2017 – KIA OPTIMA SPORTSWAGON EU VERSION

Kia unveiled the turbo version of the Optima: the Sportswagon that will be presented to the public from March 1 at the Geneva Motor Show. The new version of Optima will go on sale from the second half and will have as main competitors the Ford Mondeo SW, the Opel Insignia and the Mazda 6 SW.At 4,855 mm in length, the Optima Sportswagon features a 2,805 mm wheelbase and a 553-liter capacity in the trunk – an extra 48 liters compared to the sedan. It has an automatic opening of the trunk lid actionable when the key is approaching or with a foot movement under the rear bumper. 40:20:40 folding seats are standard. The interior is the same as the Optima in its sedan version.Among the engines is the 1.7-liter CRDi Diesel with 141 hp – running in conjunction with a six-speed manual or dual-clutch seven-ratio transmission – and the 2.0 CVVL with 163 hp gasoline – coupled to a manual or automatic transmission of six speeds. In the GT version, which reveals a more sporty look, the turbocharger still has a gasoline engine 2.0 T-GDI turbo and direct injection and 245 hp, combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. Certainly Kia also prepares a hybrid plug-in version, just as it did in the sedan.Optima Sportswagon has the new infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus an electronic tuning suspension as an option. In addition, it replicates the vast majority of sedan version equipment.

2017 – KIA OPTIMA SPORTSWAGON UK VERSION

The KIA Optima line was expanded in the UK with the arrival of new versions. The Korean sedan offers two more options to the British, the KIA Optima PHEV 2017 and the KIA Optima Sportwagon 2017, two alternatives that complete a very attractive line.KIA announced this year its commitment to lower total line emissions by 25 percent by the end of the decade at honda car covers. With the arrival of the new KIA Optima PHEV 2017 looks for this drop in emissions. On the other hand, the Sportwagon version aims to offer buyers a wider choice and a more practical trunk.The KIA Optima PHEV is equipped with a hybrid plug-in system that combines a 2.0-liter petrol engine with 154 hp of power with a 67-hp electric motor. It has a battery of 9.8 kWh and with it is able to offer a range of 60 km. Together the system announces 202 hp of power and 375 Nm of torque, with emissions of 37 g / km.The hybrid version of the Optima has several improvements in its aerodynamics that get good numbers. Its coefficient of aerodynamic drag is only 0.25 Cx. The wheels were specially chosen for this alternative, and are 17 inches with tires in the measures of 215/55. In addition, the suspensions were revised so that the dynamic capacities were not affected by the weight of the batteries. The standard equipment is outstanding, counting on lighting system with LED technology, rear view camera and a complete cast of security systems.In relation to the Optima Sportwagon, what stands out in this version is its trunk with 552 liters capacity. If the seats are folded, the number rises to 1,686 liters, a figure higher than his brother sedan. In the UK comes with the 1.7 liter CRDI engine which offers 139 hp of power and 340 Nm of torque. This engine announces 113 g / km of emissions, and if the model is equipped with a dual-clutch transmission, it will rise to 120 g / km.

2017 – KIA PICANTO

The first images and official data of the new KIA Picanto 2017 with its definitive production configuration appear after the sketches released by the Korean brand at the end of December. The vehicle that will replace the current Picanto and which represents the third generation of the model, will be presented for the first time to the Western public at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, which will be celebrated in March. An urban that stands as one of the best selling cars by the Korean company worldwide.The new KIA Picanto comes with an exterior image far more aggressive than the current model and takes some styling features from the KIA Sportage. It keeps its typical eyes popped, but the air intake of the front bumper is considerably more generous, as well as maintains the grid with the characteristic design of the brand. This visual dynamism is accentuated in the unit that appears in the image gallery, which equips the GT Line set and which highlights the more sporty side of the Picanto.Everything seems to indicate that the new Picanto will use lights with LED technology both in the front and rear and although for now we see only in the version with body of five doors, we can not rule out the possibility that it is also offered as three doors. However, there is a tendency for manufacturers today to reduce their costs and offer only the best-selling body.In terms of interior, the Picanto 2017 looks like a totally different car from the previous model. Its design, with a panel of horizontal lines and a large touch screen, where infotainment systems are controlled, looks like a top-class vehicle. The increase in wheelbase, which grows 15 mm, allows a slightly more spacious interior to be offered without increasing its external size, which remains the same as its predecessor.Like the new KIA Picanto the brand expands the possibilities of personalization, introducing more varied color combinations for the body, which can be complemented with a selection of wider upholstery and with several decorative appliques for the passenger compartment.The KIA Picanto was introduced for the first time in 2004. The current generation has been on the market since 2011 and in 2014 received a small facelift to keep up to date.

