The Optima has been in the Kia lineup since the year 2000. It is a four door midsized car that comes fairly well equipped from the factory. The Optima is a great little car that makes a terrific base for modification. People have taken to this model and so has the aftermarket. There are numerous parts and modifications that can be done. Whether you want to just add a little style to your ride or want to turn it into a street machine, you can get it done quite easily. This section will go over the available performance upgrades available for the Kia Optima.
You can never have enough power. The base engine that comes with your Optima is nice, but the car is no hot rod in stock form.. This can be changed with the addition of a few modifications. There are many ways to increase your horsepower and most of them can be done on the cheap by the average shade tree mechanic. . Learn all about your options here.
Suspension & Brakes
Do you want to turn your car into a corner carver? Get rid of that economy car ride and handling with help from the aftermarket. Learn all about dropping your car for a lower center of gravity and tightening up the suspension and stiffening the chassis.
You spend most of your time inside your Optima so why not make it nice. There are dozens of ways to improve your driving experience. Upgrade your stereo system, change the looks of your dash, upgrade your seating. The sky is the limit with the help of the Kia aftermarket.
Tell people that your Kia is no stock vehicle by adding some tasteful or extreme exterior modifications. What good is having a modded Kia if it looks like every other one that rolled out of the factory. Body kits, spoilers, tint, custom vinyl. Learn all about your choices in this category.
More On The Kia Optima
The Optima has been around since 2000 and as of the writing of this, is in its third generation. The first generation Optima(2000 to 2005) was essentially a Hyundai Sonata rebadged with some minor exterior changes. The second generation debuted in 2005 and ran until 2010. It was a more unique vehicle based on a platform that was unique to Kia. It did still share the same engine and transmission as the Sonata. The car received a freshening in 2008 with some interior changes and front end restyling. The third generation Optima debuted in 2011 and is still in production. It once again shares a platform with a Hyundai but has styling that is uniquely Kia including the all new “tiger nose” front end grill design. Engine choices have increased with the availability of a turbo and a hybrid model.