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2011 Kia Magentis heading to New York


Kia Motors has provided a glimpse of the future of the mid-size, four-door sedan that will go on sale in New Zealand during in 2011

An artist’s view of the next generation Optima - known as Magentis in New Zealand - has been released before it makes its world debut at the New York International Auto Show in April.

The next generation Magentis is longer, lower and wider than the current model, featuring a significantly longer wheelbase that delivers more space for the occupants and their luggage.

“The rate at which Kia Motors is unveiling new designs is astonishing and is a reflection of the tremendous resources the company has devoted to R&D,” says Todd McDonald, General Manager for Kia Motors New Zealand.

The Magentis is the third new design unveiled by Kia Motors just over a month, following the Sportage and electric/hybrid plug concept vehicle called the Ray.

While some countries will get the next generation Optima/Magentis later this year, right-hand-drive markets like New Zealand are likely to see the new model during 2011.

See new and used Kia Magentis for sale.

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