The 2021 K5 is an inch wider, 2.0 inches longer, and 0.8 inch lower than its predecessor. Kia claims its 112.2-inch wheelbase is the longest in the segment. Kia Optima Might Not Be Called Kia Optima Anymore 2021 Kia Optima Shows Its Sleek Body In Fully Revealing Images The new K5 goes on sale in many of the company’s markets in the first half of 2020. The New 2021 Kia Optima is a Great-Looking Sedan The fifth generation of Kia’s mid-size sedan gets a complete and stylish overhaul that’s helped transform its maker to new heights. By Eric Stafford The 2021 Kia Optima is the automaker’s mid-size sedan that not only starts a new look but also a new identity. Learn more about the 2021 Kia Optima with The Car Connection review. 2021 Kia Optima offers a fresh face 24 Photos While Kia has long remained a holdout in the trend of ditching physical switchgear, the automaker has finally made some moves in this direction on the Perhaps the most exciting news about the 2021 Kia Optima is that it will likely join Kia’s GT range, which currently includes the Kia Forte GT, Kia Soul GT and Kia Stinger GT. A turbocharged 2.5-liter engine is slated for a late-2020 release. This engine will get 290 horsepower (WHAT?!) and 310 lb-ft. of torque. .
The 2021 K5 is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor as the model measures 193.1 inches (4,905 mm) long, 73.2 inches (1,860 mm) wide and 56.9 inches (1,445 mm) tall. Inside, the 2021 Kia Optima continues today’s trend of cleanliness, as the dash boasts a tidy look with very few buttons and knobs cluttering it up. It also features plenty of horizontal lines to visually widen the space, a flat-bottom steering wheel for added sportiness, and a rotary shift knob to enhance its spaciousness. Compared to the outgoing model, the 2021 Kia Optima is 2.0 inches longer and its roofline is 0.9 inch lower. Width stays the same as the vehicle it replaces, but its wheelbase has grown by 1.8 The 2021 Optima isn’t expected to go on sale in the U.S. until the second half of 2020. Kia also hasn’t said how much the car will cost or elaborated on what trim levels will be available when it .