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Kia unveils new K5 sedan

New offering previews the design direction that future Kia cars could take

By Afzal Rawuther

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Kia Motors has revealed images of the all-new Kia K5 or Optima for the South Korea market. The brand’s latest sedan showcases Kia's new design direction and is a radical departure from Kia’s current design language.

The Kia K5's front now has the 'Tiger Nose Evolution' which is characterized by a wide, 3D design that takes a fresh new approach to incorporating the headlamps and the grille when compared with Kia’s current line-up.

Kia unveils new K5 sedan

Kia has always wowed with the stunning modern design of its cars and the Kia K5 is no exception.

The sharp styling of the face of the sedan is accentuated by the shoulder line that runs the length of the car’s body while at the rear, there’s a new combination lamp design and a subtle wing. The sides are decidedly simple, but adornments like the chrome garnish that highlights the frameless windows make it seem special.

Kia has revealed that the new K5 is longer and wider than its predecessor with its length being extended by 50mm to 4,905 mm and the width increased 25mm to 1,860mm.

The wheelbase too has been increased to 2,850mm while the car drops in height by 20mm for a sportier stance.

Kia unveils new K5 sedan

The K5 will be available with a range of 19 inches, 18 inches, 17 inches or 16 inches machine-cut aluminium alloy wheel designs in a range of finishes.

The K5 is slated to go on sale in Korea in December with a US launch sometime towards the end of next year.

In India, Kia is expected to follow up the hugely successful Seltos with the Carnival luxury MPV. Although, the K5 doesn’t feature in Kia’s immediate plans for India, it is certainly an interesting preview to the design direction that the company’s new cars could take.