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New Kia Magentis Sedan to Debut at New York Show, Replaces Optima

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New Kia Magentis Sedan to Debut at New York Show, Replaces Optima

An all-new generation of the Kia Magentis, known in several markets including the U.S. as the Optima, will have its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in early April.

The teaser sketches of the 2011 Magentis suggest that the new sedan with the coupe-like roofline will be a much more interesting affair in terms of design than today's model and possibly more sportier looking than the larger Cadenza that will replace the Opirus in the States.

Kia said that the new Magentis will also be longer, lower and wider than the previous model, featuring a significantly longer wheelbase and will offer "considerably more" space for both people and luggage.

The South Korean firm's new proposal in the mid-size sedan segment is scheduled to reach North American shores from autumn 2010, while sales in Europe are expected to begin in the Spring of 2011.

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http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-kia-magentis-sedan-to-debut-at-new.html

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You could easily accuse me of badge snobbery... but with some of the things coming out of Hyundai/Kia lately, I'm almost tempted. I saw the 2011 Sonata on the road today--it looks better in person than in pictures. I saw a new Kia Crossover and thought it looked pretty good as well. I kinda like the Genesis sedan even.

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You could easily accuse me of badge snobbery... but with some of the things coming out of Hyundai/Kia lately, I'm almost tempted. I saw the 2011 Sonata on the road today--it looks better in person than in pictures. I saw a new Kia Crossover and thought it looked pretty good as well. I kinda like the Genesis sedan even.

Well the Kia badge is less obvious than the ugly Hyundai H. In my mind I imagine them as red Ford ovals.

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the new sonata is very good, the interior is nice...but overall its too melted and lexus like for me. however, this kia version looks a lot more muscular and is definitely piqueing my interest.

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