Are You Fooled by Faux Carbon Fiber? - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: Are You Fooled by Faux Carbon Fiber?

May 09, 2011

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Fake carbon fiber trim. It's a classic ploy. So much so that it's migrated down into midsize Kia sedans.

Ok, it's the sporty SX version and it does have a turbocharger, but c'mon, carbon fiber?

It's not the worst trim I've ever seen, certainly better than that piano black stuff that used to pass as sporty in some cars. I always get a chuckle when I see fake carbon, though, mostly because I have no doubts there are people out there who think it's real.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Edmunds.com


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