Kia K5 2022 Price In Malaysia

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  1. Stylish Exterior- Awarded the 2014 New York Auto show best new car design. Sleek side profile with a slopping roof line gives the car a ‘fastback’ silhouette and the front fascia features Kia’s distinct signature tiger nose grille.
  2. Premium Cabin- Interior layout is tastefully executed with exceptional fit and finish and tactile controls that feels premium to the touch. Leather wrapped steering wheel feels upmarket even in the entry level EX variant.
  3. Spacious and Practical- Ample knee room and head room with generous interior storage. One of the largest boot space in the segment at 510 litre, only losing out to the Honda Accord and the Volkswagen Passat in terms of outright loading capacity.


  1. Poor After Sales Service- The recent change of distributorship for Kia’s vehicle only makes matters worse for customers especially existing ones who have been suffering from less than satisfactory Kia ownership experience.
  2. Resale Value- Poor public perception of the brand combined with the lackluster after sales service has no doubt contributed to the plummeting resale value of Kia vehicle in general.  
  • Overview
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Features
  • Driving Performance
  • Ride Comfort
  • Fuel Comusmption
  • Conclusion
  • Overview

    Kia K5 Overview

    The Kia K5 is the South Korean automaker’s answer to the competitive D-segment mid-size sedan category, dominated by the likes of Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and the Volkswagen Passat. The fourth-generation Kia K5, also known as the Kia K5 in South Korea, presents a viable alternative to the Japanese and German counterparts, offering award winning contemporary styling with generous standard equipment at a competitive price.

    Officially unveiled back in 2018 by Naza Kia Malaysia, the facelifted Kia K5 is offered in the entry level EX trim with a 2.0 lire naturally aspirated engine and the top of the range GT trim powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine. Locally assembled in Gurun Kedah, they are priced from RM 139,888 for the base EX model and RM 169,888 for the GT model.


  • Exterior

    Kia K5 Design

    The Kia K5 features Kia’s distinctive tiger nose grille, a corporate identity first introduced by Kia’s chief designer Peter Schreyer. The EX variant sports a more understated vertical chrome fins on the grille and a horizontal bars on the lower air intake while the GT variant features a more aggressive dark grey V-shaped mesh pattern grille with a honeycomb lower air intake. The LED foglamps with gloss-black housing on the lower bumper are identical on both variants.


    Chrome strips that run across the entire window frame towards the slopping C-pillar accentuate the ‘fastback’ like side profile. Top of the range model gets 18-inch 5-spoke dual tone fan-type alloy wheels while the base variant comes fitted with a multi-spoke 17-inch alloy.


    The rear features revised rear combination lamp with new LED light pattern and a rear diffuser. The GT variant gets dual muffler with a gloss-black finish on the diffuser while the EX variants settles for just a single muffler with normal black diffuser.


    Kia K5 Dimension

    Based on the same platform that also underpins the seventh-generation Hyundai Sonata, they are almost identical in size and only marginally lower and narrower compared to its South Korean cousin. Boot space of 510 litres is pretty respectable even by today’s standard, beating the new Toyota Camry by almost 30 litres.  


    4,855 mm


    1,860 mm


    1,455 mm


    2,805 mm


  • Interior

    Kia K5 Interior

    Top of the line GT variant receives dual-tone (red and black) leather treatments on its interior upholstery for a sporty flair. The sporty theme continues with red contrast stitching on the leather wrapped flatbottom steering wheel, gear lever and the seats. Features exclusive to the GT variant like the centre console with aluminium garnish, interior ambient lighting and the panoramic sunroof greatly enhance the interior ambiance.


    The cabin generally feels premium with extensive use of soft touch materials across the dash and the door panels, although the fabric seats on the EX variant can be a tad off-putting especially for a car in this segment. Nevertheless, standard fitments like the aluminium door scuff plates, aluminium pedals featuring organ-type accelerator, as well as the leather wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters more than enough to makes up for it.


    General fit and finish of the interior is surprisingly good. Buttons and dials on the centre console feel good to the touch and suitably tactile too. The similar dashboard layout is retained with the console oriented towards the driver. The 7-inch touch screen display is relatively small compared to the size of the cabin while the analog instrument cluster is starting to show its age.


