The K5 replaces the Kia Optima.
It will available from October this year.
The 290-horsepower K5 GT will be offered a little later.
Here’s more proof that the midsize family sedan is far from dead. The all-new Kia K5 absolutely embodies the Korean car company’s “The Power To Surprise” mantra as it is properly equipped to disrupt this still-popular segment in Canada.
The new 2021 K5 will be offered in four trims in Canada and will be priced from $29,595 for the base LX. Standard on all K5 is a 1.6-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine good for 180 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to it will be an 8-speed automatic transmission as well as Kia’s AWD system.
Also included is an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, driver attention warning and lane following assists, and much more.
Other available features will include a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a premium Bose audio system, and forward collision avoidance, to name a few elements.
The EX trim will be priced from $32,595 and the GT-Line will start at $35,995. The powerful and new 2021 Kia K5 GT will retail for $39,995. The latter will be powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque. A new 8-speed “wet” dual-clutch transmission will send power to the front wheels only – this may be the new K5’s only “mistake”.
The 2021 K5 will be available as of October in Canada. The K5 GT will follow shortly thereafter.