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2021 Kia K5 aims for optimum sport without Optima

The Optima is dead. Long live the K5.

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The Optima is dead. Long live the Kia K5. This here is the K5 GT, the performance-oriented model.

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Yes, the K5 is the next-generation Optima without the long-running name.

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The gray car seen here is the GT Line, which looks pretty sporty, but doesn't pack the GT's punch.

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It also has a pretty good-looking interior with these red seats.

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The K5 GT's interior looks business.

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It might seem like there should be a liftback, but the K5 sports a standard trunk.

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The GT Line, and all other non-GT trims, will get a 1.6-liter turbo-four engine.

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The K5 GT, however, sports a 2.5-liter turbo-four with 290 horsepower.

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All-wheel drive is also a big, new addition to Kia's midsize sedan.

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