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“A sleek fusion of bold style, heart-pounding performance, and advanced technology, the new Optima confidently pushes the boundaries of the midsize sedan, with plenty of attitude to spare.”


After its debut last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Kia Optima has become a highly anticipated model and arrives this year in the UK.

So what can we expect from this new Kia model? Well a high class interior, changes to the chassis and all new technology to name a few.

First impressions may have suggested a facelift model but Kia have overlooked this and specified this is not the case as the exterior design is all-new.

The new Optima is larger, having 10mm added to the height and wheelbase of the car and an extra 25mm across the width.

Building on the already great strengths of the previous model, the all new Optima has a more muscular front bumper encasing wraparound headlights, small changes to the bumper and a more sculpted rear LED light design give the rear of the car a fresh look too.


The interior is where you really see the difference in this new model. Redesigned seats mean passengers get to enjoy 25mm more legroom, as well as head and shoulder room also being improved slightly to give a feeling of all round space. Rear passengers also receive pull up sun shades and a separate heater.

When it comes to technology, the Optima has been blessed. The 8” touchscreen is brand new and feature’s Kia’s real-time connected services. The dash has been completely redesigned to house an upper display zone and a lower control zone.

Housing the same diesel engine as before, the 1.7 is said to have been improved with cleaner revs and lower emissions. A petrol option is not expected to make it to the UK.

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Kia’s first ever plug-in hybrid electric vehicle the Kia Optima Plug-In hopes to follow the success of its predecessor. With an electric range of 54 kilometres and low CO2 emissions. An attractive design, impressive performance, low running costs and energy efficient. Just some of the features that make this hybrid a perfect choice for private and fleet customers.

Start the day fully charged with a Free Rolec home charging unit* when you purchase a Kia Soul EV or Kia Optima PHEV at Sandicliffe Kia. Charges at the nearest station are no longer necessary, you can rest assure knowing that your model will be charged and ready to go for the morning commute. The standard 3.6KW Untethered charging socket is now supplied for free including the standard installation of the unit.

If you have a Kia Soul EV or Kia Optima PHEV already contact your local Sandicliffe Kia Dealership to find out more about installing a charging unit. You may have to pay depending on your specifications and if you have any special requirements for the installation of your unit. You can find out all of the information in the table below.

Charging Point Type New Vehicle retail customer price inc. VAT (excluding Personal Contract Hire and KMUK Friends and Family Other new car channels and used car customer price including VAT
Wallpod EV HomeCharge 16Amp 3.6kW (untethered). Type 2 charging socket £0 £120
Wallpod EV HomeCharge 16Amp 3.6kW (tethered). Type 1 charging socket £50 £170
Wallpod EV HomeCharge 16Amp 3.6kW (tethered). Type 2 charging socket £50 £170
Wallpod EV HomeCharge 32Amp 7.2kW (untethered). Type 2 charging socket £0 £120
Wallpod EV HomeCharge 32Amp 7.2kW (tethered). Type 1 charging socket £50 £170
Wallpod EV HomeCharge 32Amp 7.2kW (tethered). Type 2 charging socket £50 £170
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Staying true to premium features and refinement of the Kia Optima Saloon, the Sportswagon delivers on design and performance. A sporty exterior, high-class low noise cabin and of course cutting edge technologies are just some of the features. There is also plenty of cargo space and enhanced driving dynamics are other highlights.

Arriving at Sandicliffe Kia Dealers in Nottingham, Leicester and Melton Mowbray on the 15th September. Register your interest to find out more and to be one of the first to own the Kia Optima plug-in hybrid or the stylish Kia Optima Sportswagon! Keep your eye out for more information, images and videos of both models before their release! Contact us today to arrange a test-drive and for more information!

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