The Geneva Motor Show 2016 is coming and you can sure tell! There are a whole host of announcements of concept and real-world cars coming to us soon. This is the Kia Optima Sportwagon which is loosely based on the absolutely stunning 2015 SPORTSPACE concept.
Kia states that the Optima Sportswagon offers the striking exterior design and high quality interior of the 2016 Optima saloon, with the added practicality and appeal of a tourer bodystyle. We’d offer that it isn’t quite as stunning as the SPORTSPACE concept (which looked more like an Alfa Romeo in design than anything else) but it is still a very attractive proposition nonetheless.
Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer, Kia Motors Europe, commented: “The Optima has come to define Kia globally, and is credited with kick-starting the brand’s design-led transformation. The SPORTSPACE concept from 2015 was a clear intention of where we wanted to take the Optima next, and the Sportswagon adds an extra level of style and practicality to the well-received saloon.”
The Optima Sportswagon will be available with a choice of efficient and responsive petrol and diesel powertrains, including a high-powered GT model. The Optima Sportswagon is equipped with a range of innovative safety assistance and infotainment features, ensuring maximum occupant safety, comfort and enjoyment.
The Optima Sportswagon is due to go on sale across Europe in Q4 2016.