Kia has launched its most powerful midsize sedan – the all new K5 formerly known as Optima.
The centerpiece is Kia’s modernized “tiger face,” with the wide and thin front grille extending into the headlight and hood structure. From the side, the K5’s low-slung and fastback silhouette confirms the impression it was made to run, highlighted by a chrome garnish that spans the roofline and wraps around the rear glass.
Harmonizing the open layout of the cockpit is a newly designed infotainment display that seamlessly stretches into the instrument panel, creating a futuristic, three-dimensional layout and driver-centric space.
The K5’s new identity starts with the advanced third-generation “N3” platform, which will serve as the foundation for future Kia models.
New wireless features minimize cord clutter and keep the cockpit clean, while a seamless infotainment display layout and voice command system help keep the driver’s eyes on the road.
2021 Kia K5 is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged GDI + MPI four-cylinder engine making 290 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with the new 8-speed “wet” Dual Clutch Transmission (GT) goes 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. Optional 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, managed by an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Available all-wheel drive3 (AWD) with 1.6T engine provides all-weather capabilities and enhanced driving performance by actively distributing torque between the front and rear wheels, depending on road conditions and driving situations (LXS & GT-Line option). AWD will be available in late 2020 and offered only with 1.6T engine.
Normal, Smart, Sport, and Custom drive modes adjust settings for engine, transmission, AWD (when equipped) and steering mapping to provide the desired driving experience.
Engine: 2.5L Turbo I-4, Gasoline Direct Injection + Multi Port Injection (T-GDI + MPI) THETA-III
Max Power: 290 HP @ 5,800 rpm
Max Torque: 311 lb.-ft @ 1,650 – 4,000 rpm
Front Suspension: MacPherson strut: Sport-Tuned
Rear Suspension: Multi-link: Sport-Tuned