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New Optima Rendering way too close to the Stinger...................

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger in the News' started by westcoastGT, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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  2. DaJackson

    DaJackson United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    It’s made up by a non Kia affiliated site. This has 0% chance of being the new Optima.


    “so the adjacent rendering courtesy of Kolesa.rucan be labeled as being purely speculative.”
     
  3. westcoastGT

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    I appreciate that but , thats made pretty clear in the article , and not what I'm suggesting
     
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    ceed.jpg ...........this made it to market , so I dont think the above rendering is out of the question
     
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  5. Buttercream

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    The head lights are a bit too... squinty. The current gen's design is a refinement over the previous gen. After seeing the new Sonata, I suspect Kia have something more radical in mind.
     
  6. Manaz

    Manaz Australia Active Member

    There is little doubt that Kia will want to run with a styling pattern that links their cars as a "family".

    I don't see that render as being too close to a Stinger to be honest. There are certainly worse looking cars out there, and certainly more extreme third party renders of what an upcoming car may look like!
     
  7. xot1

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    I hope it doesnt look like the Stinger.
     
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  8. BertBert2019GT

    BertBert2019GT United States Member

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    3rd party rendering or not, it doesn’t look like a grand touring hatch back to me
     
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    you dont see a similarity in the front ?
     
  11. BertBert2019GT

    BertBert2019GT United States Member

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    IMO No more or less than every other Kia. Their leaning into the tiger shark theme I love it
     
  12. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT 2500 Posts Club!

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    I think its more in the verticle vents and lights that reference the Stinger .........looking at newer model intros/updates like K900 , Telluride , Soul , they seem prepared to explore a range of newer design language that lets every model stand alone with just the Tiger Nose grill as a touch point for the brand ............
     
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  13. Waynerm002

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    I don’t understand where folks com duo with this tiger shark business, some press people (seemingly non-car folks) have said this and I guess this is why it’s being repeated. The grill design was based on how a Tiger’s nose looks and the design has evolved over time to fit sedan and CUV/SUVs. I’m curious to know what on KIA vehicles looks like a tiger shark, shark fin antennae excluded, lots of cars use that.
     
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    tiger 1.jpg
     
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    tiger.jpg
     
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  16. eflyguy

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    ... and these people get paid to come up with this BS.

    Looks a heck of a lot better than the Lexus "Big Mouth Billy Bass" look!
     
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  17. Waynerm002

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    You got the tiger nose portion down, which is where Peter was coming from, not "Tiger Shark" as some call it.
     
  18. BertBert2019GT

    BertBert2019GT United States Member

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    Hehe
     
  19. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    I think he meant tiger nose but mispoke.

    Getting back to the Optima, I think Kia will design it to mimic more of the K900s design language than the Stinger's.
     
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