Despite the rush of consumers toward crossovers and away from sedans, the stately and timeless four-door car has found a new identity in offering virtues SUV just can’t. Drivers who want the quietest ride, the best handling and the connection to automotive history are still choosing the car over other options.
Among the models from which shoppers have to choose, no model has made a compelling statement quite the way the Kia Optima has. The Kia Optima is a value leader – offering drivers standard features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, Kia Drive Wise safety and letting you select your performance, choosing from three compelling engine options. Although the 2021 Kia K5 Optima has only started to show itself on the global market, we’re giving you the chance to pre-order it now!
Although we know very little about what specs and features will make the jump to the North American market with the 2021 Kia Optima/K5, the Korean version has plenty that is likely to carry over when the team at the West Point, Georgia facility begins building them for us here in the United States.
The 2021 Kia Optima/K5 seems like it will introduce brand-new powertrain options that starts at a base 1.6-liter turbocharged engine (that produces 180 horsepower) and rounds out with the brand-new 2021 Kia Optima/K5 GT that delivers 290 horsepower courtesy of a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine.
An eight-speed automatic transmission looks set to be standard across the range with the GT model getting an 8-speed wet dual-clutch variant.
Technology we know drivers will love in the 2021 mid-size sedan includes a 12.3-inch instrumentation display, a 10.25-inch infotainment display and wireless charging. Additionally, the cabin is completely reimagined, seeing the displays paired side-by-side with refined and luxurious attention to detail.
With so much still unknown about the 2021 Kia Optima/K5, including its final name, one thing is clear: It’s going to carry Kia’s identity as a value leader even further than ever. If you’re hoping to be notified of more information or its release, we’d love to make sure you’re first in line. Contact us today!
*All images are of Korean Kia Optima K5