Kia’s midsize sedan will get extra commonplace energy, up to date look.
Along with its refreshed 2025 Carnival van, Kia used the 2024 Chicago Auto Present because the platform for the North American debut of its equally revised 2025 K5 (previously Optima) midsize sedan.
Midsize vehicles had been as soon as the bread-and-butter of the automotive trade. Whereas the variety of choices within the class continues to dwindle, there are nonetheless loads of patrons who need sedans as their each day drivers. Kia is hoping the freshened 2025 K5 will steal gross sales from section bellwethers just like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry and fill in among the hole left by the departure of the Chevrolet Malibu.
2025 Kia K5
Styling updates for the 2025 K5 embody amber-colored daytime operating lights and new entrance fascia. A lightbar spans the trunk lid, and all fashions embody a normal rear spoiler. The inside will get a redesigned instrument panel with accessible curved 12-inch instrument and 12.3-inch infotainment screens. Wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto are newly commonplace throughout the board, together with over-the-air software program updates so as to add/repair options. A redesigned heart console contains bigger cupholders and a wi-fi smartphone charging pad, together with USB-C charging factors for entrance and rear occupants.
LXS, EX, and GT-Line trim ranges carry over, however all get a brand new 2.5-liter non-turbocharged four-cylinder engine that replaces the earlier 1.6-liter turbo unit. Output is 191 horsepower (a rise of 11) and 181 pound-feet of torque (a lower of 14). The transmission stays an 8-speed automated. The flagship K5 GT reprises its high-output 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder with 290 horsepower, 311 pound-feet of torque, and 8-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. All K5s supply front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive as an choice for the GT-Line.
As with the Carnival, pricing for the 2025 Kia K5 shall be accessible nearer to the car’s on-sale date, which must also be this summer season.
With the upcoming refreshes of the Kia K5 and its cousin, the Hyundai Sonata, it seems that rumors of the midsize sedan’s demise have been drastically exaggerated. Kia’s design tweaks give it a extra upscale look, we just like the addition of recent connectivity options, and it’s nice to see that the corporate is continuous to supply the high-performance GT. Patrons ought to discover lots to love about this automobile.
2025 Kia K5 Gallery
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