Naza Kia has launched the all new Kia Optima K5 at the Naza Kia Malaysia’s new flagship Kia Red Cube outlet in Petaling Jaya.Three colours are available – Snow White Pearl, Bright Silver and Platinum Graphite. Priced at RM143,888, the new Optima K5 is powered by 2.0 litre Theta II MPI mill offering 165 PS at 6,200 rpm and 198 Nm at 4,600 rpm, with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission – developed by Kia and Hyundai.
Fuel consumption is claimed to be 13.2 kms/litre. This can be improved to 14.4 kms/litre when the Active Eco system is activated. The system optimally adjusts the engine and transmission control units (ECU and TCU) as well as the compressor for the air-conditioning system to achieve this 9.1% extra fuel economy.
Outside, it is equipped with 18″ alloy wheel, chrome door handle, and LED-Daytime Running lights at the front to its dynamic and sporty profile to the LED rear combination lamps.
Inside, the all new Optima K5 features a plush leather interior, a high-tech and luxurious supervision cluster and a multifunctional steering with controls for audio, ECO-driving, Auto Cruise-Control and Bluetooth.
Technological features in the car includes push-start ignition, auto-headlights, auto-wipers, a rear view camera display on the rear view mirror while the supervision cluster displays useful information such as engine oil service reminder, tyre rotation service reminder, distance to service, fuel economy and steering wheel alignment.
In terms of safety, the car comes with the Electronic Stability Program comprising ABS and EBD, traction control, brake assist and stability control, there is also Hill Start Assist Control.This is something which comes in handy on steep slopes as it prevents rolling back when moving off from a standstill. Brake pressure is maintained for 2 seconds after the brake pedal is released so the driver has time to switch the right foot over to the accelerator pedal and accelerate forward.It also equipped with six-airbags, front active headrests, child seat fixtures at the rear and a speed-sensing auto door locks.
At night, the bright JPJ-approved HID headlights will keep the road ahead well illuminated. There’s a ‘static bending light’ which widens illuminations when the car starts turning so the driver can see corner better.
Below are the Optima specs that we got from Dubai International Motorshow – http://kereta.info/kia-optima-k5-2-0-specification/