2023 Kia K5 Price in India, Specs, Top-Speed, and Launch Date

The Kia K5 lies in the mid-size sedan segment and competes with Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

Kia K5 Price in India

The all-new 2023 Kia K5 vibrated the entire mid-size sedan segment with its new design and features. Earlier known as Kia Optima, the K5 name is used for the entire market with the launch of the fifth generation in 2019. In some of the markets, it’s also called names such as – Kia Magentis (For Europe and Canada), and Kia Lotze (For South Korea). The Kia K5 was in the market since 2000 and this 2023 version is the sixth generation of the car, and it does get some extraordinary upgrades in the lineup, and the design, especially from the front, is scintillatingly a charm. The same we could see in the SUV Kia Telluride.

Here in this article, we’ll discuss the Kia K5 Price in India 2023, Launch Date, Specifications, Top-Speed, Power/Performance, and Features. This article will solve all of your doubts and queries, for a specific query, you can guide through the table of content and directly check out that.

So let’s Start with the Summary of the Kia K5.

Summary

Engine Type1.6L, Turbocharged, 4-Cylinder
Engine Displacement1,598 cc
Engine Horsepower180 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
Engine Torque264 Nm @ 1,500-4,500 rpm
Transmission8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Fuel Economy13.17 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity60 Liters
Front SuspensionMacPherson Struts, Stabilizer Bar
Rear SuspensionIndependent, Multi-Link, Stabilizer Bar
Turning Radius10.9 mtr
Front BrakesVentilated Disc
Rear BrakesVentilated Disc
Front Brakes Diameter12-inch
Rear Brakes Diameter11.2-inch

What is the Kia K5 Price in India?

The Kia K5 Price in India can be Rs 19.91-24.99 lakh, ex-showroom. The price is directly converted from the K5 USA price. The exact price details can only be provided after the K5 launch in the Indian market.

How many variants are available in the Kia K5?

The 2023 Kia K5/Optima is proposed with five trims to cater to inquisitive shoppers – LXS FWD, GT-Line FWD, GT-Line AWD, EX, and GT. In the trims, the AWD is exclusively offered in the middle trim (GT-Line AWD) and the cost difference is approx $3000k than the base and range-topping interpretation.

Also Read: Kia Sportage Price in India and Launch Date.

What is the variant-wise price of the Kia K5?

The sedan is available with five trims and FWD and AWD powertrains, and the trims-wise price details are mentioned below. You can check-

VariantsUSA PriceIndia Price
LXS FWD$25,090Rs 19.91 lakh
GT-Line FWD$26,490Rs 21.03 lakh
GT-Line AWD$28,190Rs 22.38 lakh
EX$28,990Rs 23.01 lakh
GT$31,490Rs 24.99 lakh
Kia K5 Price in India and USA.

Which is the most value for money trim?

We found that if you’re not a person who is fond of that punchy and peppy performance and want a calm, practical, and features rich car. Then we suggest the base LXS is the most value for the money trim in the entire range. Features here include – an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, apple car play, android auto, smart key w/ push button start, smart trunk, LED headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, auto emergency braking w/ pedestrian detection, blind spot detection, lane keeping, and the following assist, safe exit assist. With this amount of features just above $25K grand is the right pick for a buyer.

What is the launch date of the Kia K5?

The Chinese manufacturer Kia has strengthened its legs in the Indian market and is now a top 5 performer in the country. As of now, Kia is offering 3 cars in the market – Kia Sonet, Kia Seltos, and Kia Carnival. The addition of a new premium SUV will be great for both parties, and it could be a win-win situation.

Keeping all the assumptions and information in the mind, we are disheartened by saying that there are no changes to Kia K5 to debut in India anyhow. There is one more reason, that peoples with a budget of 25 lakh are more interested in the SUVs, hence the sales numbers are limited.

So instead of K5, if Kia would bring a new big SUV like Kia Telluride into the Indian market, then the chances are higher and the market has potential.

What are the exterior colour options?

There are seven exterior and interior colour options available in the K5 to choose the best for you. The Passion Red Tint and the Sapphire Blue are the best suitable for the GT versions. As the paint scheme is bright and the colour character suits the car’s behavior.

What are some Pros and Cons?

Pros:

  • Versatile Power Options
  • Stylish Design
  • Better Drive Quality
  • Comfortable Cabin

Cons:

  • No Manual Gearbox
  • Low Ground Clearance
  • Laggy Infotainment System

What are the Dimensions of Kia K5/Optima?