    Interior space is generous as you would imagine judging by its sizeable exterior. You have ample knee room and head room is more than adequate despite the slopping roofline.


  • Features

    Kia K5 Features

    Standard equipment includes LED projection headlight with automatic light control and dynamic bending light, LED daytime running light, LED rear combination light, solar glass (front windshield) and powered side mirror with memory function.


    Creature comfort like automatic rain sensing, hands-free boot release, dual-zone automatic climate control, cabin air filter, rear sunshade blind and keyless entry with push start function are also available as standard.


    The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display on both variants supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The GT variant adds Qi wireless charging, heated and ventilated front seats, 8-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar support with integrated memory function and a panoramic sunroof, while the base EX variant makes do with 8-way power adjustable seat for the driver only.


    Safety features is identical on both variants, which include 6 airbags, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS, and Traction Control System (TCS). Driver assistance feature includes Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Parking Distance Warning (Forward and Reverse), 360 degrees Around View Monitor (AVM), drive mode select (Comfort, Eco, Sport, Smart) and cruise control with speed limiter.


  • Driving Performance

    Kia K5 Driving Performance


    Powering the base EX variant is a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated CVVL engine with multi point injection (MPI), developing 163 PS at 6500 RPM and 196 NM of torque from 4800 RPM.  

    The GT variant on the other hand is powered by a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged Theta II engine with gasoline direct injection (GDi), developing a pretty respectable 245 PS at 6000 RPM and 353 NM of torque from 1300 RPM. 0 to 100km/h is completed in 7.4 seconds and up to a stop speed of 240 km/h.

    To put that in perspective, the 2.0 turbocharged engine from Kia develops more power than the 2.5 L Mazda 6, the 2.5 L Toyota Camry and in fact the 2.0 L turbocharged engine in the Volkswagen Passat.



    Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission, with paddle shifters available for manual override. It is not the most responsive of gearboxes, but it does the job well and suits the rather laid-back characteristic of this large D-segment sedan.

    The Smart Mode (DMS) monitors your driving style and switches automatically through different driving modes to provide the optimum driving performance depending on the prevailing condition.


  • Ride Comfort

    Kia K5 Ride Comfort

    Kia K5’s reinforced steel body structure features advanced adhesive and hot stamped components for improved torsional and structural rigidity which not only greatly improve the NVH level of the vehicle, but also its driving dynamics.

    4-wheel independent suspension employs a stabilizer bar with McPherson struts in the front and multi-link suspension geometry in the rear. It rides with a great deal of sophistication and not too shabby in the corner too. Refinement is also greatly enhanced thanks to robust front wheel bearings and a large dual rear lower control arm

  • Fuel Comusmption

    Kia K5 Fuel Consumption

    Kia claims a combined fuel economy of 8.5 L/100 km for the 2.0 L GT variant.


  • Conclusion

    Kia K5 Conclusion

    While competitions in the segment are edging towards the RM 200,000 mark, Kia has managed to keep its price relatively low while offering award winning styling, premium cabin and class leading engine performance. However, the once hotly contested D-segment mid-size sedan category is seeing decline in demand largely due to the rise of the popularity in SUVs and the Kia K5 is no exception. It is such a shame that the new fifth generation Kia K5, now known as the Kia K5 in all markets, will not be sold in Europe and Australia due to disappointing sales. Whether it will make it to Malaysia still remains to be seen. All hope now lies in the new official distributorship of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, Dynamikjaya under the stewardship of Bermaz Motor.

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  • What are the best alternatives/competitors of Kia K5 2020?

    Kia K5 2020 will be competing against the likes of Porsche Taycan, Chery Arrizo 3, Chery Arrizo 5, Chery Arrizo 6, Chery Arrizo 7.

  • What colors of Kia K5 are selling in 2020?

    The exterior color of Kia K5 are .

  • Will Kia K5 have upcoming cars launching in 2021?

    No. Kia K5 has no launching plans in 2021.

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