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Hello Kia CS! Long shot I know but can you advise if the Optima will be getting any other engine? I see the Americas get a 2.0 Turbo with some decent power! Surely there wouldn't be much in the way of additional cost to you guys to get it put into a UK car? Please!!

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Hi chris_1d<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />

Thanks for posting.

At this point in time there
are no plans to introduce Optima with a larger engine into the UK market. I'm
not sure if you've test driven the new Optima but the 1.7 engine does boast
impressive performance and economy figures relative to its engine size.

In fact the 2 litre diesel
engine we use in the UK actually has the same power out put as the 1.7 engine
currently in the Optima.

The American market has very different
emission legislation and therefore we have to balance our power output very
carefully with our environmental challenges.

Thank you again for your
post, if there's anything else I can do for you, please don't hesitate to get
in touch again.

Kia Customer Service

0845 6017521


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