Kia Optima 2015The new Kia Optima will make its world debut at the 2015 New York Motor Show – five years after the original car was revealed there. 

For now, Kia is saying little official about the car, other than that it will be an all-new version that’s been “passionately designed and obsessively crafted”.

It also released a teaser artist’s impression of the sporty-looking new saloon car.

This does, however, confirm that the Kia Sportspace concept revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show was actually a thinly disguised show car version of the new Optima.

It also indicates Kia plans to follow up the Optima sedan with a load-lugging estate tourer version.

The new Kia Optima saloon will be revealed on Wednesday 1 April in New York: Motoring Research will be there to bring you all the news.