Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the launch of its model at an online press event. The K5 will be available this fall in Canada with three trims. The LX, EX, and GT-line midsize sedans adopt Kia’s global alphanumeric-style naming convention, and this all-new model is named K5. The K5 boasts an innovative design, brand new safety, technology features and a turbocharged engine. Canadian specifications and prices will be available in Fall 2020
Toronto, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)-Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the introduction of a new mid-size sedan, the Kia K5. Demonstrate amazing power every turn. Innovation arrives in Canada this fall as the K5 debuts nationwide with LX, EX and GT-Line trims. Canadian specifications and pricing details will continue in the fall of 2020.
A non-traditional, sports-inspired mid-sized sedan, the K5 fuels the transformation of the Kias next-generation lineup, which features strong and angular design, endless renewal, reimagining and boldness. True to its brand roots, Kia pays homage to the original nameplate titles of its hometown brand, introducing a new era naming convention for the K5 title.
The K5 is a breath of fresh air that the mid-size sedan segment never knew was needed, says Kia Canada’s chief operating officer, Elias El Aquhab. Longing to share this innovation with Canadians, the K5 offers the best design finishes that drivers love, with turbo performance, spacious interiors and the added bonus of the latest safety technology.
The bold new design inside and OutKias’s sleek tiger face are on the front and center of the K5, with a wide and thin front grille (mesh design inspired by shark skin) extending to the headlight structure, Heartbeat LED Day. Highlighted by the time running lights. The K5 boasts a low-line, fastback silhouette, with a chrome garnish that covers the roofline and wraps the rear glass. Its three-dimensional front bumper gives the K5 the illusion of comfortably floating, while the long, muscular hood highlights the short front overhang.
The K5 has a harmoniously designed interior, in harmony with a clean horizontal line and a wide horizontal cabin featuring visually appealing yet functional details. A new style of infotainment display spans the instrument panel, creating a futuristic 3D layout and driver-centric space. Drivers can customize their sporty interior with black leather seats, chrome metallic, wood-like finish, flat-bottom sports steering wheels and a panoramic sunroof.
The underlying AllK5 is literally underscored by the advanced 3rd generation N3 platform. Designed for crash safety, light weight, and driving performance, the platform will serve as the basis for future Kia models. This N3 platform offers wider indoor dimensions, suspension geometry optimized for sports handling, and improved sound insulation. The K5 has a longer, wider, and lower seat than the previous model, which results in a lower profile profile.
The external dimensions of K5s are as follows.
Length: 4,905mm (193.1 inches) Width: 1,860mm (73.2 inches) Height: 1,445mm (56.9 inches) Wheelbase: 2,850mm (112.2 inches)
The turbo, traction and prestigious TechK5 turbocharger lineup (LX, EX, GT lines) is available with a 1.6 liter turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder engine, producing 180 horsepower and 195 lb-ft. Of torque managed by a brand new 8-speed automatic transmission.
The engine uses a continuously variable valve duration (CVVD). This industry-first technology allows individual control of valve duration, resulting in improved performance and increased efficiency.
Kia engineers pushed the envelope further with the available 8-speed wet dual clutch transmission for fast and precise gearshifts that help make the K5 stand out as a true sports sedan. The 2.5-liter turbocharged GDI + MPI 4-cylinder engine is 290 horsepower, 311 lb.-ft. The torque combined with the new 8-speed wet dual clutch transmission will be available in Canada at a later date.
The K5s’ state-of-the-art cabin not only talks, but also integrates smart, forward-looking technology to reduce the stress on the driver experience. New wireless features minimize chord clutter, keep your space clean and keep your driver on the road. Details are as follows.
8 or 10.25 inch high resolution color touch screen i split screen feature and available satellite radio Available 10.25 inch touch screen features real-time traffic data, more intuitive graphic user interface, new multi-connection Bluetoothii wireless connection Added server-based navigation system available UVO Telematics with connected user profile Kia, wireless Apple CarPlayiii and Android Autoiv first disconnect the cord on the charging cable. This means that the driver can be plugged in and charged without a plug (8-inch screen only). A premium audio system is available. 12 high performance Bosev speakers
Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) vi’s Kias suite adds features that provide some of the key features including:
Standard Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Assistance with Standard Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), which detects vehicles in front and under certain conditions, and alerts the driver when a potential head-on collision is detected. According to FCW, if a vehicle or object is detected in front of you based on FCW, you are braking to prevent a collision or reduce the impact under certain conditions Standard Driver Warning (DAW) vii: Detects inattentive driving patterns and sends audible/visual alerts to alert the driver Standard Lane Follow Assist (LFA): Provides steering input according to lane markings detected by the system to position the vehicle in the center of the lane Keep it up Available Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) Junction Turn (FCA-JT): Helps the driver brake and assist. Mitigate collisions or impacts in certain situations when turning on the left and an oncoming vehicle is approaching
About Kia Canada Founded in 1999, Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) based in Seoul, South Korea. The full line of award-winning Kia cars offers world-class quality and customer satisfaction through a network of 195 dealers nationwide. The company employs 170 people at its headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and its branch offices in Montral, Quebec. Kias’ slogan, “The Power to Surprise,” symbolizes companies around the world’s commitment to exceed customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.
Whether compact, crossover, or the best-in-class electrical model, each Kia offers an outstanding combination of precision engineering, outstanding performance, innovative features and advanced safety systems. Kia has sold one million cars, including some of Canada’s most popular models such as Soul, Forte, Sportage, Sorento and Stinger, and recently added Celtos to its lineup. For more information, visit kia.ca/k5 or Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram.
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iDistracted driving can result in loss of vehicle control. When operating the vehicle, do not use vehicle systems that defocus from safe vehicle operation. ii The Bluetooth word mark and logo are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc. and use of such marks by Kia is licensed. A Bluetooth enabled device is required to use Bluetooth wireless technology. iiiApple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Compatible Apple devices sold separately. Apple CarPlay runs on your smartphone’s cellular data service. Data plan charges apply. iv The vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statement apply. You need the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later. Data plan charges apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.v. vBose is a registered trademark of Bose Corporation vi These features are not a substitute for safe driving and may not be able to detect all objects around the vehicle. Always drive safely and pay attention. vii Driver caution is not a substitute for safe driving and does not detect all instances of driver fatigue or careless driving practices. Careless driving conditions and vehicle operation can result in loss of vehicle control. Always try to drive safely.
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