Active Safety Kia Opirus features an improved all-disc braking system supplemented by a range of electronic systems that ensure the driver maintains complete control of the vehicle even when braking under difficult conditions. Sensors measure engine speed and acceleration and, when appropriate, will limit the drivers choice of gear ratio to avoid over-revving the engine. The interior is light and airy, thanks to the large expanses of glass, and will accommodate five adults in considerable comfort. A full complement of eight airbags includes driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags in both front and rear seats, and curtain airbags each side of the roof. Frontal Styling A dominant feature of the Kia Opirus' styling is the assertive, trapezoidal, chrome-finish radiator grille. The parking brake is engaged by a foot-pedal and immobilises the two rear wheels of the car. The Kia Opirus was manufactured from 2003 until 2010 with a facelift in 2007.
Front and rear, the suspension system features coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and anti-roll bars - 26 mm front and 16 mm rear. In fully automatic mode, gears are changed according to a pre-programmed 'adaptive' shift pattern which allows the gearbox to adapt its characteristics to match the current driving style. It shares some components wi its nou-defunct corporate cousin, the , includin its 3. The play of light across the top of the door gives a sense of volume and space to the car. Interior noise levels can play a role in generating driver fatigue and Opirus has been designed to be an exceptionally quiet vehicle. Large diameter ventilated discs 303 mm front and solid discs 284 mm rear resist heat build-up and fade, and deliver sure and stable braking performance. Electronically power assisted, it has an overall ratio of 15.
A switch in the glove box allows both the glove box and the boot to be locked together, so that only someone with access to the glove-box key can open the boot. Kia markets its Opirus to budget-conscious individuals who desire some premium features at a comparatively lesser price. Good useable power is available from just 2,000 rpm, and the engine will rev to a maximum of 6,300 rpm before the electronic cut-off intervenes. The major line gives the bonnet a sense of volume while the minor line gives the car a more elegant, streamlined look. To make instructions crystal clear for new users, simple language is used along with relevant wiring diagrams and audio support.
Kia Opirus is also one of the most distinctively styled vehicles, both inside and out, that Kia has ever produced. The interior continues the same flowing lines that characterise the exterior of the vehicle, with gently curved surfaces and smooth edges and the wood-grain finish on the centre fascia, doors and steering wheel gives the interior a crafted look and feel. Kia Opirus Is Kia cool? That was not a bad deal for the car so Kia sold quite a lot of them, and today they are a relatively common sight on the road. The large expanse of glass around the passenger compartment ensures that there is abundant natural light during the day. Gas-filled shock absorbers provide damping force proportional to the amount of compression, reducing the transference of road shocks to the body of the car.
The Kia Opirus was available in just one trim level, which included such luxuries as an infotainment system and electrically adjustable seats. Power went to the front wheels via a five-speed automatic. The door handles stand proud and are positioned over circular indents in the doors that echo the shape of the headlamps. Kia Opirus front seats are fitted with 'active' head restraint technology which moves the head restraint forward and up when sensing an impact. From day one of the creation process, engineers employed a number of different structural and technological refinements to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. Suspension The exceptional ride quality of Kia Opirus begins with the choice of layout for its fully-independent suspension system. Según Kia el nuevo motor de aluminio 3.
If seatbelts are not worn, however, the airbags will deploy at lower speeds in order to provide the required protection. Both covers also play a role in subduing mechanical noise for greater vehicle refinement. The Opirus shared some platform-components with the. The boot lid is rounded and creates a smooth surface that extends across the rear of the car, complimenting the line of the rear windscreen. The combination of these four systems makes the Kia Opirus the most comprehensively equipped vehicle that Kia has ever produced in terms of active safety technology.
With a capacity of 14. In some markets, including the United States, it was marketed as the Kia Amanti. Double overhead camshafts per cylinder bank operate 4-valves per cylinder - two intake and two exhaust valves - to ensure complete and efficient combustion of fuel. Where the car needs to be driven by another party - in a valet parking lot, for example - that other driver can be given an auxiliary key which will only open the door and start the engine. The brake is released by a pull-handle located on the lower left side of the dashboard, adjacent to the steering wheel.
Improving shifting performance still further is an independent clutch control system. There is a more than a hint of an American look to the interior design, with a heavy, eyelid-like hood running the width of the car. The front wheel offers 170 mm and the rear wheel a generous 200 mm of travel for extra ride comfort. A solid rib runs along the base of the passenger compartment, adding a sense of rigidity to the side view. The engine will propel the Opirus from standstill to 100 kph in 9. On the rear fascia are the brake lights and turn signals.