2021 KIA K5 GT USA

New Kia K5 2020-2021 GT US and K5 GT Line US. What is good to know.

  • Powerful and bold appearance incorporates Stinger design DNA while expanding Kia’s future design language.
  • All-new N3 platform is stronger while being longer, wider and lower.
  • New all-turbocharged engine lineup delivers improved efficiency and higher horsepower; including a new 2.5-liter that produces 290 horsepower and best-in-class available torque.
  • New standard 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • Segment exclusive available 8-speed “wet” dual-clutch transmission.
  • New all-wheel drive option available with 1.6T engine delivers peace of mind with improved stability and capability.
  • Proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia alongside the award-winning Telluride SUV.


Shark skin-inspired mesh design on front grille and dual chrome exhaust tip garnish (GT-Line, GT).
Signature “Heart Beat” daytime running lights and taillights with available LED “dashes” span the width of the rear deck lid.
Gloss black applique on rear glass enhances fastback shape while maintaining sedan functionality and cargo space.
Newly designed 16-, 18-, or 19-inch alloy wheels (18- and 19-inch wheels come with sporty Pirelli P-Zero tires).


Aircraft-type shift knob.
A mix of premium and sporty upholstery options including red. leatherette seating, satin chrome metallic and wood-like finishes on the dashboard and door panels, depending on trim.
Panoramic sunroof.
Flat-bottom, sport steering wheel (GT-Line, GT).

Kia’s exhilarating and efficient powertrain options unleash the spirit of the everyday driver, with a “turbocharged” lineup that includes a choice of two powerful engines. Kia engineers further pushed the envelope with an available eight-speed “wet” dual-clutch transmission for fast and precise gearshifts, plus an available all-wheel drive system for improved traction and capability.

More details include:

2.5-liter turbocharged GDI + MPI four-cylinder engine making 290 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with the new 8-speed “wet” Dual Clutch Transmission (GT) goes 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
A first for Kia, the in-house developed, 8-speed “wet” DCT helps K5 establish credentials as a sports sedan.
1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, managed by an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission (LX, LXS, GT-Line, EX).
Engine adopts Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) functionality. An industry first, this technology results in a performance boost and improvement in efficiency thanks to independent control of the valve duration.
Available all-wheel drive3 (AWD) with 1.6T engine provides all-weather capabilities and enhanced driving performance by actively distributing torque between the front and rear wheels, depending on road conditions and driving situations (LXS & GT-Line option). AWD will be available in late 2020 and offered only with 1.6T engine.
The K5’s all-wheel drive system is front-wheel drive based, which is a first for a Kia sedan.
Uses electro-hydraulic system to control AWD coupling for a quicker response and more precise control.
“Snow” drive mode4 enhances driver security and all-weather confidence. Normal, Smart, Sport, and Custom drive modes adjust settings for engine, transmission, AWD (when equipped) and steering mapping to provide the desired driving experience.
GT steps it up with Sport+ mode to enhance driving characteristics.

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