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The all new Kia K5 sports a new angular design language as well as new exhilarating turbocharged engine options and increased connectivity.

02 Jul 2020 | International News : Korea



Kia is resetting expectations once again with the reveal of the all new K5 sedan.

The new K5 celebrates a bold new chapter in Kia's story with its bold new name, a revolutionary design, as well as newfound safety systems and performance.

The new K5 sports Kia's modernised 'tiger face', which places the thin front grille that extends into the head lights as the centrepiece of the design
The centrepiece of the K5 is Kia's modernised 'tiger face', with the wide and thin front grille extending into the head lights 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.

At the rear, high-spec models in the U.S.A will also get dual chrome exhaust tips, while a gloss black applique on the rear glass enhances the fastback shape while maintaining sedan functionality and cargo space.

The new K5 sits on the advanced third generation 'N3' platform, which will also serve as the foundation for future Kia models. The platform allows the K5 to sit longer, lower and wider compared to its predecessor, resulting in its aggressive profile and deeper centre of gravity for a more exciting driving experience.

High-spec models in the U.S.A get dual chrome exhaust tips at the rear
Kia claims the K5 has received suspension geometry optimised for sporty handling, responsiveness and stability, while the use of improved sound deadening materials has also resulted in a quieter and more premium-feeling cabin.

The U.S market is getting the K5 with two drivetrain options, the first being a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit making 286bhp and 422Nm of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission to give the car a zero to 96km/h sprint time of 5.8 seconds.

The second engine option is a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 178bhp and 264Nm of torque. This engine is paired with an all new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The U.S market gets either an 8.0-inch or 10.25-inch high-resolution colour touchscreen, while a Bose Premium sound system is also available
The interior of the K5 sports new wireless features to minimise 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.

U.S market models will get either a 8.0-inch or a 10.25-inch high-resolution colour touchscreen, while a Bose Premium sound system is also available with 12 high-performance speakers. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also make an appearance on the K5, while a new natural language voice recognition software will be able to recognise a number of naturally spoken commands.

The K5 is also set to receive the 'Kia Drive Wise' suite of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems, which comes with Standard Forward Collision Warning and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, as well as Lane Following Assist amongst others.
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