The latest short review published by Autocar involves the 2012 Kia Optima, a sedan that is only available with a 1.7-litre diesel in the UK.
The 1.7 CRDI 2 Tech variant tested by them costs 21,695 GBP and with the 4-cylinder 1685cc turbodiesel unit from under the bonnet delivering 134 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 239 lb-ft of peak torque at 2,500 rpm.
This engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual and it enables the Korean sedan to accelerate from nought to 62 mph in 10.2 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 125 mph.
The 2012 Kia Optima sedan tips the scale at 1559 Kg and its fuel consumption and emission figures are 57.6 mpg (combined, UK rating) and 128 grams of CO2 per Km respectively.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Short Review: 2012 Kia Optima

Source: Autocar via YouTube