Kia has upgraded the Kaliningrad-assembled K5 sedan

The Korean competitor Toyota Camry has distinguished itself with a new logo and equipment.

The Kia K5 business sedan is being assembled in Kaliningrad for a little over a year, but

If you choose more conservative shades, then the updated Kia K5 can be identified only by the logo — the oval label has given way to a flat one. The technique has not changed at all («aspirated» 2.0 MPI and 2.5 GDI are available in conjunction with a 6- and 8-speed «automatic», respectively), so the main changes are in the equipment.

From now on, Kia will no longer sell the simplest K5 with air conditioning and radio in Russia. The hitherto unpopular basic equipment Classic has acquired a multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen and a rear-view camera, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and dual-zone climate control has appeared. The starting price increased by 35 thousand rubles to 1,774,900 rubles, although it is more correct to compare with the July price tags, and in this case the price increase amounted to more weighty 75 thousand rubles.

By ordering the Comfort version, you will not have to pay extra for the electric heated windshield, a separate airflow zone and USB connectors for rear passengers, as well as 17-inch alloy wheels, but the price has increased to 1,879,900 rubles.

In the «medium» trim levels Luxe, Style and Prestige, the buyer can choose between different engines and transmissions. Starting with the Style version (from 2,094,900 rubles), heated rear seats, a top-end infotainment complex with a 10.25-inch touchscreen and support for Kia Connect services (factory kinematics, which allows you to drive a car from a smartphone), have appeared. The Prestige version (from 2,134,900 rubles) has a «premium» Bose audio system with 12 speakers, navigation, lumbar support and electric adjustment of the passenger seat.

A feature of the most expensive 2.5-liter Kia K5 with packages GT Line (from 2,429,900 rubles) and GT Line + (from 2,529,900 rubles) is a red leather interior. Compared with the autumn price tags, the spectacular interior did not lead to a rise in price, but three months ago the most equipped «five» cost 65 thousand rubles cheaper.

According to the results of nine months of 2021, Kia K5 is the leader in the Russian segment of business sedans — over 24 thousand cars have been sold. For comparison, for the entire 2020, Kia sold about 20 thousand Optima and K5 sedans, so the new model was warmly received in our country, and improved equipment, coupled with a moderate rise in price, will only spur demand.

Photos are taken from open sources.

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