Nearly a decade after the 2011 Kia Optima paved the way for one of the auto industry’s most significant growth and achievement stories, Kia Motors America (KMA) is resetting expectations once again with the reveal of the all-new K5 mid-size sedan.

Next Level Technology
New wireless features minimize cord clutter and keep the cockpit clean, while a seamless infotainment display layout and voice command system help keep the driver’s eyes on the road. Some technology and convenience highlights to look out for include:

  • 8- or 10.25-inch high-resolution color touchscreen
    • Split-screen functionality and available satellite radio
    • Available 10.25-inch inch touchscreen adds:
      • Server-based available navigation system provides real-time traffic data
      • New multi-connection Bluetooth6 wireless connectivity that lets two phones connect simultaneously
      • UVO telematics with connected user profiles, allowing different drivers to create the environment they desire with the perfect seat position, outside mirror placement, and favorite radio stations
  • Bose Premium sound system, available with 12 high-performance speakers
    • Bose Centerpoint technology converts stereo sources into a richer surround-sound experience
    • Dynamic Speed Compensation analyzes the sound source and automatically adjusts it according to driving speed
  • Active Sound Design provides a dynamic auditory experience by enhancing the sound of engine acceleration and gear shifts according to the selected drive mode
  • A first for Kia, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto cuts the cord on charging cables, meaning drivers can enjoy being connected without being plugged in (wireless functionality not available on 10.25-inch navigation system)
  • Available wireless smartphone charging with drop-in design keeps smartphones at reach and secured inside the charging pad
    • Reduced charging time with increased charge rates
    • Added cooling fan
  • Available natural language voice recognition software recognizes a number commands including “turn on the A/C,” and “heat the steering wheel.”
  • Newly available Smart Key functions
    • Remote Engine Start and Climate pre-acclimatizes the cabin before passengers enter the vehicle. The standard dual-zone control system can automatically set cabin temperature to a comfortable 72 degrees from the Smart Key
    • With hands-free Smart Trunk, access to the rear conveniently pops open when the Smart Key is detected behind the vehicle
  • Standard Rear Occupant Alert: Designed to provide a message in the instrument cluster for the driver to “Check rear seats” in order to help prevent leaving the vehicle with a rear passenger left inside; the message appears when the driver door is opened after a rear passenger door has been opened and closed.
  • “Sound of Nature” ambient system creates a peaceful retreat inside K5 with six calming themes