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Introducing: Optima Sportswagon

Introducing: the Optima Sportswagon

A stylish and spacious large estate car, the Optima Sportswagon, joins the Kia range in the UK on 15 September 2016. Priced from £22,295, Kia's first ever D-segment estate car comes to the UK at the same time as a plug-in hybrid version of the Optima, giving the company two new opportunities to expand its business, especially in company fleets. In Europe, two-thirds of D-segment sales and 75 per cent of fleet sales in the class are taken by estate cars.    

The Optima Sportswagon was designed in Europe and will be sold only in Europe. Its stylish exterior remains faithful to the highly praised SPORTSPACE concept revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Style is not at the expense of practicality and versatility, however: the Optima Sportswagon has a minimum of 552 litres of cargo space, including two underfloor trays, and 1,686 litres with the rear seats folded. Stylish integrated roof rails are standard.

The Optima Sportswagon exudes the same exterior style and interior class as the saloon on which it is based - the two cars are identical in length (4,855mm) and width (1,860mm), but the Sportswagon is 5mm taller at 1,470mm because of the roof rails.

Like the Optima saloon, it is sold exclusively with a highly efficient, torquey and refined 1.7-litre turbodiesel engine. And it is available with a full suite of advanced connectivity and active driver assistance technologies, including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay (available later in the production run), Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom®, a harman/kardon eight-speaker audio system, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Smart Cruise Control and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

There are three trim lines for the new Optima Sportswagon ­- 2, 3 and GT-Line S - echoing those available for the Optima saloon. A sporty high-performance GT version will make that four variants early in 2017.

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