Kia’s New K5: Features, Options, and Pricing Details
The 2024 Kia K5 is now open for pre-orders, and the prices range from 27.84 million to 39.54 million won (equivalent to RM98,287 to RM139,743). The headlights have been modified to look a bit smaller, and the daytime running lights have a more dynamic design.
But it’s not just about the looks; the new K5 also comes with an improved suspension setup for better ride comfort and enhanced sound insulation. In terms of engines, you have a few options: a 2.0L naturally-aspirated MPi petrol engine with 158 hp and 196 Nm of torque, a 1.6L turbocharged T-GDi petrol engine with 178 hp and 265 Nm, and a 2.0L naturally aspirated LPi engine that runs on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and is rated at 144 hp and 191 Nm. Finally, there’s a hybrid option that combines a 2.0L naturally aspirated petrol engine with an electric motor for a total system output of 192. All engine options are paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the turbocharged powertrain gets an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Other significant changes include a redesigned rear bumper with a diffuser-like element and trapezoidal-shaped exhaust trim, new alloy wheels, more angular 3D-effect headlights with trailing light bars across the trunk, and a new lower apron with upward fangs.
Inside, you’ll find the brand’s next-generation entertainment system called the connected car Navigation Cockpit, displayed on a touchscreen on the dashboard. This is one of two 12.3-inch screens for the digital instrument cluster. The updates continue with features like over-the-air updates, integrated video streaming services, the Kia Digital Key 2, an optional 12-speaker Krell sound system, and a wireless charging pad.
After nearly four years since the arrival of the 5th generation Kia K5 (also known as Optima), the South Korean carmaker has officially launched the updated K5 in its home market.
The K5 facelift introduces three new interior colors – Sand, Martian, and Black – to go along with two new exterior colors, Wolf Gray and Moonscape Matte Grey. Additionally, there’s a ‘Black Fit’ package that adds 18- or 19-inch wheels, a suede headliner, mirror caps, a rear diffuser, and black-finished tailpipes.