Twenty years ago, the Kia Optima turned the midsize sedan segment on its head by offering an unmatched combination of refined style, upscale accommodations, and outstanding value. This summer, Kia is taking things to the next level with the addition of a new bold style, a more robust powertrain option, and available all-wheel-drive. To highlight the dramatic changes, Kia is retiring the Optima nameplate and introducing the all-new Kia K5.

Here's a quick look at a few of the changes Swansea and Plymouth drivers and expect from Kia's all-new midsize sedan.

New Powertrain Options

The Optima's optional turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is now standard equipment for the K5. Matched with a new eight-speed automatic transmission, it sends 180 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels. The Kia K5 will also offer the sure-footed handling of all-wheel-drive for the first time, available on LXS and GT-Line trim levels.

The all-new GT trim helps the K5 realize its true potential with a new turbocharged 2.5-liter powerplant that produces 290 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.

New Style

While the Optima featured a slightly understated sportiness, the new K5 goes all-in with a bold aesthetic that matches the sedan's upgraded athleticism. And with its aerodynamic profile and swept-back design, the K5 appears ready to leap. Sculpted hood lines flow towards an aggressive front fascia highlighted by dynamic deep-set headlight clusters and a wide black grille.

Standard Driver Aids

The K5 includes the full complement of Kia's DriveWise driver-assistance features as standard equipment. No matter which trim level you select, you'll be treated to a safer and more enjoyable driving experience thanks to technologies like:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Automatic High Beam Assist
  • Rear parking sensors

Test Drive the All-New Kia K5 near Raynham

The Kia K5 launchers later this summer. If you'd like more information about pre-orders, feature availability, and financing options, contact Kia of Dartmouth at your convenience. And when the K5 arrives in our showroom, we invite you to schedule a test drive. We'll be happy to assist you.

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