Kia Motors Begins 3rd Gen Optima Orders in South Korea

by Nov 21, 2019All News, Kia, South Korea0 comments


Kia Motors launched the third-generation K5, a vehicle that interacts with the driver and the environment. Kia Motors announced on Thursday 21st that will open a media preview event where customer could start with pre-orders. Also revealed full specs that are the same as we have advanced yesterday.

The 3rd generation K5 applies the most advanced ‘interaction technology (interactive technology)’, the highest level of domestic cars, where the vehicle and the driver actively interact. Various advanced convenience features are equipped. Advanced driver assistance system is greatly strengthened.

The 3rd generation new platform is applied. Kia has simultaneous release four models equipped with next generation powertrain. Interior with driver-centered structure and future-oriented, high-tech image. Bold and dynamic exterior design of the intensity itself. “The third generation K5 is a symbolic model that shows the dramatic changes of Kia Motors, which will lead the future mobility era,” said Karim Habib, Kia Motors Design Center Director.

“The first generation K5 has impressed the global market with its sleek, stately and dynamic design, while the second generation K5 retains the design identity of the first generation and has more luxurious and emotional design features.” “The K5 is a whole new chapter in the Kia Motors design story, including opportunity, innovation, grandeur and passion.” In addition, “Kia wanted to define a new sedan and aimed at a more innovative and new design unlike others.”

The third generation K5 is a car with a sleek, dynamic, elegant and high-tech future-oriented design. Emphasis was placed on the K5 design. If the perception of the car was previously operated manually by the driver’s physical manipulation, the third generation K5 goes beyond this and suggests the future mobility that ‘actively interacts with the driver and the surrounding environment’.

The most distinctive feature of the 3rd generation K5 is that the vehicle is equipped with advanced new technologies that actively interact with the driver and the surroundings, providing a differentiated experience and emotional enjoyment. The third generation K5 is equipped with the most advanced interactive technology (interactive technology) of domestic cars such as voice recognition vehicle control, air clean system (including fine dust sensor), final destination guidance after getting off, theme cluster, and Kathu Home.

In addition to intuitive commands like “Turn on the air conditioner”, voice-controlled vehicle control accurately understands the driver’s needs even when talking naturally to people, such as “Cool,” “Warm,” and “Remove from the Castle.” In addition to air conditioning, it can control windows, steering wheel heating, seat heating and ventilation, and rear glass heating.

The air cleaning system (with fine dust sensor) monitors the indoor air condition in real time and displays it in four steps (good, medium, bad, very bad) in the air conditioning window, and if it is bad or very bad, the high-performance combi filter It is the first Kia Motors to be applied to the third generation K5 as it automatically purifies the air without any additional operation. Similarly, when Kia Motors first gets off, the final destination guide shows the location where the vehicle has stopped and the final destination when the driver needs to go on foot because of the difference between the driver’s location and the final destination set in the car navigation system.

The world’s first themed cluster developed by Kia Motors automatically changes the background and brightness of the 12.3-inch cluster according to changes in the environment such as drive mode, weather (sunny, cloudy, rain, snow, etc.) and time. It is a technology that increases immersion. KATHU HOME is a function that checks the status of home IoT devices in the car and controls the operation of the house, and provides the convenience of setting the lighting (bedroom, living room, kitchen, etc.), temperature, gas valve, door, etc. in the car.

In the third generation K5, various advanced convenience features such as Kia digital key, driving video recorder (built-in cam), personalization profile, and remote smart parking assistance are applied. Kia Digital Key uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable vehicles to enter and start by installing smartphone applications (apps) without the need for a key (smart key). It makes it easy to use the vehicle when it is necessary to share the vehicle with four people, including four drivers.

The driving video recording device (built-in cam) is a ‘DVRS (Drive Video Record System)’ that records images through the front and rear cameras installed inside the vehicle. ▲ The driver is installed as a built-in type behind the rearview mirror. It is linked to the infotainment system screen and smartphone in the vehicle without blocking the field of vision. Hybrid models with large batteries can record up to 10 hours of parking without a separate battery.

Personalization profiles automatically personalize vehicle settings (seat position, head-up display, outside mirrors, navigation recent destinations, cluster settings, etc.) by opening the door with a digital key or selecting a user within the infotainment system screen even when multiple vehicles are used together.

It is a function that is tailored to Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) enables the vehicle to move forwards and backwards by using a smart key, providing drivers and passengers with the convenience of getting in and out of difficult places such as narrow parking spaces. Kia Motors, the third generation K5 ▲ forward collision prevention assistance ▲ rear cross collision prevention assistance ▲ rear collision prevention assistance ▲ lane maintenance assistance ▲ lane departure prevention assistance ▲ highway driving assistance ▲ safety getting off assistance ▲ navigation-based smart cruise control ▲ rear side By applying various advanced driver assistance systems such as monitors, surround view monitors, and driver warnings, safety and convenience are greatly enhanced.

