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Kia’s Killer New Sedan with Flash and Sprint

by Mark Fulmer
The Auto Channel

Flash. Trying prefer it simply completed a blazing chase scene in a sci-fi thriller, the Kia K5 swaggers onto the sedan scene with a clear distinctive design and a sports activities car-ish low profile.


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The GT-Line’s inside has an upscale design often discovered on vehicles twice the worth. The seats are upholstered in breathable supplies which might be each snug and supportive. The middle console consists of wi-fi charging in a vertically-mounted charger which retains your itchy fingers off your cellphone itself. In any case, with Apple Automobile Play and Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity, there is no such thing as a must get tickets or trigger accidents by dealing with your sensible telephone. A pleasant little sfx (sound results) addition is environmental audio. You may choose rain, forest, ocean, fire, or cafe sound recordsdata as a choice from all of the miryad music and speak channels to let your individual creativeness and reminiscences wander.


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The second row seats are equally snug with out cramping legroom or head room. Though it’s authorized to have three passengers again there, the one within the center must be younger, or skinny, or cuddley.


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The trunk shocked me. And jogged my memory of the primary time I went spelunking. The trunk hasn’t plenty of peak, nevertheless it does have a powerful depth to its 16 cubic toes when the rear seatbacks are flattened.


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Sprint. Powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that creates 180 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, the K5 has an eight-speed computerized transmission with a manual-shift mode. It performs like a luxurious sport sedan and simply handles all forms of roads. However driving a automotive that appears this fast, I discovered myself setting the driving mode to SPORT+ and having fun with its responsiveness, precision and agility. Freeway driving was relaxed because of its agency grip on the highway and understanding that the turbo increase was prepared when wanted.


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Security options on the GT-Line embrace rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance help, ahead collision warning and computerized emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping and lane-following help, blind-spot collision avoidance help, and main automobile departure alert.


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It’s an understatement to say there’s a great deal of buzz concerning the K5. It’s properly deserved for the flashy new K5.


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