04 Jun 2021: 2022 Kia K5, with new badging, launched in the US
South Korean automaker Kia Motors has launched its 2022 K5 sedan in the US.As for the highlights, the car has a refreshed look and is offered with a choice of two engines linked to an 8-speed AMT gearbox.It also gets a GT-Line AWD Premium package, which adds equipment such as a panoramic sunroof and a heated steering wheel.Here are more details.
Exteriors: The car has a blacked-out radiator grille
The 2022 Kia K5 has a sloping roofline, a muscular bonnet bearing the brand's new logo, a blacked-out radiator grille, LED projector headlights, and a wide air dam. It is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, sharp body lines, and designer wheels. A single wrap-around taillight and quad exhaust tips are available on the rear end of the vehicle.
Fact: There are two engines on offer
The 2022 Kia K5 is offered with a 1.6-liter turbo engine that makes 180hp/264Nm and a 2.5-liter turbo mill that generates 290hp/422Nm. The motors are linked to an 8-speed AMT gearbox and an optional all-wheel-drive system.
Interiors: The vehicle has a heated steering wheel, wireless chargers
Kia K5 comes with multiple wireless chargers, a surround-view monitor, and a standard navigation system. The GT-Line AWD Premium package also adds a heated steering wheel and a panoramic sunroof. The sedan packs a touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the safety front, multiple airbags, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control are available.
Fact: 2022 Kia K5: Pricing and availability
In the US, the 2022 Kia K5 carries a starting price-tag of $23,690 (roughly Rs. 17.3 lakh) for the base-end LX FWD model. No details regarding its availability in India are currently known.
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