Kia Motors has revealed more information about the upcoming 2020 Kia K5 fastback sedan which is also called as the Kia Optima in few markets. Kia Motors India have not confirmed the K5 coming to India but we can be highly optimistic tho the Fastback sedan is all set to launch in other global markets in the very first half of 2020.
The 2020 Kia Optima – K5 sedan gets a lot stylish and bold exterior styling and also comes loaded with new age features. The 2020 Kia K5 comes powered by an all new engine and transmission options. As per latest information shared by Kia Motors on the new Kia K5 sedan the latest edition would be extremely driver-oriented interior and also get a minimalist cabin layout. The new K5 brings with it a new fastback sedan silhouette. It is one of Kia’s sportiest designs to-date.
Designed in collaboration between all three of Kia’s design studios in North America, Europe and Korea, the K5 marks a greater leap forward between generations than any of its predecessors. The front of the car is characterized by an evolution of Kia’s ‘tiger nose’, integrating its LED headlamps into the grille, with a ‘heart beat’ daytime running light signature expressing the raised levels of emotion the car is meant to inspire. The K5 features a more aggressive front, with the grille nestled beneath a subtle overhang on the hood’s leading edge, parenthesized by angular air curtains and a wider air intake in the lower half of the bumper.
In profile, the K5 displays a greater sense of muscularity, with the body narrowing slightly at the midpoint between wheel arches – inspired by the ‘coke bottle’ shape of the Stinger’s body. The shoulder line gradually rises, narrowing the glasshouse towards the rear of the car and giving the car a sportier, ‘lean-forward’ stance when viewed from the side. The K5’s proportions are key to its sportier attitude. While the height of the vehicle has been cut by 20 mm (to 1,445 mm), the car’s overall length has been extended by 50 mm (to 4,905 mm), its width by 25 mm (to 1,860 mm), and its wheelbase by 45 mm (to 2,850 mm). Longer, lower and wider than ever, the K5’s demeanor on the road is transformed into one of greater on-road stability and maximum driver engagement.
In addition to a distinctive crease that runs along the K5’s bodywork, the car also features a modern interpretation of the chrome window line that has historically adorned executive sedans. Lunging backwards from the base of the A-pillar and over the top edge of the glasshouse, it unifies the side and rear design by looping around the base of the rear screen, and back around the other side, adding greater drama to its flowing, fastback roofline. Topped by this flash of chrome, the rear of the K5 also boasts a new lighting signature, with its predecessor’s standalone light units replaced by a new LED daytime running light which spans the width of the rear deck.
The dashes of light that extend across the tailgate echo the ‘heart beat’ shape of the front lights, while a subtle ducktail shape to its rear deck is matched by a sportier lower bumper design and a chrome dual muffler design. The K5 is available with a choice of 16-, 17- and 18-inch machine-cut aluminum alloy wheel designs and a wide range of paint colors. K5 GT models will also be offered with a unique 19-inch wheel design, as well as more aggressive front and rear bumpers, special ‘GT’ badges, as well as dual twin exhaust tips.
The Korean car maker has not revealed the interior details of the K5 yet. The Fastback sedan is said to get a premium cabin with a selection of tactile material. The dashboard would be wide that would make the cabin look a lot more spacious and roomy. The stylish sedan is also going to come with Kia’s latest infotainment systems driven by the latest generation wide touchscreen display which is physically attached to the instrument cluster in front of the driver. There also would be an optional 10.25-inch touchscreen with the new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. For the acoustics the efficient and rich 12-speaker BOSE surround-sound audio system would be on the equipment list.
Other features included on the Kia K5 sedan include mood Lighting system, emitting soft ambient light from panels in the doors and crash pad, and wireless phone charging, voice command system for controlling climate control, electric windows, heating for the steering wheel, seats and rear glass, and the audio system, 8.0-inch head-up display to name a few.
In terms of the safety the Kia K5 will come with a range of passive and active safety and driver-assist systems that include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)- Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM) with Surround View Monitor (SVM) and Blind-spot Collision-avoid Assist (BCA), Smart Cruise Control (SCC) or Navigation-based SCC (NSCC), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), and Highway Driving Assist (HDA). It also gets Kia’s ‘level two’ autonomous driving technology, Lane Following Assist (LFA), Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), 9 airbags, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Electronic Stability Control.
Powering the Kia K5 would be the Smartstream petrol engines with all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. Engine options include a 1.6-litre T-GDi (turbocharged petrol direct injection) with a new Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology that generates 178 bhp and hits out 265 Nm of peak torque. The second engine option would be the 2.0-litre MPI motor with 150 bhp and 192 Nm of torque. The 2.5-litre GDi engine with 191 bhp and 246 Nm of peak torque would also be on the option list. The North American markets will get the high-performance 2.5-litre T-GDi turbocharged engine with 286 bhp of power and 422 Nm of torque. There will also be a hybrid version. All engines will come paired with an six- or eight-speed automatic transmissions, while the 2.5-litre T-GDi engines will get the new eight-speed wet double-clutch transmission (8DCT).