New Kia K5 exterior design revealed in official photos.
Kia Motors has today published exterior images of the completely redesigned Kia K5 sedan.
Released in Korean market specification, the latest model offers a fresh and innovative new look for the sedan segment and showcases Kia’s bold new design direction.
The new Kia K5 brings with it a sporty, modern and bold character. The front of the car is characterized by Kia’s imposing new “Tiger Nose Evolution”, a wide, three-dimensional design which integrates the grille and headlamps more organically than previous iterations of the K5.
The texture of the grille is modelled on the texture of shark skin which has powerful and sporty image. The grille is made with a matrix of interlocking details to give the K5 a classy and dynamic look.
The K5’s new front headlamps feature a distinctive ‘heartbeat’ daytime running light signature. Above the grille, the deeply-contoured hood and characteristic lower bumper, emphasizing the smooth lines on the front of the car and enhancing the K5’s on-road presence.
The profile of the K5 displays a greater sense of muscularity than its predecessor, with the body narrowing slightly at the midpoint between wheel arches.
A distinctive crease runs the length of the K5’s body, while a dash of chrome above the car’s new frameless windows adds greater drama to its flowing, fastback roofline.
The back of the K5 has a new rear-combination lamp design which provides a sporty silhouette mirrored by the three-dimensional design of the K5’s subtle rear wing.
The unique rear light signature mirrors the slender “heartbeat” motif found at the front of the car, while the flash of chrome from the roofline loops around the base of the rear screen, unifying the side and rear profile.
The new-generation Kia K5 is bigger than the model it replaces.
According to the carmaker’s official press release, the length, width and wheelbase have all increased, while the height have slightly decreased.
- Length: 4,905mm (193.1 inches)
- Width: 1,860mm (73.2 inches)
- Height: 1,445mm (57 inches)
- Wheelbase: 2,850 mm (112.2 inches)
Alloy-wheel sizes of Kia K5
In South Korea, the entry-level Kia K5 will be available with 16-inch alloys, while the upper trim levels will ride on bigger alloy wheels and tires. Additional sizes include 17-, 18- and 19-inch alloys.
Those will come in different colors, including the light gray, dark gray and glossy black.
The 2020 Kia K5 midsize sedan is scheduled to go on sale in South Korea in December. Shortly after, we expect the K5 to go on sale in U.S., re-badged as the Optima.