Kia Details Specs for the Upcoming 2025 K4 Sedan


kia details specs for the upcoming 2025 k4 sedan

Though some automakers have abandoned cars in favor of trucks and SUVs, Kia remains steadfastly committed to the format. It recently announced the upcoming 2025 K4, and today, Kia detailed specs for the car.

The K4 replaces the Forte in Kia’s lineup and slots into the catalog beneath the larger K5. It’s available with two powertrain choices, including the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque and the available turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder making 190 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The base engine comes paired with a continuously variable transmission, and the turbo mill has an eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard for all variants.

One of the most striking things about the K4 is its exterior styling, where Kia equips vertically oriented LED headlights and taillights. The door handles are hidden, and the exterior shape takes the K5’s sleek dimensions to a new level. The GT-Line trim adds gloss black exterior trim and 18-inch wheels. Kia said the car is the largest in its segment, at 185.4 inches long.

The K4 borrows interior tech elements from the EV9 SUV, including the Connected Car Navigation Cockpit system, which brings almost 30 inches of display and a fast processor. Kia also equips standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Two interior color schemes are available: Gray or slate green. The GT-Line trim gets a black and off-white interior.

Standard safety tech includes intelligent speed limit assist, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and more. Available features include blind spot monitoring, evasive steering assist, and Kia’s Highway Driving Assist system.

We don’t have pricing or a firm release date yet, but the automaker said the car will be available in the second half of 2024. Further details on the 2025 Kia K5 will come closer to its official release.

Ed. note — scuttlebutt from the NY show floor is that a five-door K5 is on the way. Look for more info in about a year.

[Image: Kia]

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