Kia Optima Lx 2019 Interior

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Traditionally, the design of a business class car implies solidity, confidence and power. Therefore, when developing the external image for the updated model, Kia designers made changes that are designed to emphasize and strengthen the image of the classic business sedan.

Among the key decisions it should be noted:

  • electric drive for adjusting and folding rear view mirrors;
  • an extended radiator grille maintaining the corporate identity and with a light edging;
  • daytime running lights with LEDs;
  • use of smoother transition lines of the wide front bumper;
  • increasing the size of the head optics, made in a two-lens version and with built-in running lights;
  • the presence of an alloy side spare seat;
  • reduction of the lower air intake grille;
  • edging of fog lights in a four-point LED design made in a shape corresponding to the type of head optics;
  • increased depth of the lower front stamping, simulating the presence of a footrest;
  • higher bottom line and smaller side windows;
  • changes in the design of the rear pillars;
  • narrowed rear combination lamps;
  • sporty rear bumper with diffuser;
  • changing the shape of the exhaust system diffusers.

The updated car has not changed in size.


4.86 m


1.86 m


1.49 m


2.81 m


At first glance, it is quite difficult to discover such advantages of the interior as comfort and an abundance of useful functions. Everything looks very compact and practically does not reveal the high status of the car. At the same time, the 2019 Kia Optima is trimmed with gorgeous fabrics, premium leather, quality plastics, and even boasts metal inserts.

Functionality management

You won’t be able to find a large number of controls on the dashboard. The brightest thing that is there is the multimedia system screen, around which there is a strip of horizontally oriented air ducts and a couple of panels with analog elements: buttons and three small washers. There are a few physical switches for the most precise adjustment of the large functionality of the machine in other parts of the center console.

The tunnel is a combination of asceticism and grace. There are practically no unnecessary elements on it: most of the space is occupied by a recess for things of a substantial size, into which several connectors are integrated for connecting additional devices. Then there’s the gearshift knob, flanked by half a dozen buttons, as well as a pair of cupholders hidden behind the slide. At the end of the tunnel rises an overly large, but very comfortable armrest, on which both the driver and the front passenger can comfortably place their hands.

The steering wheel evokes approximately the same emotions. It’s not luxurious, but it provides a comfortable grip, is easy to twist, and is nice to look at. The number of buttons here is not off the charts, however, all the necessary functions can be activated from it. The steering wheel practically does not overlap the digital instrument panel with a traditional layout: large round tachometer and speedometer panels with additional sensors along the edges and a small on-board computer screen in the middle.

Passenger accommodation

The seats have been seriously modernized. Their shape and location of the headrests have slightly changed, and the filling has become even softer than before. They are covered with durable fabric or leather. In addition, the buyer will receive electrical adjustments, heating, and in “charged” trim levels – even ventilation. The back row will boast the same comfortable and safe sofa for riders with good support from the sides, as well as the ability to change the position of the backrest and headrests. When the central place is free, it can be transformed into an excellent armrest with cup holders and pockets for personal small items.

First generation

Model range “Škoda Octavia” from 1996 to 2017.

The first generation was produced from 1996 to the end of 2010 at the Škoda plant in the Czech Republic. This car was created on the A4 platform (PQ34).

The model underwent restyling in 2000 and since 2004 it continued to be sold in some countries as the Octavia Tour, since in 2004 an older model appeared on the A5 platform, which was also called Octavia. The Octavia Tour was discontinued in 2010.

The first generation Octavia also had an all-wheel drive version. This car was higher than the base model, had an enlarged fuel tank with a volume of 63 liters, and the following engine and gearbox options: petrol 1.8T 150 hp, diesel 1.9TDI 90 hp. combined with a 5-speed manual transmission, and the 1.9TDI-PD 100 hp diesel combined with a 6-speed manual transmission.

The most powerful engine in the line-up for the first generation Octavia is a 1.8-litre VRS turbocharged engine producing 180bhp, similar to the first engine for the Audi TT. Taking this internal combustion engine as a basis, Škoda made a limited batch of 100 WRC cars in 2002. They are distinguished by white body paint, rally stickers, a standard ESP package, xenon headlights, and heated seats.

