A decade after the 2011 Kia Optima, Kia Motors has revealed its all-new Kia K5 mid-size sedan. The K5 features revolutionary design, all-new safety and performance enhanced “N3” platform, turbocharged engines, optional all-wheel drive, and high-impact technology.
Going on sale this summer, the K5 will be available in four trim levels (LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX), with the adrenaline-fueled GT trim to follow later in the fall.
The two turbocharged engines options offered in the K5 include:
2.5 L turbo GDI + MPI 4-cylinder engine (294 PS and 421 Nm), paired with the new 8-speed “wet” Dual Clutch Transmission (GT variant only)
1.6 L turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine (182 PS and 264 Nm), managed by an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission (LX, LXS, GT-Line, and EX variant)
A first for Kia, the in-house developed, 8-speed “wet” DCT helps K5 establish credentials as a sports sedan
The Kia engines adopt Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) functionality. All-Wheel-Drive is only available late 2020 with the 1.6 L turbo engine only. The AWD system is front-wheel-drive biased.
Additional highlights include:
- Suspension geometry optimized for sporty handling, responsiveness and stability
- Increased average tensile strength and additional hot stamped parts makes for a solid body in white
- Improved sound deadening materials result in a quieter and more premium cabin
- Acoustic laminated windshield standard on all K5 trims