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Old 06-30-2020, 02:26 PM
 
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Side profile shape is similar to the Sonata. Grill is much better looking than the Sonata. Base engine 1.8L turbo at 180 hp. Optional engine is a 2.5L turbo with a an acceleration time of 0-60 in less than 6 seconds. An AWD version will be available with the larger engine option for better driving performance. GT-Line is more of a styling with a true GT coming later.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:34 PM
 
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My mistake. 1.6L turbo, not 1.8L turbo. This is the same engine that is currently the optional engine on the Sonata.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:54 PM
 
Location: NNV
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Well, that's really weird, the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Optima will have the same profile? It will be a little confusing.

And no you are originally correct. The article states a 1.8 turbo. Not sure if that's a misprint.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:59 PM
 
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Well, that's really weird, the Hyundai Elantra and the Kia Optima will have the same profile? It will be a little confusing.

And no you are originally correct. The article states a 1.8 turbo. Not sure if that's a misprint.
I looked at other sources so the original linked article maybe a misprint.
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Chemnitz, Germany
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I see at the end of the article that it will be built at the Kia factory in West Point, GA. That's 65 miles southwest on I-85 from ATL airport. I used to work in West Point before the factory was built, and that factory has really helped the economy of the area. It was a previously depressed area due to the textile mills shutting down in the 1990s and early 2000s.

I think the Hyundai Elantra is built not far from the Kia factory, in Montgomery, AL. Both of those factories are big success stories.
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Old 07-01-2020, 12:33 AM
 
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Kia has been designs have been hitting on all cylinders compared to it hyundia counterpart, with the exception of the Santa Fe to me. I really like the grey. The GT trim level would seriously be on my shopping list if I hadn't already purchased a vehicle recently. Probably should have waited, a bit longer.

Although the car is beautiful, and has a new drivetrain with respectable performance, I'm still somewhat unimpressed. The 5.8s, 0-60 time should be better for the 2.5t when it's producing 290hp and 311ft/lb of torque. It's performance is on par with what Honda,Toyota and Nissan have been doing since around 2010 or so, if not earlier. It has significantly better specs than the 2.0t in the Honda Accord and it's still slower.
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Old 07-01-2020, 03:44 AM
 
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Kia has been designs have been hitting on all cylinders compared to it hyundia counterpart, with the exception of the Santa Fe to me. I really like the grey. The GT trim level would seriously be on my shopping list if I hadn't already purchased a vehicle recently. Probably should have waited, a bit longer.

Although the car is beautiful, and has a new drivetrain with respectable performance, I'm still somewhat unimpressed. The 5.8s, 0-60 time should be better for the 2.5t when it's producing 290hp and 311ft/lb of torque. It's performance is on par with what Honda,Toyota and Nissan have been doing since around 2010 or so, if not earlier. It has significantly better specs than the 2.0t in the Honda Accord and it's still slower.
I wonder if that is a fuel efficiency tuning issue? Hyundai Sonata is suppose to be getting an N version. I wonder if this will be the same engine with higher compression and different tuning?
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:00 AM
 
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I was going to say the exact same thing about kia's engines. the old 2.0t they had in the optima did not perform well 0-60. the only thing I can think of is that it pulls well in the higher speeds? I know the mazda 6 turbo has the same type of tuning.
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:24 AM
 
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I was going to say the exact same thing about kia's engines. the old 2.0t they had in the optima did not perform well 0-60. the only thing I can think of is that it pulls well in the higher speeds? I know the mazda 6 turbo has the same type of tuning.
I know there have been vehicles that pulled well in 0-60 and 1/4 mile acceleration but at highway speeds had less acceleration like for passing slower vehicles. SAAB turbo engines were the opposite. 0-60 and 1/4 mile acceleration were merely OK for the time but on the highway, press on the gas and you were pushed back into your seat taking off to pass the slower vehicles.
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Old 07-01-2020, 02:14 PM
 
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Reminds me of a Lincoln MKZ for some reason.
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