2021 Kia K5 Kenosha, WI

2021 Kia K5 exterior shot with Sapphire Blue Paint color parked on an empty lot at sunset

Kia is making some big changes with the introduction of the Kia K5 to the North American market. To those unaware, the Kia K5 has been the name of the Kia Optima for some overseas car markets. However, with this incredibly revolutionary redesign of the Optima model, the K5 nameplate has been brought over for American drivers, signifying its new and fresh start.


So, what does this all-new Kia K5 model bring to the table in comparison to the previous generation of the Kia Optima? Well, from its Stinger-inspired fastback design to its new engine option to its next-generation technology, there’s plenty to love, inside and out. Today, here at Palmen Kia, we’ll take a close look at this soon to arrive model. Here’s our 2021 Kia K5 midsize sedan model overview!




Comfort & Style

Baseline 1.6L Turbocharged Inline 4 Engine 10.25” High-Resolution Color Touchscreen All-New N3 Design Platform
180 Horsepower and 195 lb-ft of Torque Bose® Premium Sound System with 12 Speakers “Heartbeat” Daytime Running Lights and Taillights
Standard 8-Speed Automatic Transmission Wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® Panoramic Sunroof
Available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Wireless Smartphone Charging Pirelli P-Zero Tires

When Does the 2021 Kia K5 Release in the USA?

Additionally, the 2021 Kia K5 will debut a GT model shortly after its initial release. Currently known features of the 2021 Kia K5 GT model include:

  • 0-60 MPH in 5.8 Seconds
  • 2.5L Turbocharged Inline 4 Engine
  • 290 Horsepower and 311 lb-ft of Torque
  • 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
  • Sport+ Mode
  • And More!

The 2021 Kia K5 midsize sedan is set to release soon in the summer of 2020. With such a big step up over the 2020 Kia Optima, there’s plenty to talk about concerning the 2021 Kia K5. Therefore, keep an eye out for more news on the Kia K5 here at Palmen Kia. Once we get the 2021 Kia K5 in stock here at Palmen Kia, we hope you’ll stop in for a test drive. For any additional information or assistance, please contact us online, over the phone, or with a visit to the Palmen Kia dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.