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Kia upgrades Lotze sedan
Kia Lotze, known also as Kia Optima in the United States and other markets overseas, has received a mid-cycle styling and technical makeover.
Improvements implemented in a highly-attractive mid-size sedan will strengthen it’s position on the market and intensify ability to compete against established contenders in the mid-size class.
The all-new new Kia Lotze has been equipped with new Theta II four-cylinder engine developed in conjunction with Hyundai Motor Company.
According to Kia, theis is the same fuel-sipping engine that is already used in the Sonata Transform, a facel-ifted version of Hyundai Sonata which went on sale in South Korea last month.
This is the first Kia model adopting Theta II engine which delivers more horsepower and sportier performance but not at the expence of fuel economy! Indeed, the revised engines boast improved milage and lower emissions.
The performance improvements have been realized through the addition of a variable induction system to improve engine breathing and a variable valve timing system for both the exhaust and intake ports.
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