Kia Opirus is a true representative of the Korean business elite. The car turned out to be big, fast, comfortable and with European appearance
The main goal of the car was the desire of KIA to penetrate into a large segment of cars and come close to representative class. Named for the ancient city of Ophir,which has long been known as a shopping center with the best gold and sandalwood, Opirus opens a new generation of luxury and exclusivity, with which it can safely be accepted into the class of executive cars.
Introducing the new Opirus, KIA Motors therebydemonstrates its ability to produce world-class cars, offering their segment of buyers the opportunity to purchase extrasity and luxury for an excellent price.
The front view is formed by double, separately located oval lights and large grille. Massive front bumper on the sides turns to the wheel arches, forming themfront part. Chromed strips on the corners of the bumper find their continuation in the form of side chromeplated moldings, in harmony with the strips of the rear bumper. Below the bumper there is a wide air intake, which can be divided in two by a horizontal insert.
From the side attracts the attention of the uniquethe design of the rear pillar, which provides additional comfort to the rear passengers in the form of increased legroom and overhead. Painted in the body color door handles add a premium look. Repeaters of turns, integrated into the front fenders, make the car more visible during the turns.
The feeling of volume and space is added high rear doors, which, moreover, provide a convenientlanding and disembarkation. The rear of the car harmoniously completes the classic look of the Opirus. Rear lights have an oval shape and consist of many elements, successfully combined together. Signals turn signals received a transparent lens, characteristic of modern European fashion.
The boot lid has a built-inmicro-light for more convenient use in the dark. In addition, the keyhole of the trunk is hidden and not visible. The most prominent element in the back is chrome plated trim on the trunk lid, which on the sides has integrated lamps. For safety reasons, the Opirus also has a high-located additional stop lamp.
The car is equipped with 6-cylinder V-shaped engine capacity of 3.8 liters. Its power is 266 hp at 6000 rpm., and the torque reaches 36 kgm at 4500 rpm. The engine is very elastic - at the bottom it behaves as it should be a car of this class, and at high speeds it quickly accelerates the car to a maximum speed of 230 km / h, which is electronically limited. At the same time, Opirus demonstrates low fuel consumption due to the automatic electronic injection change system.
On Opirus is installed 5-speed automatic transmission, which uses an independent systemclutch control where each gear change is controlled directly by an individual hydraulic valve, which ensures smooth and smooth gear changes.
The box also has a sensor for permanentcontrol and adjustment of the transmission fluid pressure, which additionally ensures smooth and smooth switching. The box is equipped with a sport mode, which allows the driver to choose a fully automatic or sporty manual transmission control option.
To date, Opirus can be called one of the safest cars on the market. To do this, he has in his arsenal a huge list of active and passive safety systems.
So, to active security are: system ESP (Electronic Stability Program) - systemconstant electronic tracking of the car, which controls such key indicators as the pressure in the braking system and the work of the engine (the brake control system consists in keeping the trajectory of the car in corners, automatically slowing down the outer or inner wheels); system BAS (Brake Assist System) - braking force control system, system Abs (Anti-lock Brake System) - antilock braking system; system TCS (Traction Control System) - the control system of coupling of forward wheels with a road covering (traction-control).
Also the system HID (High Intensity Discharge) Headlamp - systemhigh-intensity discharge lamps of head light, which, thanks to the presence of xenon, provides a bright light, without dazzling the oncoming drivers; automatic headlight range adjustment; headlight washers; park-tronic.
Passive safety should include: front, side, rear airbags and cushions - "curtains" (in total, there can be up to eight pillows), a system of pretensioners and load limiters for seat belts, active head restraints, heated exterior mirrors, active anti-glare rear-view mirror.
Technical characteristics of KIA Opirus
|Engine:</ strong>||3.8 V6 DOHC|
|Maximum power (hp / rpm)||266/6000|
|Maximum torque (kg / rpm)||36/4500|
|Front||Independent, double-lever, gas shock absorbers|
|Rear||Independent, multi-link, gas shock absorbers|
|Wheels||235 / 55R17|
|Fuel Tank (L)||70|
|Fuel consumption per 100 km:|
|Maximum speed (km / h)||230|
|Acceleration to 100 km (s)||7.5|
|Minimum ground clearance (mm)||165|
|Vehicle weight (kg)||1850|