The Kia K5 is 4904 mm in length, 1859 mm in the width, and 1445 mm in height, while the ground clearance and wheelbase are 134 mm and 2850 mm respectively. Whereas the front and rear wheel tracks are 1633mm and 1640 mm.

Dimensions in mm. metrics:

Particularsin mm.
Length4904 mm
Width1859 mm
Height1445 mm
Wheelbase2850 mm
Ground Clearance134 mm
Front Wheel Track1633 mm
Rear Wheel Track1640 mm
Kia K5 Dimensions in mm.

Dimensions in inch. metric:

Particularsin inch.
Length193.1 in.
Width73.2 in.
Height56.9 in.
Wheelbase112.2 in.
Ground Clearance5.3 in.
Front Wheel Track64.3 in.
Rear Wheel Track64.6 in.
Kia K5 Dimensions in inch.

Some Key Features:

  • Powerful 2.5L Turbocharged Engine
  • 290 bhp of max power (optional)
  • 8-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission)
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 19-inch Gloss Black Finished Alloy Wheels
  • Sport Tuned Suspension (limited to GT only)
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Syntex Seat Trim
  • 10-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Three Drive Modes
  • AWD Optional (All-Wheel-Drive)
  • 10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment Display
  • Android Auto Apple CarPlay

Exterior and Styling

Kia K5 Price in India

What a futuristic and elegant design is? the Kia K5 defines it perfectly without saying a single word. The design and the exterior styling of the sedan are out of the box. The main focusing area of the car is its headlights, these lights are designed in such a way, no one can deny their beauty. The projectors are installed in the lights and the LED DRLs are styled zig-zag, the DRLs to work as a turn indicator and hazard lamp.

Kia’s signature tiger nose grille is placed at the center, while the lower part of the bumper has some matte black inserts and fog lamps on each side. The hood of the Kia K5 is sloping towards the front and has sharp cuts and edges that help in aerodynamics.

The side has humongous 19-inched gloss black alloy wheels in a five-spoke design with 245/40 R19 section Pirelli rubbers. The sharp cuts and edges can be seen in the entire car and similar to the hood, the roof line is sloping and the design resembles a fastback and Grand Tourismo (GT).

The chrome work is done on the exterior very well and it doesn’t look overdone, the placement of chrome on the window line, rear diffuser, exhaust tip, and alloy wheels are perfectly laid out. However, in some variants, we can also get a blacked-out exterior with all chrome parts finished in black colour.

The rear of the Kia K5 is neck to neck to the front, the LED tail lamps are connected with a LED strip light that glows and the top of the boot has a lip spoiler for better aerodynamics. Other than these, the bumper has black accents, reflectors, a sliver finished diffuser, and quad exhaust pipes.

Interior and Comfort

Kia K5 Interior

The excellent engineering we can also get to see in the interior as well, the layout of the dashboard is neatly designed with large chunky ac vents and a three-spoke steering wheel (D-cut for the GT trims). The center part of the dashboard is slightly angled towards the driver’s side, so there will be no need of taking the eyeballs off the road.

The center console is wide, thanks to the wider width of 1859mm. Just below the AC vents, the climate control display and switch are placed for some nicknack options. On the center console area, two cup holders are offered with a premium silver finish, the gearbox lever is inspired by the aircraft and the armrest is enough wide and adjustable to and forth.

A new kind of gear selector knob we got to see in the upcoming Kia Seltos Facelift, could come in the K5 as well.

The soft leather is used in the top part of the dashboard, door lining, and door armrest area, while the lower part is the regular hard plastic. Just below the ac vents and infotainment display, a wooden insert is fitted that makes the cabin experience more premium and upmarket.

The Kia K5 is packed with well-cushioned fabric and leatherette seats with heated and ventilation options (limited to front seats). The driver seats have an 8-way electronic adjustment and the rear seats have a center armrest with two cup holders. The depth and holding of the seats are quite good, while the side bolsters and the under-thigh support is adequate too, which helps hold on to the position while the sharp corners.

Having a big panoramic sunroof and a small glass b/w the C and D pillar makes the car airy and more breathable. Seating quantity is preferable to be 4 adults and 1 child, however for short journeys, 5 adults can also adjust but have to struggle for the shoulder roof. In AWD trims center person will never be comfortable, due to the center tunnel.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Kia K5 features a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display with the connectivity of android auto, apple car play, navigation, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The display also connects with the Kia smartphone app and from there a ton of things can be used and you can ride with ease.

