Kia Optima for Sale in Nigeria
With the ability to thrill, the Kia Optima brings with it performance, and advanced technology. Manufactured by the South Korean automakers KIA, the Kia Optima is currently in its third generation of production. A lot has been done in the outward appearance of the Kia Optima, with the 2011 receiving the most stylish body upgrade till date. An impressive mid-size 4 door sedan, the Kia Optima has won the hearts of many Nigerians. It might not be as popular as its Japanese counterparts, Toyota and Honda, but the Kia brand is starting to generate good repute for itself, and with the third generation Kia Optima, it has definitely shown that it has the tenacity to be one of the highly purchased vehicles in Nigeria. The Kia Optima is used by Bank executives, and families who are looking for a reasonably priced, yet efficient sedan which can meet all their needs. At Carmudi, we showcase a variety of previously owned Kia Optima available locally in Nigeria.
What to know when Buying Kia Optima
Performance and Specifications of Kia Optima
Providing power and fuel efficiency, the Kia Optima combines a 2.0-liter petrol direct injection (GDI) turbo engine that distributes 274 horsepower, and with its four – cylinder engine, it ensures less fuel is consumed. At 28.5 mpg fuel efficiency, the Kia Optima is available in five different trims, which are either 2.4 litre or 2.0 supercharged engine types and in recent models, provide the hybrid versions. All the Kia Optima trims come in either four speed, five speed or six speed gear transmissions are either manual or automatic transmission.
How is the design of Kia Optima
The exterior of the Kia Optima has gone through significant upgrades. The first generation of the Kia Optima has a boring outlook which resembled the Hyundai Sonata with a few alterations, With the second generation released in 2005, a more modern look was provided, having a more streamlined body, with a stylish grille and headlamps. In 2008, the body of the second generation was updated with new front-end styling and tail lamps. The third generation released in 2011 is beyond words. With a more aggressive front facade with a more sculptured back end, it has a more sleek look. On the interior, the first generation offered leather seating on all trims. This was adjusted in the second generation with providing cloth upholstery, but the entertainment system was upgraded. Leather upholstery is present in higher classier trims. In the third generation Kia Optima, it has been redesigned to make the driving experience more comfortable and fun. It provides a Bluetooth wireless hands free technology accompanied by its SiriusXM audio system. Its steering Wheel has audio control and a hands free phone control and cruise control buttons. More advanced trims offer a rear view camera, and an auto dimming mirror. Leather and nappa leather trim seats are offered in other trim levels asides from the base model.
What are the standout features of the Kia Optima?
With an Overall Five Star Crash Safety Rating by the NHTSA, it has outstanding safety and crash avoidance technologies to ensure driver and passenger safety. Fitted with a 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with Antilock Braking System (ABS), Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Dual Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags, Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags, a Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) which helps the driver stabilise the steering and regain control when he loosed it. Other safety features include; Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). The Hybrid model of the third generation Kia Optima proves that the Kia Optima can help in saving both the environment and cost on petrol. In electric mode, the hybrid is able to travel up to 100 km/h and that is quite impressive amongst its competitors.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Kia Optima in Nigeria
With the high presence of Kia in Nigeria, more consumers are starting to believe in purchasing the Kia Optima. Marketed by the major Kia distributors, it would not be difficult to find a previously owned Kia Optima available in Nigeria. There are also a number of them which were previously used abroad and are imported into the country for use.
The Best Kia Optima year to Buy
Series of improvement have been made to the Kia Optima. However, the 2015 Kia Optima has proven to be the best year to buy. With outstanding safety and performance features, it is an impressive vehicle. The second generation, which was produced between 2005 Kia Optima year model all through till 2010 Kia Optima model is also a very good vehicle.
Kia Optima Price in Nigeria
A brand new Kia Optima cost about N4,500,000 in Nigeria. Considering that as not a bad price for a car like the Kia Optima, not many people can afford that. On the other hand, there are cheaper alternatives, such as the foreign used and the Nigerian used Kia Optima which bring almost the same about of performance and features.
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Kia Optima for sale in the Nigerian automobile market falls within the price range found below depending on different factors
- 2012 Kia Optima – Date Kia Optima: N2,800,000 – N3,500,000
- 2006 Kia Optima – 2010 Kia Optima: N2,500,000 – N3,000,000
Nigerian Used (Registered) Kia Optima for sale falls within the price range found below depending on the engine capacity and general condition of the vehicle.
- 2011 Kia Optima – Date Kia Optima: N2,000,000 – N2,700,000
- 2005 Kia Optima – 2009 Kia Optima: N1,200,000 – N1,800,000
- 2000 Kia Optima – 2004 Kia Optima: N600,000 – N1,000,000
Overall remarks of Kia Optima
Facing competition from the Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion, the Kia Optima has come a long way to impress the Nigerian populace. From a vehicle which was regarded as cheap and not having good resale value, the manufacturers of the Kia Optima have shown Nigerians that they possess the tenacity to be leaders in the automobile industry. The Kia Optima has gone through series of improvements and it meets all the needs of drivers and passengers, and still comes at a very pocket friendly price.