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Sports in nature: what is the difference charged from the usual Kia

If you count sports and propertyvine cars in the Russian market, the most of all of the people running Kia: ten sportsoriented different degrees of “doneness” for the seven models. Legend two: the GT Line and GT.Cyril Mileshkin “Behind the wheel”

GT Line is about “seem”. These machines sport body kit and interior decor with red accents, sometimes slightly modified suspension characteristics and steering. The power unit and other hardware standard. Performance GT Line have Picanto, Sportage, Sorento Prime, Soul, Proceed, Optima, and Stinger.

GT is “to be”. For all the charms version of the GT Line is attached a more powerful engine, which is only available for this configuration, more options and a little exhilarated chassis. This is the only Proceed (200 HP), Optima (245 HP) and Stinger (370 HP).

The demand for “hot” — uneven. Soul and Sportage in the performance of the GT Line choose only 2% of buyers. At optimy version of the GT Line is among the most expensive, but it accounts for as much as 22%. Record Stinger: 46%! The “pure” GT, the two latter accounted for 6% and 11%, respectively.

Sweetie

In the past generation Soul had the GT version, and now only the GT Line. Illogical, because the 200‑HP engine on this top modification. Is affected loss of four horses who have motor 1.6 T‑GDi 204 force took out of respect to the Russian tax features?

The soul GT Line based on the original dampers and springs, brake discs bigger by 25 mm front and 22 mm rear. But… emotions drive it.

Under full throttle the square “skate” forward willingly undermined. In sportbike double clutch robot even pretends nimble wanders through the seven gears. However, a light, pulling on a GT title, no. Just a nimble machine on every day with good, but not sporty response on the steering.

This is in the understanding of the Korean GT Line is a little steeper than usual. The perfect short relationship with a large and well equipped Soul I prevent two things. On rough pavement more clearly than I would like, you can hear the tires. And in top configuration with a mass of newfangled lotions do not place rain sensor. It is not at all on the new Soul, although its predecessor was. Forgot to put?

Relatively old cars new “heated” Soul increased by almost 100 thousand to 1 629 900 roubles. For the money it is difficult to find a combination of the 200 forces disperse hundreds eight seconds faster, and excellent equipment. Is that the Octavia 1.8 TSI, which is for 1.6–1.65 million rubles, equipped better than and superior to the Soul according to the internal volume.

New Kia Soul does not have the GT version — it turned into a more simple League GT Line and fell in NALOGOVOY niche “to 200 HP”.
Three of the most Packed version of the Soul, including the GT Line, equipped with a rich display of 10.25 inches. Cut from the bottom to the wheel — an indispensable attribute of all Kia’s with the “sport” letters.New Kia Soul does not have the GT version — it turned into a more simple League GT Line and fell in NALOGOVOY niche “to 200 HP”.
Three of the most Packed version of the Soul, including the GT Line, equipped with a rich display of 10.25 inches. Cut from the bottom to the wheel — an indispensable attribute of all Kia’s with the “sport” letters.

The optimum for the few

Go upward and take the keys from the 245‑horsepower turbo Optima GT. Native transmission — six-speed automatic, smart and logical. The promise to disperse hundreds 7.4 seconds. Mazda 6 naduvnoj “Quartet” (2.5 liter, 231 HP) does the same exercise for seven seconds exactly. I went recently, the experience is still fresh, and the comparison suggests itself.

The version GT — your springs, dampers and steering rack with the amp, so this Optima is somewhat different in behavior from sedans with engines of 2.0 and 2.4. What is particularly valuable, without compromising passenger comfort.

Kia Optima GT is noticeably softer than the Mazda’s, in which on each mound comes the idea of the mistreatment of the iron animals. This is partly because of the tires: profile the Kia is 6 mm higher. But only partly. Suspension Optima is clearly more comfortable – but the car is not so clearly should be driving. More important to me first, and I would prefer Kia.

Optima GT is 2 054 900 rubles. Pretopology performance GT Line 170 thousand less and looks the same. Only the red calipers in the rear no (only front) and the motor 57 forces weaker. If you build a coordinate system relative to the turbo Mazda 6 and Camry 3.5, it appears that Optima GT Line available for at least 190 thousand. Mazda 6 sports more sharpened by the canons, Toyota Camry emphasizes the classical understanding of comfort, the Optima is a balance of driving dynamics and comfort.