Octavia Tour was also produced in Ukraine, at the Eurocar plant.


The engines used in this car were also used in other Volkswagen Group vehicles.

1.4 8v Petrol 1.4 8 59 hp 120 Nm at 4500 rpm AMD 1999-2001
1.4 16v Petrol 1.4 16 74 hp 126 Nm at 3800 rpm AXP/BCA 2000-2010
1.6 8v Petrol 1.6 8 74 hp 135 Nm at 2800-3600 rpm AEE 1996-2004
1.6 8v Petrol 1.6 8 101 hp 145 Nm at 3800 rpm AEH/AKL 1998-2000 (for South America until 2010)
1.6 8v Petrol 1.6 8 102 hp 148 Nm at 3800 rpm AVU/BFQ 2000-2013
1.8 Petrol 1.8 20 125 hp at 6000 rpm 170 Nm at 4200 rpm AGN 1996-1999
1.8T Petrol 1.8 20 150 hp at 5700 rpm 210 Nm at 1750-4600 rpm AGU/ARZ/ARX/AUM 1998-2006 (for Eastern Europe 2010)
1.8vRS Petrol 1.8 20 180 hp at 5500 rpm 235 Nm at

1950 – 5000 rpm

AUQ 2001-2006
2.0 Petrol 2.0 8 115 170 Nm at 2400 rpm APK/AQY 1999-2001
2.0 Petrol 2.0 8 115 172 Nm at 3200 rpm AZJ/AZH 2001-2007
1.9 8v SDI Diesel 1.9 8 68 hp 133 Nm at 2200-2600 rpm AGP/AQM 1999-2004
1.9 8v TDI Diesel 1.9 8 90 hp 210 Nm at 1900 rpm AGR/ALH 1996-2007
1.9 8v TDI Diesel 1.9 8 100 hp 240 Nm at 1800-2400 rpm ATD/AXR 2000-2010
1.9 8v TDI Diesel 1.9 8 110 hp 235 Nm at 1900 rpm AHF/ASV 1997-2006
1.9 8v TDI Diesel 1.9 8 130 hp 310 Nm at 1900 rpm ASZ 2003-2004

Modifications and options

The current list of modifications for the 2019 Kia Optima sedan is as follows:

  • Classic,
  • Comfort,
  • Luxe,
  • Prestige,
  • GT Line,
  • G.T.
  • Premium.

The entry-level equipment of the Kia Optima 2019 includes the following options:

  • separate climate control system,
  • automatic windshield defogging system,
  • projection fog lights,
  • Rain sensor,
  • Drive Mode Select driving mode functions,
  • electrochromic rear view mirror with automatic dimming,
  • heated steering wheel,
  • USB connector for rear row passengers.

The basic Classic configuration continues to be the only one offering a 6-speed manual transmission (all others have a six-speed automatic transmission), and the “top” Premium now only has a 2.0-liter gasoline engine.

The difference between the latter and the GT LIne is only in the presence of a panoramic roof and adaptive head optics.

The cost of the 2019 Kia Optima in the basic version starts at 1.2 million rubles, while for the most expensive GT modification, equipped with a turbocharged two-liter engine, you will have to pay about 1.9 million rubles.


Modifications 2.0 155 hp (MT) 2.0 155 hp (AT) 2.0 188 hp (AT) 2.0 245 hp (AT)
Production year: 2018
Brand country Korea
Country of assembly Russia
Number of seats 5
type of drive front front front front
Length mm 4855 4855 4855 4855
Width mm 1860 1860 1860 1860
Height mm 1485 1485 1485 1485
Wheelbase mm 2805 2805 2805 2805
Ground clearance, mm 155 155 155 155
Trunk volume, liters 510 510 510 510
Fuel consumption (l):
City 10.4 11.2 12 12.3
Route 6.1 5.8 6.2 6.3
Average 7.7 7.8 8.3 8.5
Fuel tank volume, liters 70 70 70 m
Acceleration to 100 km/h, seconds 9.6 10.7 9.1 7.4
Maximum speed, km/h 202 202 210 240
Vehicle weight, kg 1530 1545 1575 1655