Captured near Hyundai-Kia R&D Center, the K5 facelift was spotted heavily camouflaged so it is difficult to see differences. Despite that, it is easy to see the new headlights and taillights design differences that affects the main part of the design, or even the new wheels. But don’t expect big changes in design as Hyundai did with the Sonata.
Talking about the powertrain, we don’t expect many changes compared to the currently line-up despite a small fine-tuning to make the engines more efficient and probably adding a higher density battery pack to increase the electric range on the K5 hybrid model.
As for the inside, looking at the upcoming KIA facelifts, we can expect to use the same curved dual display applied to the latest Kia models that was premiered by its big brother, the K8. This is where the new K5 will suffer its bigger makeover, compared to the existing model.
It is difficult to know when KIA plans to release this facelift but we don’t expect it before Summer 2024 in South Korea, with European and US-spec models arriving by end of 2024.
What do you expect for the KIA K5 facelift?