We lately wrapped up testing a pair of 2021 Kia K5s, and the corporate has showcased their dynamic potential in a so-called “Triple Menace Stunt.”
Carried out earlier this week throughout a stay streaming occasion, the stunt options three totally different K5s and loads of construct up.
If you wish to skip to the motion, quick ahead to the 11:05 mark. From there, you possibly can see two K5s velocity in the direction of a ramp in reverse instructions. As that is occurring, a 3rd K5 makes a beeline for the area between the ramps. The 2 blue fashions efficiently make the soar because the third does a 180° slide beneath them.
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The stunt is fairly spectacular and it was carried out by Sean Graham, Jalil Jay and Brionna Lynch. They used modified K5s which have been outfitted with a roll cage and a stripped out inside.
That is simply the primary in a collection of stunts as the subsequent will characteristic the “first-ever flat spin 360°.” The stunts are a part of a multi-channel advertising marketing campaign that embraces Kia’s “Give It Every little thing” philosophy.
The marketing campaign will embrace print, digital, social and broadcast elements, and Kia Motors America’s director of promoting operations, Russell Wager, mentioned “The all-new K5 is a very new course for Kia and the midsize sedan class total, so we wanted a advertising marketing campaign that was as dynamic and motion packed because the car itself.”
The 2021 Kia K5 replaces the Optima and incorporates a daring new design, two turbocharged engines and an non-compulsory all-wheel drive system. The entry-level 1.6-liter four-cylinder produces 180 hp (134 kW / 183 PS) and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) of torque, whereas the K5 GT has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder pumping out 290 hp (216 kW / 294 PS) and 311 lb-ft (421 Nm) of torque. The latter engine is linked to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission which allows the automobile to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.eight seconds.
We’ll have much more to say concerning the K5 in our upcoming evaluation however, within the meantime, we’ll remind you the mannequin is presently on sale and pricing starts at $23,490 – excluding a vacation spot cost of $965.