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  • It should be amazing, considering the great job they did on the current amanti and the new azera.
  • jtzjtz Posts: 37
    I hope that whatever changes they make that they change the E and F pillars, they are so ugly. The rest of it is nice ,but not the back.
  • metalgatemetalgate Posts: 5
    The Azera has nothing to do with the Amanti. THe Amanti is built on the old XG300 platform using an old Mitzu designed engine. It carries the interior of a 2001 Hyundai Equus. It doesn't nor will it play in the same league as the Azera.
  • gy563gy563 Posts: 44
    Opirus (Amanti) Face Lift
    It's say's it's desinged by Jaguar designers. (no wonder they look alike)
    two engines choices in Korea
    Lambda 3.3 (247hp) and Lambda 3.8 (266hp)
    Price range 33,000~55,000
    (Korean model has lot more features than American model like, back up camera, navigation, dvd, cable tv, lot more!!! one they sell in America is basic of basic model compared to Korean model)
  • billh6billh6 Posts: 123
    That is beautiful. Awesome design. Thanks for sharing. I've been wanting to trade in my '04 for new '07 and have been looking almost daily to see what it looks like.
  • jtzjtz Posts: 37
    This is nice. The back looks like a cross between the Hyundai XG and some Lincoln and almost like the Chrysler 300. The back is less round at the back and more square. Kia has attacked the Amanti's ugliness big time. The dual exhaust brings more beauty.
  • jh394jh394 Posts: 1
    Really looks impressive. A good job refining an already attractive design. :)

    Anyone know if this new Amanti is simply a facelift, or will it be based off the Azera platform?

  • gy563gy563 Posts: 44
    here's more pictures. (including interior)
    interior looks LOT better than current Amanti
    I think 07~08 Amanti uses same engine as Azera's but i'm not sure
  • billh6billh6 Posts: 123
    I guess beauty is in the eye of the behold. I purchased my Amanti because I thought it was the hottest looking vehicle around. I am crazy about the looks, top to bottom.
  • lcrumplcrump Posts: 1
    i am getting 11.5 mpg bon highway,what seems to b the problem with this mileage thinking class action jf kia doesnt do something 2 fix this holla if u r having same problemn what u hav done
  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    Front: better integrated although it will be harder to make waffles on the grill. Back clip also better.

    Interior: smoother but less distinctive. I feel the instrument panel is the nicest part of the existing car. This looks a lot less unique.
  • billh6billh6 Posts: 123
    I use regular unlead and get around 20 in town, at times 19. Not sure what's going on with your vehicle.
  • enkaenka Posts: 35
    I thought they were going to change the whole design but looks good. Looks roomy I think we should get the options they have in Korea for the azera and amanti like nav,dvd, and cable.Azera looks more sportier and amanti is like a president car.
  • mechanic80mechanic80 Posts: 122
    I can agree with rain sensing wipers and tilt and telescope steering wheel. Maybe even power adjustable pedals, but I cant see me driving around draging a television cable....seems anticlimactic.....
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    i am getting 11.5 mpg bon highway,what seems to b the problem with this mileage thinking class action jf kia doesnt do something 2 fix this holla if u r having same problemn what u hav done

    Pat, Vanna, I'd like to buy a vowel...I mean some punctuation.

    Seriously though, all I could understand from that post is "11.5 mpg." Something about class action..."holla"...?
  • scarpiascarpia Posts: 4
    I just joined this blog site today. My family test drove a Amanti last week and we loved it. But I was disappointed that there was no navigation or dvd system available. Since we won't be in the car market for another 1 to 2 years I'm hoping that we'd be able to get the 2007 Amanti with a few miles on it for a great price - similar to the price I was quoted for the 2005 model. If the pictured model was available in the U. S., I'd stop looking at any other cars and get this one. It appears to be my dream car. Please tell me that the American Amanti will have a navigation and dvd system along with a reclining backseat, automatic rear window shades, adjustable pedals and some of the other goodies that can be seen in the pictures.
  • they did a great job on this redo of the Amanti. Im glad they kept the style of the 05 model that I own and improved on it. The interior looks good, however I think the 05 has a bit more distinction. The outside is home run on this '07 model. I like the new styling and it sounds like the ride and gas mile :) age have been improved.
  • magmaxmagmax Posts: 88
    It looks as if we'll get a somewhat altered version of this new Amanti in North America. Instead of the vertical bars on the home-market Opirus, it appears that the export versions will continue with the waffle grille although it will be lower and wider. The following link gives the press release for the North American market:
    The 07 Amanti will have the same 3.8 engine as is now in the Azera, along with power adjustable pedals, heated and cooled driver's seat, larger 17" wheels and probably a somewhat better controlled front suspension to give it better handling. The rear view looks identical to the home market Opirus. All in all it looks like an improvement on an already good car. I just hope they don't get rid of the woodgrain in the interior. I think it looks great, far better than the all black or fake carbon fibre that seems to be in vogue now. I can't wait to see it and drive it...and trade in my 05 Amanti for one maybe.

  • I get from 13 to 21mpg in town (construction areas with hour or longer waits really kill mpg) and over 27mpg on the highway with my late 05 early 06 Amanti
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