Kia has released the first interior sketches of the 2011 Optima (aka Magentis / Lorentz). See the picture inside.

Kia has released the first interior sketches of the 2011 Optima (aka Magentis / Lorentz).

While details are limited, the cabin features a driver-oriented cockpit with Volvo-like HVAC controls and a large LCD display. Elsewhere, there are bright door handles and rear air vents.

As we have previously reported, the next-generation Optima will debut at New York Auto Show. It will feature a European-design and several four-cylinder engines: a 2.4-liter, a 2.0-liter, and a turbocharged unit of unknown displacement.

The redesigned Optima will go on sale in America this fall, while the European launch is scheduled for Spring 2011.

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