Kia Optima Magentis K5 Second generation
|Also called||Kia Magentis (Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil) Kia Lotze (South Korea) Kia Lotze Advance (KDM Model Year) Kia Lotze Innovation (KDM Facelift)|
|Assembly||Hwasung Plant, Hwasung, South Korea Kaliningrad, Russia|
|Engine||2.0L Beta II 138 hp (103 kW) I4 petrol 2.4L Theta 138–162 hp (103–121 kW) I4 petrol 2.4L Theta II 175 hp (130 kW) I4 petrol 2.7L Delta V6 170 hp (127 kW) petrol 2.7L Mu V6 185–194 hp (138–145 kW) petrol 2.0L CRDI VGT 140 hp (104 kW) I4 diesel|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 4-speed automatic 5-speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,720 mm (107 in)|
|Length||4,755–4,810 mm (187.2–189 in)|
|Width||1,820 mm (72 in)|
|Height||1,480 mm (58 in)|
|Related||Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Grandeur/Azera Kia Carens/Rondo|
The second generation Optima, known as the Kia Magentis globally except the United States and Malaysia, and as the Kia Lotze in South Korea, was launched in South Korea in November 2005. This generation differed further from the Hyundai Sonata donor vehicle than the previous model. Unlike the previous Optima though, this vehicle uses a global platform, unique to Kia, designated "MG". The car continues to be built in South Korea and shares its 2.4 litre inline-four engine, five-speed Sportmatic automatic or five-speed manual transmission with the Sonata.
The Optima received a crash test rating of five stars from the NHTSA,and four stars from EuroNCAP.
The Optima was revised and updated in 2008, debuting at the New York International Auto Show (as a 2009 model year). This update features new front-end styling and tail lamps. The design of the updated Optima was penned under the guidance of Peter Schreyer, Kia's chief design officer, and also former chief designer for Audi and Volkswagen. In addition to the revised exterior, length is also slightly increased by roughly 70 millimetres (2.8 in) to approximate 4,800 millimetres (190 in) long. There is also a new engine and the interior has also been revised. Main changes in the interior are a redesigned instrument cluster and a Sirius Satellite Radio/AM/FM/MP3/CD with an auxiliary jack. In certain markets, the option of satellite navigation is offered.
The new Theta II 2.4 litre inline-four engine employs dual continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) and a variable intake system (VIS) to increase power to 131 kilowatts (176 hp) while returning improved fuel consumption over its predecessor. Torque is rated at 229 newton metres (169 lbf·ft) there is 2.0L for other markets middle east etc. a 2.0L 4cyl with 5 manual or 4 automatic gearbox with power 164 hp (122 kW) at 6200 rpm and 197 N·m (145 lb·ft) torque takes it from 0–100 km/h(0-60 mph) in 9.2sec for manual and 10.1 for auto with top speed up to 208 km/h (129 mph) outside the US. The 2.7 litre V6 has few changes to the previous model, though power is increased to 144 kilowatts (193 hp), and torque to 249 newton metres (184 lbf·ft) with standard 5speed automatic takes it from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.9sec with top speed up to 220 km/h (137 mph). A five-speed manual transmission is standard in the base model, and a five-speed automatic is included with mid- and high-end levels (or as an option in the base model).
2010 models see the addition of a Proximity Key with Push-Button Start and paddle shifters on SX models.
In Australia, the Magentis was introduced in August 2006, and replaced the Optima. Initially available with a choice of 2.4L 4-cylinder or 2.7L V6 engines, the Magentis sold poorly, with sales peaking at only 741 units in 2007. In 2008, the V6 engine was dropped, as was the Luxury model, leaving only the entry-level 2.4L EX model, which was sold at a heavily discounted price. In 2009, the Magentis was discontinued in Australia. While the facelifted 2010 model was never officially launched, a very small number were imported for "evaluation" purposes, and sold to the public as demos.