2017 – KIA PICANTO GT-LINE

The first images and official data of the new KIA Picanto 2017 with its definitive production configuration appear after the sketches released by the Korean brand at the end of December. The vehicle that will replace the current Picanto and which represents the third generation of the model, will be presented for the first time to the Western public at the Geneva Motor Show 2017, which will be celebrated in March. An urban that stands as one of the best selling cars by the Korean company worldwide.The new KIA Picanto comes with an exterior image far more aggressive than the current model and takes some styling features from the KIA Sportage. It keeps its typical eyes popped, but the air intake of the front bumper is considerably more generous, as well as maintains the grid with the characteristic design of the brand. This visual dynamism is accentuated in the unit that appears in the image gallery, which equips the GT Line set and which highlights the more sporty side of the Picanto.Everything seems to indicate that the new Picanto will use lights with LED technology both in the front and rear and although for now we see only in the version with body of five doors, we can not rule out the possibility that it is also offered as three doors. However, there is a tendency for manufacturers today to reduce their costs and offer only the best-selling body.In terms of interior, the Picanto 2017 looks like a totally different car from the previous model. Its design, with a panel of horizontal lines and a large touch screen, where infotainment systems are controlled, looks like a top-class vehicle. The increase in wheelbase, which grows 15 mm, allows a slightly more spacious interior to be offered without increasing its external size, which remains the same as its predecessor.Like the new KIA Picanto the brand expands the possibilities of personalization, introducing more varied color combinations for the body, which can be complemented with a selection of wider upholstery and with several decorative appliques for the passenger compartment.The KIA Picanto was introduced for the first time in 2004. The current generation has been on the market since 2011 and in 2014 received a small facelift to keep up to date.

2017 – KIA RIO PULSE

KIA has decided to launch a new limited series for one of its compact, KIA Rio Pulse will be located in the middle / high part of the line and will present what is already usual in these cases: differentiated aesthetic elements, a specific interior and a more complete equipment to a more competitive price. For now it will be marketed in the UK, where it will be priced at 14,595 pounds, something like 60,000 reais.The Rio Pulse will be offered in two body colors: Midnight Black and Clear White, both shades that are available also for the rest of the finishes. In addition, it will have the peculiarity of adding several elements in red, such as around the lights antineblina, side skirts, rearview mirror housings, the roof and the small rear aerofoil. Add to that the chrome front grille, the tinted rear windows and the 17-inch alloy wheels.Inside, it has the fabric upholstery that imitates leather in the colors black and red, the latter repeated on the door panels. Both the steering wheel and the shift lever are leather and the pedals are made of stainless steel. Regarding the equipment, it has a 5.0-inch screen in the center console, the dashboard includes a 3.5 in the central part, the infotainment system has digital radio, Bluetooth and USB connections, has rear parking sensors and camera of reverse gear.Under the hood will be offered only one engine, the 1.25 four-cylinder petrol with 83 hp and 121 Nm of torque, coupled with a five-speed manual transmission. There are drivers assistants, such as starting ramps, track maintenance and stability control, etc.

2017 – KIA SOUL

Two years after its debut, the current generation of Kia Soul gets its first update, which comes with the visual modifications proper to a mid-life renewal.A new front opens, which has subtle changes, but enough to give it a rejuvenated look. It opens a new bumper, renewed optical groups with daytime lights by LEDs and new headlights antineblina. In the rear the bumpers are also new, as well as the flashlights, which received a new light signature and LED technology. Complete the new 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as new body shades.The interior does not change its design, with only some improvements related to the equipment, which includes an updated infotainment system with a touch screen compatible with Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Mirror Link. In addition, new tapestry debut and two-tone finish, plus new instrumentation.Under the hood it maintains the same options of gasoline and diesel engines, that is, the GDI of 1.6 liters with 135 hp and the CRDI of 1.6 liters and 136 hp. Some markets may debut a version with turbocharged engine, whose characteristics are not yet known, but could be derived from that used by the Forte5, a 1.6 liter 200 hp and a torque of 264 Nm.

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