- Kia Optima (or Kia K5 in some countries) will wear a new design language
- New design language might also make it to other cars
Kia has officially teased the new 2021 Optima sedan ahead of its official debut. The new Optima (or the K5) will debut a brand new design language for the Korean carmaker when it arrives either later this year or sometime in 2020.
Kia has been busy revamping its design since the last few decades and the Optima seems to open up another chapter. As can be seen in the pictures, the sedan has a very flamboyant face with a sharp sportscar-like bonnet and a multi-louvred grille. But the Z-shaped sleek LED surround on the three-point headlamp cluster grabs all the attention. Even the front bumper appears very sporty.
The silhouette is very coupe-like adding to the aggressive demeanour of the sedan. The contrasting stripe running alongside the window line aims to give it a floating roof effect as it meets the boot at the back. As for the taillamps, its all-LED unit is sleek and runs across the tailgate. Overall, the new Optima doesn’t look anything like the current model.
Kia has also teased the cabin where you get a familiar layout with floating screens on the dashboard and a minimalistic centre console. There’s an all-digital instrument cluster as well as a rotary dial for gear lever to keep things modern.
Based on the new-gen Sonata, the new Optima is expected to break cover sooner rather than later. We expect a 2019 Los Angeles Motor Show debut with a market launch by mid-2020. But nothing is confirmed at the moment. More details of the new Optima will be revealed in the coming weeks.