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01-19-21 Tech Talk
~ Recorded Live from KOWS FM 92.5 ~
Tech Talk host Rick DeMeis revels in the quietude of the all-new 2021 Kia K5 that he’s enjoyed as his current ride-of-the-week. If the name sounds unfamiliar to the Kia lineup, take heart that it’s the bold replacement for the retiring Optima mid-size sedan.
In other automotive news, details emerge in the merger of two automaker giants to create the new 14-brand Dutch-based multinational Stellantis automotive company.
But wait… there’s more, including the weekly Musk Minute update, additional space news from NASA and Virgin Galactic, and several tech breakthroughs of interest.
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2021 Kia K5
photos courtesy of Kia Media
- Bold appearance incorporates Stinger design DNA
- All-new stronger, longer, wider and lower N3 platform
- Efficient All-Turbocharged Engine Lineup
- 180-hp, 1.6-liter Turbo 4-cyl. Engine w/ 195 lb.-ft. of Torque
Standard 8-speed Automatic Transmission
27 City / 37 Hwy / 31 Combined mpg
- Optional All-Wheel Drive
- Available 290-hp, 2.5-liter Turbo Engine w/ 311 lb.-ft. of Torque
8-speed “Wet” Dual-Clutch Transmission
24 City / 32 Hwy / 27 Combined mpg
- Assembled in West Point, Georgia
- Base MSRP ~ $23,590
- As Driven ~ $28,400 incl. destination charge
“Representing one of the biggest leaps forward between generations in recent automotive history, the K5 celebrates this bold new chapter in Kia’s story with an equally bold name to emphasize the mid-size sedan’s revolutionary design, all-new safety and performance enhanced “N3” platform, turbocharged engines, available all-wheel drive, and high-impact technology.” ~ Kia
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