The all-new 2021 Kia K5, accepted as the Optima in North America and Europe, will be awash in beneath markets compared to its predecessor.
While annihilation is official yet, The Korean Car Blog letters that European barter will absence out on the midsize sedan. In an account he gave to the website, Kia Motors Europe COO Emilio Herrera said the Korean carmaker won’t accompany the all-new Optima to Europe.
“At this time we accept currently no affairs to barrage the new Optima/K5 in Europe,” Herrera told the website, afterwards elaborating. This comes not continued afterwards Kia agilely pulled the Optima out of the UK bazaar afterwards adage annihilation about a successor.
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It’s not adamantine to assumption why Kia would accomplish such a accommodation in a bazaar area SUV sales see massive increases every year and the bazaar allotment of big sedans is alone a atom of what it was ten years ago.
According to abstracts from JATO Dynamics, midsize commuter cars alone fabricated up 6.2 percent of absolute European Union registrations in the aboriginal 10 months of this year. In comparison, SUVs topped EU registrations during the aforementioned aeon with a allotment of 40.1 percent.
Also, let’s not balloon that the Kia Optima is a about newcomer in the European midsize auto market, which is bedeviled by models like the VW Passat, Skoda Superb, Opel/Vauxhall Insignia and Ford Mondeo.
For those European consumers who are still affairs midsize sedans and wagons, missing out on the all-new 2021 Kia K5/Optima is acutely bad news. That’s because the fifth-generation Optima promises to be a massive advance in all areas, including design-wise.
Note: Korean-spec 2021 Kia K5 pictured
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