Need a large boot space but don’t want to compromise on style? Kia has you covered. The Kia Optima Sportwagon adds flair and glamour to the traditional estate car market, while still offering a functional 552 litre boot space.
Some estate cars provide lots of space but are boxy and square. Others have sharper, more rakish lines, but sacrifice practicality as a result. The Optima Sportswagon is the best of all worlds – a sleek, beautifully proportioned D-segment car in its own right, but one with a vast amount of practicality and versatility for the business drivers who will be its primary customers.
Practicality was given parity with style throughout the design process. A wide tailgate and low lip make it easy to load heavy items, and the Smart Power Tailgate on GT-Line S opens automatically when the smart key comes into close proximity for more than three seconds. Integrated roof rails are standard across the range.
The 40:20:40 folding rear seats allow two people to travel in comfort while still leaving space for long loads. Grades 3 and GT-Line S have adjustable sliding luggage rails with built-in harnesses for securing cargo.
All this has been achieved with only minimal alteration to the dimensions of the acclaimed Optima saloon. The footprint of the two cars is identical, but the Sportswagon is 5mm taller because of its sleek roof rails. The Optima Sportswagon has 552 litres of cargo space behind the rear seats, including two underfloor storage boxes, and up to 1,686 litres with the 40:20:40 split rear seats folded.
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|Diesel 1.7 CRDi ISGi (139bhp)||64.2 (4.4) (17" & 18" wheels)||113 (17" & 18" wheels)||139/4000||6|
|Diesel 1.7 CRDi ISGi (139bhp)||61.4 (4.6) (18" wheels)||120 (18" wheels)||139/4000||7|
The Optima Sportswagon is powered exclusively by Kia’s 1.7- CRDi turbodiesel engine, which develops 139bhp and 340Nm of torque. It delivers outstanding performance for an engine of this capacity with effortless drive-ability.
The engine was engineered at Kia’s European research and development centre in Germany and features high-pressure common-rail fuel injection for maximum efficiency and a variable geometry turbocharger to enhance low-speed drive-ability while ensuring strong top-end power.
The Optima Sportswagon is a spacious, versatile estate car – but that doesn't mean it cannot be fun to drive. A stiff body structure, all-round independent suspension, crisp steering and powerful brakes combine to give sharp, sporty driving characteristics with supreme long-distance comfort and refinement, aided by extensive measures to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).
The Optima Sportswagon has the same fully independent suspension at all four corners as the saloon, with subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil springs and twin-tube gas-filled dampers at the front and a subframe-mounted multi-link system with coil springs and twin-tube gas-filled dampers at the rear. There are front and rear anti-roll bars. As a result, it delivers the same agile handling, smooth ride and high-speed stability as the saloon with which it shares its wheelbase and track widths.
The Optima Sportswagon comes with a full suite of connectivity features, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Android Auto connects the car to the user's smartphone and, via pre-downloaded apps, gives access to Google Maps navigation, Google Play music, hands-free calls and texts and voice recognition. Apple CarPlay, available later in the production run, will enable full Siri voice control of the phone's apps and functions while linking the car to Apple Maps, calls and text dictation, music streaming and audiobooks.
At the heart of it all is the latest Kia audio-visual navigation (AVN) system, operated via either a 7.0- or 8.0-inch touch-screen and featuring Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone connectivity with audio streaming. The navigation screen is linked to a rear parking camera.
The AVN system includes a DAB digital radio or, on grades 3 and GT-Line S, a 490-watt harman/kardon eight-speaker Premium Sound system with an external amplifier and sub-woofer and Clari-Fi technology to restore the sound usually lost when digital music files are heavily compressed.
There are USB charging points in the front and rear in every model, while the GT-Line S includes a wireless charger for topping up the batteries of smartphones.
The AVN system offers the full Kia Connected Services package powered by TomTom®. This provides live traffic updates, speed camera alerts and local point-of-interest and weather reports. It is provided free for seven years.
|Optima Sportswagon '2'||Optima Sportswagon '3'||Optima Sportswagon 'GT-Line S'|
Additional to Sportswagon '2'
Additional to Sportswagon '3'
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