Kia Considering Diesel Optima for US

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Diesel vehicle are (extremely) slowly, but steadily, gathering more market share in the US, with oil burners expected to account for 10 percent of new car sales by 2015, and thus more and more automakers are considering bringing such a vehicle to America.
The latest company to be linked such a move is Kia, which has used its Facebook page to as the fans if the would drive a diesel, after the website Efficient Automobile wrote that the carmaker could introduce a diesel Optima in the US. Most of the fans seemed pretty happy about the idea and thus Kia might really be open to bring an oil burner to America.

As for the details of the potential vehicle, we have to tell you that the European diesel Optima uses a 1.7-liter four-cylinder unit that deliver 134 hp and a peak torque of 239 lb-ft (Nm). However, a beefier unit is probably needed for the US market, but this shouldn’t be a problem for Kia, as the company produces stronger diesels.
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