In particular, major safety and convenience features such as forward collision prevention assistance, lane maintenance assistance, lane departure prevention assistance, driver’s attention warning, and 9 airbags were all-trimmed to enhance the merchandise. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) detects the risk of collisions with vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists in front of the vehicle via a camera mounted on the top of the windshield. It informs the driver of dangers and automatically slows and stops the vehicle when necessary to prevent or reduce accident damage.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) uses radar to detect vehicles approaching from side to side when the vehicle is reversing, alerts the driver with clusters, beeps and infotainment systems and brakes when necessary It automatically reduces the damage by assisting collision avoidance. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) detects the rear area of ​​the vehicle using radar. When the vehicle is changed, a fine braking control is detected. Minimize damage by assisting with collision avoidance.

Lane Following Assist (LFA) recognizes the front lane through a camera mounted on the top of the windshield and automatically controls the steering wheel of the vehicle, helping to keep the vehicle away from the center of the vehicle. Create virtual lanes to keep driving in the center of the road, and if both lanes are unclear, predict lanes in the preceding vehicle path to maintain driving in the car. Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) uses the camera at the top of the windshield to recognize the lane ahead and displays warnings on the cluster and heads-up display and vibrates the steering wheel when the vehicle attempts to leave the lane.

Advertise and control the steering wheel if necessary to help the driver avoid leaving the lane. Highway Driving Assist (HDA) uses the distance, lane information, and navigation information to the vehicle ahead to control the speed of the vehicle itself and maintain the distance and lane. In particular, the 3rd generation K5 is able to operate the HDA even in a car-only road with the sophisticated driving assistance function. Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) provides navigation to ‘Smart Cruise Control’, which keeps the vehicle’s speed constant without decelerating the pedals and detects the vehicle ahead and keeps the distance between cars steady.

It adds a function to automatically decelerate the vehicle when passing the section by receiving information such as a safety section and a curve road. BVM (Blind-Spot View Monitor) works in conjunction with the direction indicator lights to help you drive safely by displaying the rear side area of ​​the lane including the blind spot on the cluster. Kia Motors applies the 3rd generation new platform to the 3rd generation K5, ▲ Reliable handling and agile body movement ▲ Improved NVH through high shielding ▲ Acceleration and braking performance by weight reduction Implemented merchandise.

Next, the NVH was greatly improved by applying double-junction sound insulation glass to the windshield, driver’s seat and front passenger’s window, and reinforcing sound absorbing and insulating materials throughout the body. Kia Motors changed all the engines of its 3rd generation K5 to Hyundai and Kia’s next-generation engine ‘SmartStream’ and launched four models simultaneously, including gasoline 2.0, gasoline 1.6 turbo, LPi 2.0 and hybrid 2.0.

The gasoline 2.0 model is equipped with a SmartStream G2.0 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, and has a maximum power of 160 hp (ps) and a maximum torque of 20.0 (kgf · m). The gasoline 1.6 turbo model is equipped with a smartstream G1.6 T-GDi engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, and has a maximum power of 180 hp (ps) and a maximum torque of 27.0 (kgf · m). The LPi 2.0 model is equipped with a SmartStream L2.0 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, and has a maximum power of 146 horsepower (ps) and a maximum torque of 19.5 (kgf · m).

The hybrid 2.0 model is equipped with a smartstream G2.0 HEV engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, and has a maximum output of 152 horsepower (ps) and a maximum torque of 19.2 (kgf · m). In particular, the Hybrid 2.0 model is equipped with a solar roof that charges the car’s battery with sunlight to increase its range and prevents battery discharge. Solar Loop allows you to drive more than 1,300km in total annually when charging for 6 hours a day (average daily sunshine hours) in the open air, and prevents vehicle discharge caused by long-term outdoor parking and unique roof design. It gives an exterior image.

Kia Motors actively applied the next-generation design direction and bold design elements to realize the strong impression and presence of the 3rd generation K5. The exterior of the 3rd generation K5 is the front part that impresses with the application of innovative new design elements. The side part that maximizes the dynamic beauty by the fast-back style and the radical evolution of the existing design. The rear part has evolved into a more bold and dynamic figure. The front-end design of the 3rd generation K5 is striking in its own right, with many innovative new design elements.

The Tiger Nose radiator grill, which has been a symbol of Kia’s design so far, has evolved from the grille to the entire front by breaking down the boundaries with the headlamps and evolving organically. Expanded. The evolved Tiger Nose Radiator Grille has a much more confident and present image because of its wider width than before, and is the next-generation design identity for Kia Motors. The K5’s radiator grille pattern design has also been refined. The grill pattern has a rough and sharp appearance like a shark shell, but is designed to be dynamic and luxurious with the motif of ‘Shark Skin’, a soft-touch fabric.

