KIA introduced the K5 for America

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KIA introduced the K5 for America

Korean automaker KIA has fully unveiled the large sedan K5 new generation. Official photos and details about the new product was posted on Wednesday, June 1. The main innovation was the transition to the new platform N3, which built sedan Hyundai Sonata new generation. Due to this increased size of the car – now they are 4905х1859х1445 mm, and the distance between the axes reaches 2 850 mm.

In KIA said that the main advantage of the new “truck” was the better handling that came to a whole new level. Externally, the car is a lot like an updated version for the market of South Korea – in front of a Central place is occupied by the grille, which is very organic looking headlights along with a Z-shape.

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However, there is the sedan and distinctive features – they are mainly for the interior. In particular, in the USA you can not obtain a digital dashboard, even for a fee, how it can be done in Korea. On the American car market, the car will receive a classic gearshift lever is rotatable washers and the updated block of climate control that uses washers selectro instead of keys.

The car’s interior received a finish of the quality materials used for the seats and Alcantara faux leather. Depending on the configuration, buyers will be able to count on the infotainment display screen, 8 or 10.25 in.

The new package of advanced safety systems already in the basic version – note the presence of emergency braking systems, warning of a frontal collision, the pedestrian recognition and control lanes. For an additional fee you can purchase the adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.

In the us market KIA K5 will be presented exclusively with turbo engines – the base will be a 1.6-liter engine with recoil 183 HP, which works in tandem with 8АКПП. Also for extra charge you can purchase polnoprivodnyj option. But the main novelty will be a version of the K5 GT with the new 2.5-liter turbo engine, which will make such a modification is most powerful for this model. Its maximum power reaches 294 HP, and it works in tandem with 8-band “robot”. Due to this combination achieves excellent dynamics, up to 97 km/h the car accelerates in 5.8 seconds.

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The production of new products will be manufactured at the plant in the United States. Version with front-wheel drive will go on sale before the end of summer, the modification of the GT will have to wait until the fall, and four-wheel-drive variants will make their debut toward the end of the year.

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