Kia America chose the bustling environment of the Chicago Auto Show to unveil the refreshed 2025 KIA K5 midsize sedan, marking its North American debut. This event highlights the K5’s significant updates, including a new 2.5-liter engine, design refinements, and tech advancements, solidifying its position in the midsize sedan market.
Introduction to the 2025 Kia K5
The 2025 K5 introduces a new 2.5-liter normally aspirated engine, elevating the driving experience with enhanced power and efficiency. The sedan’s design has been meticulously updated inside and out, reflecting Kia’s commitment to innovation and style. With five distinct trim levels—LXS, EX, GT-Line, and the performance-focused GT—Kia ensures there’s a K5 for every preference and need.
Engineered for Excellence: Performance and Design
Kia’s refreshed K5 boasts significant mechanical and aesthetic enhancements. The introduction of a new 2.5-liter engine across several trims offers increased horsepower and robust torque, ensuring a smooth and responsive ride. The GT trim continues to impress with its 290 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque, promising exhilarating performance.
Design-wise, the 2025 K5 aligns with Kia’s Opposites United design philosophy. Notable features include new Star Map LED front DRLs, updated fascias, and sporty alloy wheel designs. The interior sees a leap forward with a new curved display integrating a 12-inch instrument screen and a 12.3-inch touchscreen, alongside improvements in comfort and convenience features.
2025 KIA K5 GT new interior
Technological Advancements and Safety Features
Kia has significantly upgraded the K5’s technology suite. The sedan now includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across all trims, a fast and high-fidelity Connected Car Navigation Cockpit system, and over-the-air updates to enhance the ownership experience. Safety is now prioritized with an increase in standard Advanced Driving Assist Systems (ADAS), offering a comprehensive suite of safety technologies designed to protect passengers and enhance driving dynamics.
The 2025 K5: A Bold Statement in the Midsize Sedan Segment
Steven Center, COO & EVP of Kia America, emphasizes the K5’s appeal, stating it offers something for everyone in the midsize sedan market. The 2025 K5’s blend of style, performance, and technology positions it uniquely in a competitive segment, appealing to those who desire a bold and distinctive vehicle.
The refreshed 2025 Kia K5, unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, will sure be a significant leap forward for the K5 nameplate. With its new engine, design updates, and technological enhancements, the K5 is set to continue its success in the midsize sedan market. Kia’s is committed to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction shines through in this latest iteration of the K5, offering a compelling choice for sedan enthusiasts.