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Kia Optima 2011: It will replace the Magentis

The South Korean manufacturer Kia, so far, uses two distinct names to identify the intermediate sedan category. In Europe and Canada, used the name Magentis while our neighbors to the south and almost everywhere else is the name Optima precedence. But very soon we will only use the name Optima and regardless of the market is.

Agreement with GM

In Canada, Kia could not use the name Optima simply because General Motors owned and still owns the rights to use the name Optima. Let us remember the deceased Passport Optima offered in the late '90 years exclusively in Canada and was nothing more than a rebranded Opel Kadett.

However, following a agreement between the two companies, Kia will henceforth use the name to identify the new Optima sedan 2nd generation. So the next 2011 Kia Optima should find at dealerships by the end of 2010 or at the very beginning of 2011 ...

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