Grab a Biro... prices for the new Kia Optima Saloon have been confirmed.
Grab a Biro... prices for the new Kia Optima Saloon have been confirmed. The entry- level '1' is listed for £19,595 – and available with six-speed manual transmission only. This Ford Mondeo rival also has: an electronic stability programme for safe cornering, air- con for a comfortable drive, and cruise control for convenience. Moving through the range we find the mid-spec '2 Luxe'. Best find a pencil to note this lot. This builds on its sibling's strengths with its: climate control, larger alloys, leather seats, and rear reading light. This costs £21,695 to £23,200, depending whether it has manual or automatic transmission. The '2 Tech' trim costs the same but has half leather seats, smaller wheels, and less exterior detailing. The reversing camera, sat-nav, and superior sound system compensate.That brings us to the top-spec '3'. Perhaps write these prices down with a swanky fountain pen. Advantages over its siblings include the: parking sensors, chrome door handles, self-levelling headlights with washers, and the inviting ambient lighting system. All from £24,495 to £26,000. Furthermore, every Kia Optima has a 1.7-litre diesel engine. This produces 134bhp, and propels Biro lovers to 62mph in 10.2 seconds when bolted to the manual box, and 11.5 seconds with the auto. Fuel economy is a pleasing 57.6mpg and 47.1mpg respectively. The Optima also has decent handling, a cosy ride, fantastic looks, and a spacious 505-litre boot. Just as well - where else would you keep that fountain pen?