Kia Opirus

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Kia Opirus
Kia Amanti 2005.jpg
Owerview
Manufacturer
Also criedKia Amanti
Production2003–2010
Assembly
Body and chassis
ClessExecutive caur
Body style4-door sedan
LayootTransverse front-engine, front-wheel drive
RelatitHyundai Grandeur XG
Powertrain
Ingine3.5 L Sigma V6 (gasoline) 200 hp (203 PS) [2003-2006]
3.8 L Lambda V6 (gasoline) 263 hp (267 PS) [2007-2010]
Transmission5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,800 mm (110.2 in)
Lenth4,980 mm (196.1 in) (2003-2006)
5,000 mm (196.9 in) (2006-2010)
Weenth1,850 mm (72.8 in)
Hicht1,485 mm (58.5 in)
Crib wecht1,864 kg (4,109 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorKia Enterprise
SuccessorKia Cadenza
Kia K9

The Kia Opirus is a full-size caur manufactured an mercatit bi Kia Motors that wis launched in Aprile 2003 — an wis mercatit globally unner various nameplates, prominently as the Amanti.

As Kia's first entry intae the lairge-caur mercat, the Opirus/Amanti haes been mercatit in a single trim level an anerlie as a sedan. It shares some components wi its nou-defunct corporate cousin, the Hyundai Grandeur XG, includin its 3.5 L V6 engine.

2007 Kia Amanti

For 2007, the Kia Opirus receivit various upgrades, includin suspension an stylin reveesions, an the addeetion o the same ingine as the current Hyundai Grandeur (Azera), this time bein a 3.8L V6 ingine.

In the U.S., the Amanti wis recognisit as the "Most Appealing Premium Midsize Caur" bi J.D. Power an Associates' 2005 Automotive Performance, Execution an Layout Study.

The 2007 Amanti ootscored several luxury caurs in IIHS side-impact crash testin, tae earn the heichest ratin o Guid.

Successor[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Kia Cadenza

The Kia VG concept (Kia KND-5, production model named Cadenza) wis reportit tae be successor o Amanti, based on the platform for the next generation o Hyundai Azera.

The Kia Cadenza, offeecially unveiled on October 18, 2009, is completely redesigned tae reflect Kia's new design style. The Cadenza will replace the Kia Amanti, an features mony features foond on mair expensive luxury caurs, sic as a heated steering wheel, pouer extendable seat cushions, automatic windshield defogger, an cooled front seats. Lik the Amanti, the Opirus is anerlie equipped wi an automatic transmission.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Avtotor". Avtotor.ru. Retrieved 2010-10-30.