2015 Kia K5 Modern vs. Sport, Which One You Like More

by Apr 6, 2015All News, Kia14 comments


A week ago Kia revealed the 2nd generation 2015 Kia K5 (know as Optima in overseas markets). After a lot of comments and several reviews of how Kia reinterpreted one of its more succesful cars, we want to know your opinion between the two looks will be available on the new generation K5, Modern and Sport.

On the front end, Kia used side air vents on the bumpers to create a wider image with this elements and the latest reinterpretation of the Tiger-Nose (who said Kia lose its identity with this movement?) Also in the Modern (to be clear, the white, also called MX) used a three LED fog ligths while for the Sport is not provided.
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Side-view are the same except for the alloy wheel design, different designs available between the Sport & Modern variants (curious thing, Kia used the wheels of the Modern for the SXL US-market model, but not with the same front bumper as the Modern, while the SX US-market model used the same alloy wheels like the K5 Sport, and the Turbo logo on the side).

For the Korean-spec model Kia decided not to include denominations on the fake side air-intake like with the US-market model.

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Alongside, the rear end has small differences between Modern & Sport variants you can see so easy. The Sport model comes with a dual pipe exhaust plus an aluminum painted air deflector, while the Modern model had single exhaust, not air deflector. T-GDi emblem for the Sport, nothing for the Modern. About the interior, small differences on trims, leather accents with red stitching, not to much.

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Here you can enjoy the full gallery of live pictures courtesy of our good friend Mr. Kwak! 😉 Please tell us which one you prefer or any thoughts in the comments box below.

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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