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    Yeah, I saw that. Maybe they're saving all the cool features for a version of the Optima that goes for an extra $10-15,000.

    The one pic of the GT looks pretty good, but with the pics of the other two models, there's too much useless junk going on with the front ends, IMO. Really breaks up the flow of the design.

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    I like the stance! If they would boost the HP a little and enhance the handling to match the looks, that would be great! Nah, not $10-15K more, they would have to make it a "N" performance model with a higher horsepower engine, much better brakes, suspension, seats, transmission tuning, etc. and even then, it would be a hard sell at that number (of course I'm thinking SX-L +$10-15K).

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    This caught my eye over there as well:

    Exclusive: New Hyundai Genesis Coupe Surpass 400hp Mark - The Korean Car Blog

    A 400 HP Gen Coupe? A car that small could really haul ass with that kind of power!

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    They should have rebadged this and sold it here....way better design IMO

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    It appears my 2014 Optima will be my last one based on these pics. I am no longer wowed as I was with the 2012 and 2014 models.

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    Looks like their Autonomous Emergency Braking system is setup to work like Volvo's:

    https://youtu.be/CEyCeYqAbK0

    So... the Sonata can beat the Audi A4 and GTI sold in Korea with 2.0T engines. The Koreans look like they are making strides to compete with the big boys.

    https://youtu.be/IwPbjlay3sM

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    I have to be honest, I'm glad I got in at the 2015...they should have left a good thing alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankyJay View Post
    I have to be honest, I'm glad I got in at the 2015...they should have left a good thing alone.
    The 2016 Optima seems to be improved in every way.
    Unless you're talking about styling which is completely subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklynblaze View Post
    The 2016 Optima seems to be improved in every way.
    Unless you're talking about styling which is completely subjective.

    Or Peak HP/TQ, despite what I read that it has more to do with reliability and better throttle response.

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    I much prefer this:



    over what we got:



    Not too far though. Maybe de-chrome it? (And I am a huge chrome fan)

    First pic looks aggressive, second looks "content" (for lack of a better word.)

    I don't mind the decrease in HP as long as it adds a bit more lower-end "grunt".
    Last edited by koimr; 07-21-2015 at 11:23 PM.

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