Australia's Best Medium Car
The Optima GT Model is Australia's Best Medium Car under $50K, as voted by Australia's Best Cars. Across the Optima range you'll find more progressive driving dynamics, innovative safety technologies and a higher-class interior than before. This vehicle has been perfectly designed for the Australian market.
The All-New Optima has undergone an evolution. The good looks that we all know still remain, however it is now available with a potent turbocharged engine.
Optima GT Turbo
The All-New Optima GT Turbo brings sportiness and performance to the range. It's not just mechanical changes, either. On the outside, you'll find a deeply scalloped rear diffuser, LED lighting at the rear and a sportier front bumper to complement its powerful 180 kW engine.
Instantly, you'll notice the heritage of award-winning design throughout the All-New Optima GT. A bolder, wider interpretation of Kia's signature Tiger-nose grille can be found leading its design. A sharp, modern roofline follows suit across the top of the car, resulting in a sporty, yet stylish profile.
Only the finest materials have been used throughout the cabin of the All-New Optima range. There's extended use of soft touch materials throughout the cabin, and a no-cost option on selected Optima GT models with the choice of Red Interior instead of black.
You'll also find high-quality technologies as standard. Blind Spot Detection, Advanced Smart Cruise Control and Autonomous Emergency Braking feature on Optima GT Models. There's also a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon® sound system in the Optima GT Model, too.
Inside the GT model, you'll find genuine Aluminium gracing the lower centre console. There's also heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel and Wireless Phone Charging* on GT Models.
*Phone device must be wireless charging compatible
The chassis of the all new Optima has been engineered for a smoother ride and more responsive handling through the road's twists and turns.
2.4L GDi engine
The Optima Si features an efficient 2.4L engine with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), producing 138kW of power with 241Nm of torque.
2.0L Turbocharged Engine
The Optima GT features our latest 2.0L turbocharged engine, producing a sporty 180kW of power with 350Nm of torque.
Advanced Material Construction
Thanks to smarter use of cutting-edge metals and adhesives at critical points of the vehicle chassis, the Kia Optima surrounds you with a lightweight yet strengthened cage—setting a new standard for occupant safety.
BSD (Blind Spot Detection)
This system uses sensors to identify vehicles approaching from behind, and then alerts the driver through visual alerts on the side mirror. (GT model only)
LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System)
Lane Departure Warning alerts the driver when they begin to exit their lane without the use of a turn signal.
AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking)
Autonomous Emergency Braking1 (AEB) continuously scans the road ahead, and will apply the brakes if it detects an object fast approaching the front of the vehicle.
RCTA Rear Cross Traffic Alert)
The Rear Cross Traffic Alert System alerts the driver of any cars crossing the path behind the vehicle during reversing situations. (GT model only)