With around 290 horsepower, the 2021 Kia K5 GT is going to be fastest Optima/K5’s ever, but thanks to MotorsJason today we have got access to this completely undisguised picture of the next-gen Kia K5 GT that could mean the official reveal is around the corner. We need to say that the differences in design aren’t too much, so we can be in front of a sleeper.
What we know so far?
You should remember when Albert Biermann have advanced the following information “For the next Optima GT, you can expect an interesting powertrain and suspension at the next level. It’ll be the next level of Kia driving performance.” So let’s find out all the new details.
The K5 (as you know, will be called that way around the world) is already launched in South Korea with a more aggresive design, latest technology and safety system, as well as eco technologies like the Solar Roof. But today we will talk about the high aspiration GT trim which were spied in South Korea for the first time, wearing 4 exhaust.
If we look what Hyundai did with the Sonata N-Line, we can expect, at least, the completely new Theta3 engine with 2.5-liter displacement Turbo, the new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with AWD option and delivering 290 hp approximately.
Unfortunately we can’t see much of the new design due to the heavy camouflage that hides a lot of the front end and back end features but we were told the front has a much aggressive design compare to the “normal” K5.
The new Kia K5 on its US-spec will have 2 different engines, all turbo-chargered, and will use 3 different transmissions. A 1.6T will be available with two levels of power while one will have the 8-speed AT and the other will kept the 7-speed Dual Clutch.
We originally expected a debut of the US-spec K5 during NY AutoShow on April but due to Coronavirus outbreak and its reschedulement, we expect that Kia announced between the same date, but through an online presentation.