Thursday, January 17, 2019

2020 Kia Optima

Another spy shot of the all-new 2020 Kia Optima.
They match the one I posted earlier. (HERE)

At first, I thought there was a really weird black trim around the rear window, where it meets the chrome line that runs along the roof.
But I think this is actually a strange small camouflage bit. ( I hope...)

Otherwise, it already looks really stylish. And it is really new, unlike the 2020 Passat.
It is great to see manufacturers still taking the mid-size sedan market seriously.
These cars are getting to be excellent. And a sportier alternative the SUVs.

Not sure which one will be coming out first, but the Kia Optima cousin, the Hyundai Sonata is also due for a total redesign at around the same time...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It already looks stylish? WTF?

Anonymous said...

That glass/trim/roof design is pretty unique. Looking forward to seeing the whole design.

Carl Sandstedt said...

Wouldn't take much to give this a hatch option.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the generation before the current one set a ridiculously high bar for distinctive styling, and the one that followed barely retained the original style. This looks even further afield, but I'll reserve judgement until the final product rolls out.

FFEMT6 said...

Well since the new Soul has been introduced with a floating roof design, seems to me the Optima will also. I think that is what the strange black trim is. Waiting for the new 4G Mazda 6 personally.

Anonymous said...

If these manufacturers were in fact taking mid-sized sedans seriously they’d give them usable back seats that don’t require a contortionist to enter, and hatchbacks instead of narrow and useless trunk openings. As it is now, it’s no wonder sedan sales keep dropping.

KB in MD said...

Similar shape to Stinger