To distinguish the GT Line Optima with a 2.4 motor from a GT 2.0 turbo only brake calipers: red — front and GT — all four. The interior in the spirit of previous generations of the BMW slightly out of date. Eight-inch display is too small for the car business class. All hints that to live the Optima will not last long.
The Optim GT Line and GT based on the tire dimension 235/45 R18, and the rest — max 215/55 R17. These tires make the car harder (but not critical) and is obedient.To distinguish the GT Line Optima with a 2.4 motor from a GT 2.0 turbo only brake calipers: red — front and GT — all four. The interior in the spirit of previous generations of the BMW slightly out of date. Eight-inch display is too small for the car business class. All hints that to live the Optima will not last long.
The Optim GT Line and GT based on the tire dimension 235/45 R18, and the rest — max 215/55 R17. These tires make the car harder (but not critical) and is obedient.

Flight of the bumblebee

And now Stinger. Did he rustle two years ago! As it turned out, going almost in German, rulitsya cool and knows how revenge tail.

Stinger GT is “six” in volume of 3,3 liters and return 370 HP, all-wheel drive and a little more than five seconds to hundreds. Accelerate — fire! Handling — fun! The rain caught up with me given how far the limit of the capabilities of the Stinger. If he had any relatives in rail transport?

Colleagues, pognavshis Stinger on the track, and admire his rear-wheel habits. And I’m on a wet road happy confidence of all-wheel drive car. Rebuild through the gauge, acceleration — all very reliable. And in winter, this character will delight.

Suspension is stiff but not furious. And all these machines (Soul GT Line, GT and Optima Stinger GT) lined up in a clear hierarchy: more price — stiffer suspension — lower noise. Stinger was the most quiet, but the isolation of wheel arches can be improved.

The price of the 370‑strong Stinger — 3.4 million rubles. German machines are near capacity for 500-600 thousand more, and if you upgraded them to the level of Stinger, the difference will be even greater.

Stinger GT so catches the look that bought it with 150‑horsepower motor. Turbo and diagonal bracing — a sure sign of a “proper” car. Red leather is the privilege solely of the stinger GT Line and GT. And GT is a function of the width adjustment of rollers of lateral support of the driver’s seat.Stinger GT so catches the look that bought it with 150‑horsepower motor. Turbo and diagonal bracing — a sure sign of a “proper” car. Red leather is the privilege solely of the stinger GT Line and GT. And GT is a function of the width adjustment of rollers of lateral support of the driver’s seat.

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The bottom line: Soul GT Line is distinctive and goes well. But the average age of the buyer 43 years: this is more of a family car, not “lighter”.

Optima in crossover era ranks among the top 25 Russian market in the segment by playing only the Camry. For the price the GT version you can buy the average SUV with not the good equipment and without any hint of sportiness. Therefore, people are infected with SUV-virus, Optima GT is an interesting option.

Stinger GT is a new level for Kia. In terms of price and performance is not unique. But I would stay on the 247‑HP version — it is slightly more expensive than Optima GT with incomparably more vivid charisma.

Kia

Soul GT Line

Optima GT

Stinger GT

Length / width / height / base

4195 / 1800 / 1610 / 2600 mm

4855 / 1860 / 1485 / 2805 mm

4830 / 1870 / 1400 / 2905 mm

Luggage capacity (VDA)

364 l

510 l

406 l

Weight / total weight

1519 / 1860 kg

1755 / 2120 kg

1971 / 2325 kg

Engine

diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1591 cm3; 147 kW/200 HP

diesel, R4, 16 valve 1998 cm3; 180 kW/245 HP

petrol, V6, 24 valve, 3342 cm3; 272 kW/370 HP

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

7,8 with

To 7.4 with

Of 5.3 with

Maximum speed

205 km/h

240 km/h

270 km/h

Fuel / fuel reserve

AI-95 / 54 l

AI-95 / 70 l

AI-95 / 60 l

Fuel consumption: combined cycle

6.9 l / 100 km

8.5 l / 100 km

11,0 l / 100 km

Transmission

front-wheel drive; P7

front-wheel drive; the A6

all-wheel drive; A8

Sports in nature: what is the difference charged from the usual Kia

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Sports in nature: what is the difference charged from the usual Kia

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