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First spy shots of the 2011 Kia Optima appear on the web. Stunning exterior design for Kia's next generation mid-size sedan.

If you like spy shot reports and new Kia cars, then you definately don't want to miss this post. Our spy report today is related to next generation mid-size Kia sedan, known as Optima in US market or Magentis elswhere.
KGP photography crew managed to take a few shots of a heavily camouflaged prototype of next Kia Optima, which has been spotted while undergoing hot-weather testing in the US Death Vally. These very first spy shots reveal that Optima will undergo dramatic exterior styling changes. The 2011 Optima will be penned by Peter Schreyer, the creator of iconic Audi TT sports car, and will feature far more aggressive and sportier look than its predecessor.
Underpinnings of the next Kia Optima, as well as engines and transmissions will be shared with next-generation Hyundai Sonata and will include a range of powerful EURO5 compliant diesel and gasoline engines, equipped with gasoline direct injection technology. For the first time, Optima will also be available with Hyundai-Kia's new six-speed automatic transmission.
The all-new Kia Optima is expected to hit Kia dealers in Korea in the first half of the 2010, while US and European sales will likely commence in late 2010 or early 2011.



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