Kia Optima History
The Kia Optima is a global car that wears different nameplates depending on the country. In Canada it debuted in 2000 as the Kia Magentis but was renamed Optima for the second generation. In 15 years Kia Optima went from a small afterthought to a leading contender in the mid-size sedan category. Its top-class design and aggressive stance the Optima easily competes against Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and its older cousin Hyundai Sonata.