Kia has brought a new range topping Optima to the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The special Optima SX Limited will go on sale in March and will be offered exclusively in three exterior colors: Ebony Black, Snow White Pearl, and Titanium Metallic.

The special edition Kia Optima SX Limited will be distinguished by LED daytime running lights, a chrome-accented rear spoiler, lower door sills, wood interior trim, and a new set of uniquely designed chrome 18-inch wheels. The interior has been dressed up in black or white Nappa for the leather seats, door panels, center console armrest, and center fascia trim for a premium feel. All of these elements are combined with wood accents on the steering wheel, interior door trim, and shift knob, and a black tricot fabric lends a premium feel to the headliner, sun visor, and A, B, and C pillars.

The Kia Optima SX Limited is powered by the vehicle’s usual 2.0-liter turbo GDI V6 engine that delivers a total of 274 HP and achieves 22/34 mpg city/hwy.

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  (1) posted on 06.2.2012

I have the 2011 optima SX T-GDI and the performance is second to none! Handling is great and even tearing up the mustangs and camaros, and with the Eco on and on cruise on the highway I still average around 38 MPG! Best car I have ever owned!!!!!

  (401) posted on 02.21.2012

The exterior was superb. In fairness with them, the white finishing on the body gives elegance on the sporty look. The wheels are great in the eyes and they’re very creative.

  (320) posted on 02.20.2012

I was impressed at the wheels. The whitest exterior I’ve ever seen gives ambiance of elegance and luxury. It’s not so powerful at a 274HP.

  (333) posted on 02.17.2012

I’m quite disappointed that this Kia is only limited. I wish it will be available in the Philippines. This concept is very appealing on the viewers.

  (365) posted on 02.15.2012

This Kia is not so famous, but it did a great job when it comes to designing concept. The wheels strike me most, and it’s suitable on the body paint itself.

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