Connectivity options include- wireless android auto, wireless apple car play, Bluetooth connectivity, and voice recognition. The sound output of the infotainment display delivers from a 6-Speakers BOSE sound system and the voice quality is surely above the market standards.

From the Kia smartphone app, such things can be used- ignition on/off, ac on/off controls, door lock/unlock, and sunroof close/open. These features do add value to the customer, especially the ac control, which helps cool the car temperature before you enter the car.

Features

Kia K5 Headlights

Starting with the exterior, the multi-reflector LED headlights with high beam assist, LED DRLs with turn indicator signals, auto headlight control, variable intermittent windshield wipers, turn indicator on ORVMs, door handles illumination, heated and powered ORVMs, sound-absorbing windshield glass, powered tailgate, and machine cut chrome 19-inch alloy wheels.

While the interior features- a versatile 8.0-10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display (depends on trim), wireless connectivity of android auto, and apple car play, navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth/Wireless connectivity, voice recognition, steering mounted controls, dual-zone climate control ac, a 4.2-inch driver’s MID, smart key, push start/stop and keyless go.

A more detailed list is added at the bottom of the article. Do check out.

Engine, Transmission, and Power

Kia K5 Performance

Powering the Kia K5 are two engines, a 1.6-liter, turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine, and a 2.5-liter, turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine. The powerful motor is added this year in the GT-Line trims and With the addition of this engine, now the buyers can opt for the AWD powertrain, isn’t it awesome?

The performance from the motors are 180 bhp @ 5,500 rpm and 264 Nm @ 1,500-4,000 rpm for the 1.6L motor. While the 2.5L motor produces 290 bhp @ 5,500 rpm and 421 Nm @ 1,650-4,500 rpm. The transmission options will be a 6-Speed automatic and 8-Speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

The performance and ride quality of the K5 are commendable and its class-leading wide tracks make the car more controllable and the 19-inch Pirelli rubbers add value to this. The best-in-class torque output with a combination of 8-DCT transmission power all the wheels and the shift from the gearbox are buttery smooth and precise.

With the addition of the All-Wheel-Drive version, the K5 becomes way more capable in the snow and the powertrain works by activity distributing the torque between the front and rear axles. Which leads to better traction and control on slippery roads.

The Kia K5 top speed for the powerful 2.5L engine is limited to 249 km/h and 180 km/h for the 1.6L engine. Whereas 0-60 mph and 0-100 kmph/mph can be done in 7.8 seconds and 8.3/20.9 seconds.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

Kia K5 Safety Features

Kia K5 comes packed with smart safety and driver assistance features and the list starts with:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist Technology
  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop and Go
  • Highway Driving Assist (Cruiser Control Feature)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist-Rear
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Surround View Mirror

These safety and driver assistance features make the sedan an intelligent car, that can sense danger and can act according to that. However, these features work passively and not actively for safety reasons. But works well.

Mileage, Range, and Fuel Tank Capacity

The Kia K5/Kia Optima is offered with two powertrain and two transmission options and the fuel efficiency of all the trims is different from others. The lowest mileage trim of the Kia K5 in all-over driving conditions is the DCT FWD, which delivers a combined (City+Highway) mileage of 32 mpg/11.05 kmpl mileage. Whereas, other trim’s mileage is mentioned in the below table. Have a look;

Mileage in KMPL (KiloMeter Per Liter)

Driving ConditionsFWDDCT FWDAT AWD
City11.48 km/l10.2 km/l11.05 km/l
Highway15.73 km/l11.9 km/l14.45 km/l
Combined13.60 km/l11.05 km/l12.75 km/l
Kia K5 or Kia Optima Mileage in KMPL.

Mileage in MPG (Miles Per Gallon)

Driving ConditionsFWDDCT FWDAT AWD
City27 mpg24 mpg26 mpg
Highway37 mpg28 mpg34 mpg
Combined32 mpg26 mpg30 mpg
Kia K5 or Kia Optima Mileage in MPG.

The fuel tank capacity of K5/Optima is 56 liters/14.8 gallons and the range band is 644-778 kilometers/384-473 miles. It completely depends on the road condition and the driving behavior. If someone drives it with a light foot that it can even deliver 14.15 kmpl of mileages.

Warranty

Kia offers the industry-leading 10-year/100,000 miles warranty program. This warranty covers the faulty and malfunctioning parts, and the wear-n-tear is not included in the warranty. Apart from this, Kia also offers the first 1-2 services free of labor charges and the service schedule is 1 year or 15-000 kilometers, whichever is earlier.

