KIRKLAND, WA – When Kia Motors America releases its all-new Optima midsize sedan next spring, don't expect to see a Hyundai Sonata clone. Peter Butterfield, KMA president and CEO, says the Optima will look and feel quite different from the Sonata, which is all-new for the '06 model year. Hyundai has delivered 15,743 '06 Sonatas in the U.S. through August. Kia Optima (European Magentis) The Optima is being released in the infancy of a new directive from parent Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. ...

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