2022 Kia K5 gets new logo, more standard features to edge out the Sonata
Sanjay · Jun 25, 2021 04:00 PM
Kia Motors Corporation has introduced their updated 2022 Kia K5 with a slight visual retouch and a standardisation of more features across the range, for a minimal price increase.
New logo, new grille for K5 HEV
Besides the new 'Kia' emblem the range gets, the K5 HEV (hybrid) variant differentiates itself further by getting a more stand-out version of its gloss black, 'shark skin' patterned grille.
The new logo - a stylised, somewhat abstract take on the brand name - looks simple, but lends a sharper look to the car, gelling better with the design than the old oval logo.
Slightly more standard features
Across the petrol-powered assortment, the base and mid-range Trendy and Prestige variants now get several new standard features.
The former now receives a leather, heated steering wheel, while the latter standardises forward parking distance warning.
Meanwhile, the top two variants - Noblesse and Signature - adds wireless smartphone charging as standard.
Meanwhile in the United States, their K5 range also get a similar line of updates including a new standard sunroof, additional wireless chargers, and an optional package for their range-topping GT-Line AWD.
Available only in left-hand drive (LHD), Korean Car Blog reports that the K5 has been "steadily loved by customers", with a total of 112,581 units sold from December 2019 to May 2020. Last year, it topped Korea's mid-size sedan sales chart with 79,072 units sold, overtaking the Hyundai Sonata.
With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.