Methods and materials save the day

The Optima incorporates an extensive range of state-of-the-art safety because you can never be too safe.  

Advanced high strength steel

The Optima uses more than 50% advanced high strength steel, reinforcing the front, rear and sides, as well as high stress points throughout the body.

Six airbag system

The Optima offers the driver and front passenger dual front and side airbags, plus two side-curtain airbags to help protect all occupants and potentially reduce injuries in the event of a collision.

Reversing camera & parking sensors

Be fully aware of what’s behind you by using the full-colour rear view camera as your trusted guide, along with front and rear parking sensors.

It's all about you

The Optima’s interior boasts a new level of refinement, with greater space and superior ergonomics ensuring that ever driver's comfort needs are met. 

Electronic parking brake & Automatic vehicle hold

Activate the parking brake simply by lifting the button. Automatic vehicle hold keeps the Optima at a standstill without having to keep your foot on the brake.

Drive just the way you like

Thanks to heated and ventilated front seats, a driver’s seat that can be electronically adjusted 12-ways, while the front passenger benefits from a 10-way electronically adjustable seat. Two different drivers can store both seat and side mirror settings to their preferred positions. 

Smart boot

The boot opens automatically when the smart key is detected within range for three seconds or more. 

Satellite Navigation

The quintessential travel companion combining navigation, trip information and digital entertainment to make even the shortest trips easier and more enjoyable.

Wireless smartphone charger

Easily charge a compatible smartphone while you’re on the go using the wireless charging pad at the front of the centre console.

High beam assist

The onboard camera detects both oncoming vehicles and vehicles ahead, switching the headlamps to low beam if required to reduce the blinding effects on other drivers.

Evolution & innovation

Superior engineering, enhanced driving dynamics, unrivalled comfort… They all come from an obsession with quality. 

Daytime running lights

Distinctive LED daytime running lights and fog lamps illuminate with supreme effectiveness while adding to the Optima’s stunning exterior styling.

Escort & welcome lights

Headlights and taillights stay illuminated for 30 seconds when you get out of the car and switch off automatically, while your smart key illuminates door handle pockets and unfolds the power mirrors on approach.

Dual exhaust pipes

Dual oval-shaped exhaust tips have an unmistakable sporty resonance, adding to the overall dynamic look of the car. 

LED headlights

In the GT Optima LED headlights light the way,  with the outer LED unit controlling the standard beam and the inner LED projecting for high-beam

Smart technologies can be your eyes and ears on the road

Enhance your drive and be more aware on the road thanks to a range of Active Safety features, engineered to function automatically so even in difficult driving situations you remain in control. 

Lane Departure Warning System

The system detects the lane you’re in, and informs the driver with a visual cue and warning sound when the vehicle begins to drift outside of its lane, without the driver indicating. 

Adaptive Smart Cruise Control

ASCC uses a radar sensor at the front of the vehicle to monitor the distance between you and the vehicle ahead. The system preserves a pre-determined safe distance by automatically accelerating or applying the brakes if necessary.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

When backing out of a parking spot or driveway, the system warns the driver if it detects any cross traffic in the direction the vehicles is heading. 

Forward Collision Warning System

To help keep you at a safe driving distance from the vehicle in front, an alarm sounds if it senses you’re too close. 

Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist

The system detects approaching vehicles within a distance of up to 70 meters and warns you when they enter your blind spot zone, and that it may be dangerous to change lanes.

Autonomous Emergency Braking

Using radar and camera data, the Optima senses the potential for a collision with a pedestrian, car or object ahead, and applies emergency braking to avoid or reduce the effects of a collision.