The new generation Kia Optima sedan, which was renamed K5, began to be supplied to Russian dealers. The corresponding photos appeared on the forum of the brand’s fans. It is claimed that the pictures show the top version of the car. The exact date of the start of sales of new items in our market is still unknown. Earlier it was reported that the implementation of K5 in our market will begin this fall. The car is manufactured at a plant in Kaliningrad.
Judging by the photographs, the new model will receive a branded grille “Smile of the Tiger” of a modified shape, a relief hood, massive side air intakes and aggressive bumpers. At the same time, in the pictures in the cabin of the Kia K5, a traditional gear lever is installed. Prior to that, it was reported that older versions of the model will replace it with a rotating washer. Also, the car will be equipped with a projection of devices on the windshield and two displays.
In Russia, the sedan will be offered with two gasoline engines. The base engine will be a two-liter atmospheric “four”. The power of the unit will be 150 liters. from. and 192 Nm of torque. The engine works in conjunction with a six-speed automatic transmission.
A 2.5-liter direct injection unit with 194 hp will also be available. from. and 246 Nm of torque. The motor is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both versions will be sold in Russia, including with all-wheel drive.