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are designed with dynamic graphics reminiscent of Vital Signs, giving the K5 vitality with the feeling that the car’s heart beats. The side design of the 3rd generation K5 maximized the dynamic beauty with expanded specifications, fastback style, and the radical evolution of the existing design. The K5’s space is significantly improved through its 2,850mm class wheelbase, 50mm longer overall length (4,905mm) and 25mm wider width (1,860mm). It has the appearance of a sedan.

The K5’s short trunk line and long hood line further enhance the sporty feel of the car, while the body’s rich body emphasizes the dynamics of the silhouette. Kia Motors made a bold and sleek future-looking fast-back image by thickening the side glass chrome molding, which is a unique design feature of K5, and connecting the trunk lid longer. The rear design of the 3rd generation K5 emphasizes connectivity with the front and features a luxurious and stable look with unique design elements.

The rear combination lamp is connected to the rear wing shape to give a wide and stable feel and a sporty image. When the lamp is turned on, the rear combination lamp emphasizes the unique and luxurious feeling of K5. The rear combi-lamp’s graphic is the same as the front DRL, which gives the vehicle a heartbeat. The graphic bar that connects the left and right rear combination lamps shows a sense of speed and dynamism in the lighting pattern that is gradually shortened at intervals.

The trunk lid is drastically reduced with black two-tone processing, while the side glass chrome molding extends to the two-tone boundary, maximizing the image of the fastback while maintaining the convenience of a wide trunk sedan. The interior has a driver-oriented, futuristic and high-tech image. The dashboard is a three-dimensional display control system, a touch-type infotainment system and air conditioning controller, a large 12.3-inch cluster, and a new 10.25-inch navigation that provides visual enjoyment through the application of a new graphical user interface.

Air vent ▲ D-cut steering wheel (only for gasoline 1.6 turbo) was applied to one model with bezel pattern shaped air flow. The floor console has a unique asymmetrical shape that surrounds the driver.Upward console position and driver-oriented layout.The application of a dial type with sophisticated details provides a comfortable grip and high-quality ‘SBW, Shift by wire’ ▲ The vertical charging type has been applied to the wireless charging tray for mobile phones that maximizes space utilization. ‘Ambient Light’, which changes the color of the graphic bar from the dashboard to the door trim depending on the driving mode (normal, spot, echo, smart, custom), enhances the driver’s emotional immersion. The third generation K5 is operated with two interior colors including black and saddle brown, and six external colors such as snow white pearl, steel gray, interstellar gray, aurora black pearl, gravity blue and yacht blue.

The price of the 3rd generation K5 ▲ gasoline 2.0 model from KRW 23.35 million to KRW 31.09 million ▲ gasoline 1.6 turbo model from KRW 2.43 million to KRW 31.17 million ▲ LPi general model KRW 26.63 million ~ KRW 3.87 million ▲ LPi 2.0 car model of KRW 20.90 million ~ KRW 2.405 million ▲ hybrid The 2.0 model is expected to be priced from 27.75 million won to 36.36 million won. (※ 3.5% consumption tax) Kia Motors has expanded the range of vehicle choices so that customers can buy a car to suit their diverse lifestyle.

The three gasoline, gasoline, turbo, and hybrid models are available in four options: trendy, prestige, noblesse, signature trim, 10.25 ” UVO navigation, KRELL premium sound, and Smart Connect. have. LPi’s regular models are available with Prestige, Noblesse, 3 signature trims and 4 options, while the LPi car rental models come with standard, 2 trendy trims and 3 options

Kia Motors offers events and offers various benefits for 3rd generation K5 pre-contract customers. (* For details, refer to Kia Motors homepage ( ). First, customers pay more than 15 million won with the exclusive Red Members card and pre-contract customers using Save Auto subscribe to ‘K-Style Care’, a service that guarantees damage for one year. (※ Individual and individual business customers shipped by 31 January 2020) Next, 100 of the pre-contracted customers who selected 10.25 inch UVO navigation or Smart Connect will be selected for free installation. (※ Individual and individual business customers)

In addition, customers who ship vehicles by January 31, 2020, among pre-contracted customers, purchase ‘K5 Starter Package’, which greatly eases the initial cost burden and lowers the monthly payment to half price through benefits such as interest-free installment tax payment and special interest rate. Program ‘. Meanwhile, Kia Motors has pre-launched the third-generation K5 and launched a pre-launching advertisement that sensibly expresses the K5’s design changes. Two digital films will be released on the brand’s website ( ).

Written by Jose Antonio López

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

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