Kia has revealed an updated version of the K5 mid-size sedan in Korea.
The front and rear ends are restyled, and the interior receives new features including a rotary shifter and a digital gauge cluster.
We expect to see the refreshed K5 arrive in the U.S. for the 2025 model year.
Kia is sharpening the looks of its K5 mid-size sedan for the upcoming model year if this updated Korea-market version is any indication. The facelifted 2025 Kia K5 adopts new headlights and taillights, plus a heavily revised interior, and will likely reach the U.S. market within the next few months.
The restyled front end incorporates more prominent daytime running lights with an interesting zig-zag pattern, while the taillights are larger than before and feature LED accent lights that extend downward into the fenders. We can also spot cool-looking new wheel designs and a possible blackout styling package shown in some of the images.
Changes to the interior appear significant as well, with a new digital gauge cluster now integrated in a single panel with a larger central infotainment screen. There are also new touch controls for climate and navigation functions, and a rotary shifter on the center console that appears to free up more storage space. The steering wheel is new and there appears to now be a brown leather upholstery option.
We're not expecting any significant changes to the K5's available turbocharged four-cylinder engines, as the related 2024 Hyundai Sonata sedan features a mostly carryover powertrain lineup. The turbo 1.6-liter four in the base models should still be available with either front- or all-wheel drive, while the more powerful 2.5T engine in the K5 GT is likely to offer the same 291 horsepower as before.
Look for more specific U.S. information on the 2025 K5 to come soon as we find out which of these changes will be making their way stateside.
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