There was already announced that Kia will soon present its new Optima model in sedan variant. At this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas, Kia will also show off a concept version of the 2016 Kia Optima that has been transformed from sedate sedan to four-door convertible.
Kia engineers removed the car's roof and shortened its windshield for a more rakish look. Extra steel reinforcement tubes help keep the body rigid despite the lack of the roof. The back doors are now rear-hinged, which Kia says adds "a touch of whimsy and fun" to an otherwise totally serious vehicle.
The 2016 Kia Optima also gets glinting 20-inch chrome wheels, a Ksport coilover lowering suspension, new leather bucket seats with armrests for the rear seats, and a performance exhaust for the car's 245-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. A pale-blue paint job and butter-cream upholstery complete the transformation.