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2021 Kia K5: Name change may be sub-Optima, but AWD and bold styling are great


This is the new face of Kia's midsize sedan. Meet the K5.

The 2021 Kia K5 is a full-stop redo for the Korean automaker's midsize sedan, new platform and everything. Although we've known what the K5 looks like since last December -- and even driven the sedan -- Kia on Tuesday revealed exactly what's in store for the car when it arrives in the US this summer.

First of all, yes, the Optima name is out, and the sedan takes on the same name it goes by in South Korea: K5. With the new name comes a whole ...


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