speed automatic

Wheels and tyres  
Wheels   Tyres  Alloy 18-inch 235/45 R18

Dimensions (mm)

Exterior      
Exterior Overall height  *excluding door mirrors 4,855  1,465 Overall width*  Wheelbase  1,860 2,805
Performance  
Top speed (kph)    0-100 kph (secs)      240 7.4 
Economy (litres / 100 km)*
Combined      Extra-urban  Urban      CO2 (g/km)                           8.2 6.1 11.8 191 

*All technical data complies with homologation regulations from other global regions (Russia, Australia, General Markets, Eastern Europe). European homologation is scheduled to take place closer to the car’s launch.

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