2021 Kia Optima K5 Preview: What We Know

June 5th, 2020 by

Blue 2021 Kia Optima parked

As the fifth-generation of Kia’s popular mid-size sedan, the 2021 Kia Optima is getting a full redesign, with a stylish overhaul that’s ready to wow Marion drivers.

While still unconfirmed, the all-new Optima may hit the US market as the K5, but no matter which name Kia lands on, Kia of Muncie is excited for this impressive redesign. Let’s explore what we know about the 2021 Kia Optima.

2021 Kia Optima: What’s New

The most striking difference of the 2021 Kia Optima is its look, receiving a total upscale makeover inside and out. The sporty, swept-back body evokes an elevated sense of luxury, making a bold stance in the Kia lineup. This evocative new look is sure to turn heads, with fastback profile highlighted by chrome accents and character to spare.

Inside the cabin, Fishers drivers will be greeted by rich-looking materials and a simplified, modern layout. The 10.3-inch touchscreen eliminates several nobs and dials for a clean, refined look, and projects a beautiful display that transforms during different drive modes.

The 2021 Kia Optima may also be called the 2021 Kia K5 instead; we’ll have to wait and see what Kia ultimately decides.

2021 Kia Optima: Engine Specs and Features

While details are subject to change, we expect to see some of the following specs and features on the 2021 Kia Optima.

Two Kia Optima engine options:

  • Turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four at 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque
  • Turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four at 290 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque

Additional Kia Optima features:

  • First-time-ever AWD
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster
  • Head-up display
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Air purification system

In the mean time, you can explore our current Kia Optima inventory or even take a look at our used Kia Optima inventory right here at Kia of Muncie.

Find the Optima at Kia of Muncie

While the 2021 Optima K5 isn’t expected to hit until the second half of 2020, Kia of Muncie is already anticipating a phenomenal response to this sophisticated sedan. Compare the K5 vs. Honda Accord to see how the upcoming vehicle will square off against the competition. We’re proud to offer the current 2020 Optima as well, in addition to the entire exciting Kia lineup. To learn more about the Optima, contact us today!

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