Kia Motor America has officially launched the sales of the all–new 2011 Kia Optima midsize sedan. Premiered at the 2010 New York International Auto Show, the new-generation Optima is a proud successor of the evolving KIA design language, showcasing sharp, sporty profile that conveys elegance and athletic confidence from every side.

The flawlessly styled 2011 Optima has been designed at Kia's advanced studios in Frankfurt and Irvine, Calif.

At its sales start, the masculine Kia model will be offered with a choice between three trim level - LX, EX and SX. The LX highlights dual exhaust with chrome tips, solar glass, outside mirror turn signal indicators and 16–inch alloys wrapped in 205/65R16 tires. A level higher, the EX trim includes standard fog lights, heated outside mirrors, exterior chrome/body–color door handles as well as 17–inch alloys with P215/55/R17 tires, while the EX Turbo adds a unique front grille design. The top-of-the-line and most athletic SX trim adds HID headlights with auto leveling, LED rear combination lights, unique front grille design, rear lip spoiler, sculpted side sills, aero wiper blades, black front brake calipers and 18–inch black machined finish alloy wheels furnished with P225/45R18 tires.

In the terms of performance and efficiency, the 2011 Optima will be available with three all–new Theta II units - a 2.4–liter GDI four–cylinder (200 horsepower), a 2.0–liter GDI turbo (274 horsepower) and a 2.4–liter hybrid engine.

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