2011 Kia Ultima - the new Sonata in an attractive skin

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  1. Mitchj

    Mitchj OT Supporter

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    Find it hard to like the Sonata?

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    Here is the kia varient. Likely to use the same 2.4 direct injection engine :eek3:

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    MUCH better
     
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    it certainly looks better
     
  3. BigBlue

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    Looks like a Toyota Camry.
     
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    I heard that 2.4 DI engine was supposed to deliver around 190 hp and close to 35 mpg highway, if that is true, I'm impressed.
     
  5. threeclaws

    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    It looks better but that's just because they decided to copy the taurus/IS instead of the god awful CLS.
     
  6. Mitchj

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    it is true. Its an amazing engine

    the new Sonata has acceleration times in the low 8's to 60 from memory, yet gets better than most 4 cylinder economy :eek4:

    Its amazing the Genesis Coupe has a 200hp turbo engine yet the Sonata can run 190hp from a na 2.4
     
  7. Bona Fide

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    well hello there
     
  8. Mitchj

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    were is the taurus?

    i see VW in the front, alot of VW.

    The rest looks pretty undistinguishable imo

    And i dont care if they copy, this is a far nicer design than anything Toyota or Honda make right now.
     
  9. Bona Fide

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    lol @ lights styling cues

    lexus IS rear lights
    fusion headlights
    audi LED driving lights
     
  10. threeclaws

    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    The front is all taurus
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    The rear is all IS
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  11. Mitchj

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    tbh, i dont think its a blatant enough copy of anything to clearly say "it looks like this"

    and the lines flow very well
     
  12. Mitchj

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    it does look a lot more like the sicorroco.
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    The first thing that popped into my head was taurus + IS, they even copied the C pillar with the door going past the rear glass and curving up.
     
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    Not a blatant copy of anything? WTF

    Kia's entire design language is all Honda.

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  16. bokhan

    bokhan i love you

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    i saw some of those at the incheon airport.

    they look amazing in person.
     
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    only this one stops :wiggle:
     
  18. VicenteFox

    VicenteFox Does your mother still hang out at dockside bars?

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    that's quite hot...
     
  19. Mitchj

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    i was thinking that too, but i looked up the sicorroco and it doesnt really...
     
  20. oh u mad

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    oh wow, looks exactly like a new honda accord
     
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    yeah, but do the floormats fit like a camry?:mamoru:
     
  22. Mitchj

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    i think you're all being anal retentive.

    If GM bought out a car that was this attractive you would all be hailing it as the return to glory.
     
  23. Mitchj

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    it doesnt look anything like a camry

    ill give you the VW front and C pillar, but Kia have been using those tails for a while now.
     
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    kia will be taking over the world very soon.
     
  25. Mercedes

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    the fuck is the interior pics :mad:
     

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