A class above the rest
air to the back of the driver and passenger.
Making its debut in the Optima GT is the new smartphone wireless charger. The charger has an overheat protection feature that detects the temperature of the thermistor in the wireless charger module and automatically turns it off should the temperature get too high.
Other interior features include a seven-inch TFT LCD screen for the entertainment system that has MP3, MP4, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and a MirrorLink feature that links the screen of the phone to the centre-mounted display screen.
The all-new Kia Optima GT is powered by the new Theta II 2.0 T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The powertrain produces 242hp at 6,000rpm and an impressive 350Nm of torque from just 1,400rpm. This makes the Optima GT one of the most powerful in its class and on par with some of the larger European sedans.
Its performance figures are also impressive. It can go from 0kph to 100kph in 7.4 seconds and the fuel consumption is rated at 8.5 litres for every 100km travelled on the combined cycle.
The car has three driving modes – Sport, Normal and Eco. The Sport mode adjusts the sensitivity of the throttle for maximum performance and the steering wheel feels heavier for precise control of the car at high speed.
The Normal mode takes the throttle and steering wheel back to its usual factory settings while the Eco mode reduces throttle sensitivity, lightens the steering wheel and slows down the air-conditioning system to reduce fuel consumption.
On the safety front, the Kia Optima GT is fitted with six airbags. There is also an arsenal of electronic safety features such as the anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability control (VSM), hill-start assist control (HAC) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), which automatically flashes a hazard warning when the emergency brakes are applied.
The All-New Kia Optima GT comes in three colours: Gravity Blue, Aurora Black and Snow White Pearl. It is available in showrooms nationwide.
For more information, visit www.kia.com.
The new KIA Optima GT combines a luxurious and spacious interior with a sporty exterior and powerful performance.