FAQs

How much will the Kia K5 cost?

The Kia K5 price in India will cost Rs 19.91-24.99 lakh, ex-showroom.

Is the Kia K5 a fast car?

The Powerful 2.5-liter, turbocharged engine can run at 249 km/h. Which makes the Kia K5 a fast car.

Is the Kia K5 a sports car?

The Kia K5 is a fastback-type sedan car and from the exterior, it somehow looks like a sports car.

Which Kia K5 is fully loaded?

The GT-Line FWD trim is the most fully loaded and costly trim in the lineup.

Is Kia K5 worth buying?

The sixth generation Kia K5 does express its character with its sharp and sporty design and the number of features and power makes it a worth buying car.

Detailed Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine Type2.5L, Turbocharged, 4-Cylinder
Engine Displacement2,498 cc
Engine Valve TrainDouble Overhead Camshafts (DOHC)
Engine Valves4-Valves per cylinder
Engine Valve GearContinuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD)
Engine Compression Ratio10.5:1
Engine Fuel Delivery SystemGasoline Direct Injection and Multiport Injection
Engine Horsepower290 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
Engine Torque421 Nm @ 1,650-4,500 rpm
Transmission8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Drive ModesEco, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+

Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy11.48 kmpl
City10.9 kmpl
Highway14.2 kmpl
Combined12.46 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity56 Liters

Body and Chassis

PowertrainFWD
Body ConstructionSteel Unibody
Steering TypeElectric, Column-Mounted Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS)
Front SuspensionMacPherson Struts, Stabilizer Bar
Rear SuspensionIndependent, Multi-Link, Stabilizer Bar
Steering Wheel Range (Lock-to-Lock)2.6 turns
Turning Radius10.9 mtr
Front BrakesVentilated Disc w/ ABS
Rear BrakesVentilated Disc w/ ABS
Front Brakes Diameter12-inch
Rear Brakes Diameter11.2-inch
Electronic Parking w/ Auto HoldYes

Safety

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist w/ Pedestrian DetectionYes
Driver Attention Warning w/ Leading Vehicle Departure AlertYes
Lane Keeping AssistYes
Lane Following AssistYes
Rear View MonitorYes
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance AssistYes
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance AssistYes
Rear Occupant AlertYes
Safe Exit AssistYes
SRS Airbags9

Airbags Position

Dual FrontYes
Dual Front SideYes
Dual RearYes
Full Length Both Side CurtainYes
Driver’s KneeYes

Exterior

Front GrilleHyper Silver
Door Handles Body ColouredYes
Door Handles IlluminatedYes
Side View Mirrors Body ColouredYes
Heated & Power-Adjustable Side View MirrorsYes
Power Tail GateYes
Solar Control GlassYes
Sound-Absorbing Windshield GlassYes
Multi Reflector HeadlightsYes
Auto Headlight ControlYes
High Beam AssistYes
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)Yes
Tail LightsYes
Variable Intermittent Windshield WipersYes
Alloy Wheels16-inch
Tyre Size205/65R16
Spare TyreSpace Saver

Interior

Multi-Information Display4.2-inch
Infotainment Display8.0-10.25-inch
Apple CarPlayYes
Android AutoYes
Bluetooth/Wireless ConnectivityYes
Voice RecognitionYes
Audio System6-Speaker
Steering Mounted ControlAudio, Calls, and Cruise Control
Front Power OutletsUSB and 12 V
Rear Power OutletsUSB Only
Steering Wheel AdjustmentsTilt and Telescopic
Power Door LocksYes
Power Window w/ One Touch Auto Up/DownDriver Side Only
Power WindowAll Four
Smart KeyYes
Push Start Stop ButtonYes
Remote StartYes
Automatic Climate ControlYes
Dual-Zone Climate ControlYes
Three Zone Climate ControlNo
Front Arm RestYes
Rear Arm RestYes
Rear Arm Rest Cup HoldersYes
Front Door Bottle HoldersYes
Rear Door Bottle HoldersYes
Day/Night Rear View MirrorYes
Automatic Day/Night Rear View MirrorYes
Driver Side Vanity MirrorYes
Passenger Side Vanity MirrorYes
Leather SeatsNo
Fabric SeatsYes
Adjustable Driver SeatYes
Electrically Adjustable Driver SeatNo
Adjustable Passenger SeatYes
Electrically Adjustable Passenger SeatNo
60:40 Rear Seat SplitYes
Bench Folding Rear SeatNo
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYes

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