Thursday, November 07, 2019

Another teaser illustration for the 2021 Kia Optima

This one looks really nice, and actually pretty realistic (Unlike the ones HERE)

This is probably very close to the real thing. And unfortunately, it shows a regular trunk opening and not a hatchback (As many comments on this site had predicted...)
It looks like they spent a lot of time and effort (and money) to make sure the new Optima looked exactly like a hatchback, without being one.
Which is so weird.
Now we have this strange (and probably really cheap looking) large black plastic area on the top of the trunk. Right bellow the rear window.
Which in real life must look pretty bad...



Anonymous said...

Vince, regarding the black panel to complete the backlight graphic - are you not remembering the original Passat CC?

Regarding it looking like a hatch - so what! It's an attractive shape, a vehicle doesn't have to fit into a preconceived mold. Automobiles are rolling art.

Anonymous said...

"Automobiles are rolling art"

ROFL. We have a comedian here.

neuromatico said...

The designers extended the trailing edge of the rear window with a black panel to make the window appear longer and the deck lid shorter, as if it were a hatchback.

Bentley pulled the same trick with the new Continental GT:

FFEMT6 said...

I like it so far, even if they did miss an opportunity in making it a sportback. They could have had a major edge, just as Honda could have had with the Accord.

Anonymous said...

Vince, are you saying that what you posted a couple of days ago as the real thing, it is not? You come across like you are revealing us something new. NOT!

Anonymous said...

Here in San Francisco a hatchback means constant break ins. Give me a trunk any day.