Then and Now: Kia Optima

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Optima, Then and Now on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 5:36 pm
Red 2007 Kia Optima and white 2020 Kia Optima

2007 Kia Optima vs 2020 Kia Optima 

We’re adding a new series to the Friendly Kia blog and it’s a little something we like to call “Then and Now.” In today’s day of social media, there is nothing that gets more of a giggle out of users than looking at how various products and brands have changed over the years. Whether it’s for #WaybackWednesday, #ThrowbackThursday, or #FlashbackFriday, there’s something nostalgic about looking back on previous generations of products. 

In the very first edition of Friendly Kia’s Then and Now series we are looking at the Kia Optima. Given that the Optima is set to get an upgrade in the next year, we thought it was only fitting to feature the beloved Optima first. As it often goes with the internet and social media, we couldn’t get our hands on images of the very first Optima models, but we did snag some images of the oldest model year we could find. So, let’s dive in! Here’s a look at the Kia Optima in 2007 vs 2020. 

>>> READ MORE: 2021 Kia Optima Becomes Kia K5 <<< 

What a Difference 13 Years Can Make! 

Red 2007 Kia Optima
2007 Optima
Engine in 2007 Kia Optima
2007 Optima
Interior view of 2007 Kia Optima
2007 Optima
Interior view of 2007 Kia Optima
2007 Kia Optima
Red 2007 Kia Optima
2007 Optima
Climate control in 2007 Kia Optima
2007 Optima
Red 2007 Kia Optima
2007 Optima
Center console in 2007 Kia Optima
2007 Optima
Gauges in 2007 Kia Optima
2007 Optima
White 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Optima
Seats in 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Optima
Closeup of gear shift in 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Optima
Closeup of wheel on 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Optima
Engine in 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Optima
Closeup of steering wheel in 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Optima
Side view of 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Optima
Steering wheel in 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Optima
Rear seats in 2020 Kia Optima
2020 Optima

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It’s crazy to see how much the Optima has changed between 2007 and 2020. Going from a rounded small car to a structured and sculpted sedan, the Optima has never looked better. To learn even more about the history of the Optima, visit Friendly Kia’s Family Tree. Head over to the Friendly Kia online inventory to see our current lineup of in-stock Kia Optima models in Tampa Bay, FL. 

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