Cars 2021

New Kia K5 Optima 2020

Updated Kia K5 (Kia Optima) 2019-2020 model year is presented in South Korea. Having survived the restyling, the four-door sedan of the business class Kia K5, known in the Russian market under the name of Kia Optima , received a slightly refined exterior exterior design, an upgraded interior and a number of new options not available for the pre-reform model. In our review Kia K5 2020 -2020 – photo and video, price and specifications, specifications of the updated Kia Optima for South Korea. Sales restyling versions of Kia K5 in the domestic Korean market will start in early February 2020 at a price of 21,500 dollars (slightly more than 1200 thousand rubles). The world premiere of the export version of the updated sedan Kia Optima is scheduled for March 2020 as part of the annual Geneva International Motor Show. Sales of new Kia Optima in Russia will start in the second half of this year.

photo Kia K5 (Kia Optima) 2019-2020

I would like to note immediately that the update of the Kia K5 (Kia Optima) sedan is more of a cosmetic nature, designed to slightly refresh the appearance of the model debuting in the current, fourth generation less than 3 years ago at the New York Auto Show 2015. Restyling, by the way, is able to further stimulate the interest of Russian motorists to Korean sedan class D +, sold last year in pre-reform in the number of 12822 copies. Better in this class in Russia is sold only Toyota Camry , preparing in the very near future to enter the domestic market in the new version .

photo Kia K5 (Kia Optima) 2019-2020 front view

photo Kia K5 (Kia Optima) 2019-2020 rear view

Having survived the restyling, the Kia K5 sedan received a transfigured front end with a completely new falshradiator grille, decorated with elegant vertical bars, an upgraded bumper with horizontal LED stripes of anti-fog lamps and renewed headlights (all LEDs are available as an option).

photo falshradiator grating Kia K5 (Kia Optima) 2019-2020

The sedan’s stern changed not so much as the “face” of the model, but there were modernized parking lights with modified LED graphics, the bumper became more massive and acquired additional sections of overall lighting equipment.

One of the most stylish acquisitions of the upgraded Kia K5 sedan is the light projection of the K5 model name on the roadway when the front doors are opened. It looks chic, but … for Optima, apparently, this option will not be, but sorry. External changes of the updated sedan on this, perhaps, are exhausted. So it only remains to add that the manufacturer offers for the novelty light-alloy 18-inch wheels with a new design of the figure.

The saloon of the updated Kia K5 (Kia Optima) sedan of 2019-2020 model year compared with the restyling body of the model has changed minimally. The developers slightly tweaked the shape of the steering wheel, completed the interior of the novelty, the modernized LED contour highlighting of the interior, the updated multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen, capable of recognizing voice commands (joint development of Kia engineers and Korean company Kakao), Krell audio system, replaced by “music “From Harman / Kardon.

photo salon Kia K5 (Kia Optima) 2019-2020

photo interior Kia K5 (Kia Optima) 2019-2020

Korean motorists for a surcharge can order a brown leather interior (the steering wheel, the upper part of the front panel, the door and armchairs maps are covered with high-quality leather), adaptive cruise control, Highway Aid Assist, a car-holding system in the lane, a circular view system, keyless access and engine start / stop button, heated steering wheel, front seats with electric adjustment (driver’s seat with memory settings), heated front and rear seats, ventilation of the front seats, a platform for wireless ne charging smartphones.

Specifications Kia K5 2020 -2020.
In the technique of the updated sedan Kia K5 no changes were detected. Both for the pre-reform model and for the restyling versions of the sedan in the Korean market, four four-cylinder engines are offered: two petrol engines, turbo diesel engines and a gas-powered motor.

  • Gasoline engines for the Kia K5 (Kia Optima): a 2.0-liter 163-hp atmospheric engine (2.0 CVVL) and a turbocharged 1.6 T-GDI with a 180-horsepower output.
  • Turbo diesel 1.7 VGT with a power of 141 power.
  • Gas engine 2.0 LPI, issuing 151 horsepower.

For engines, three variants of transmissions are offered – 6 manual transmissions, 6 automatic transmissions and 7-step robot with two clutch discs.

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