CarSpyShots
Quick Member Login:
Forgot password?
Forum Statistics:
Forum Members:
Total Threads:
Total Posts:


There are users
currently browsing forums.
  Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-29-2019, 02:48 PM
pjl35's Avatar
pjl35 pjl35 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 3,883
pjl35 is on a distinguished road
Default 2021 Kia Optima

Surprised there doesn't appear to be a thread on this. K5 (Optima twin for other markets) teased in sketches. December debut expected:







https://www.motor1.com/news/379049/2...teaser-images/
__________________
"In three words, I can sum up everything I have learned about life; it goes on." -- Robert Frost
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-29-2019, 05:01 PM
mick78 mick78 is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 9,491
mick78 will become famous soon enough
Default

Looks good, but from the rear it looks like one of those designs that really should just be a hatchback, if they already look like one.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-29-2019, 05:02 PM
paranoidgarliclover paranoidgarliclover is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,761
paranoidgarliclover is on a distinguished road
Default

How strange that they'd release one teaser pic w/ door handles and one w/o.... Not loving the swiggly DRLs, which remind me of the Prius tailights (and mean that as an insult). Character line is also a bit odd and likely unnecessary.

Nice overall shape, and a sophisticated tailight arrangement (which looks like the Grandeur/Azera?). Grille integration is not unlike a VW. Interior looks like it could be quite upscale.

Last edited by paranoidgarliclover; 10-29-2019 at 05:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-29-2019, 05:02 PM
Nicktyelor's Avatar
Nicktyelor Nicktyelor is offline
The Lurker
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,439
Nicktyelor is on a distinguished road
Default

This looks extremely promising. Hyundai/Kia are doing their best to prop up the sedan segment with these progressive designs. It's a refreshing direction after the current gen has sort of lulled.

I worry about the headlights a but I'm glad they're trying something. Getting some Peugeot 508 and Camaro RS vibes up front.
__________________
It's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-29-2019, 11:46 PM
Crash Crash is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,385
Crash is on a distinguished road
Default

A true thing of beauty. Another home run for Kia.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-30-2019, 12:27 AM
SV's Avatar
SV SV is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,173
SV is on a distinguished road
Default

The new Sonata really doesn’t do it for me but this looks promising. Headlights look a bit weird, but at least the front end doesn’t look like a sad fish
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-30-2019, 01:06 AM
Ascariss's Avatar
Ascariss Ascariss is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gdansk, Poland
Posts: 5,953
Ascariss will become famous soon enough
Default

Test cars

https://thekoreancarblog.com/2019/03...n-south-korea/

https://www.motor1.com/news/366331/2...-optima-spied/

That side groove / design element looks different.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-31-2019, 04:37 AM
paranoidgarliclover paranoidgarliclover is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,761
paranoidgarliclover is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ascariss View Post
That side groove / design element looks different.
Were you able to make out the side scalloping? It looks like it's either missing or camo'd, to my eyes.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-02-2019, 02:22 PM
Reppu's Avatar
Reppu Reppu is offline
CSS Oldtimer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Madrid - Spain
Posts: 3,752
Reppu is on a distinguished road
Default

Just...wow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mick78 View Post
Looks good, but from the rear it looks like one of those designs that really should just be a hatchback, if they already look like one.
Fully agree

Quote:
Originally Posted by mick78 View Post
A true thing of beauty. Another home run for Kia.
Again, ffully agree
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-02-2019, 02:38 PM
Nicktyelor's Avatar
Nicktyelor Nicktyelor is offline
The Lurker
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,439
Nicktyelor is on a distinguished road
Default

Not sure about this just yet. Proportions seem a bit squished.
Almost looks like a mash up of an Accord and Forte.

Very interested in the full reveal.
__________________
It's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:09 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Black Falcon Media Group Oy