Introducing the New 2025 Kia K4 Sport Sedan

March 27th, 2024 by


Alright, it’s finally here! After rumors and speculation about the Kia K4 model, followed by a teaser image of the K4 from the Kia Corp and a quick peek at the exterior and interior of the K4 before the New York International Show (NYIAS), we finally get a good look at the new 2025 Kia K4. Although the 2024 NYIAS isn’t open to the public before the 29, the press always gets in early so automakers can make their big, beautiful presentations of their new models without the peanut gallery whooping and hollering. Now let’s dive in and check out some serious specs.


There’s been a lot of speculation, but here it finally is. The standard powertrain is a 2.0-liter engine, able to generate 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, matched with an intelligently variable transmission (IVT). A 1.6-liter, turbocharged engine will be also available, able to generate 190 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. For sporty performance, the K4 GT-Line and GT-Line Turbo model feature a multi-link rear suspension.


We covered the preview of the exterior and interior style, so we’re not expecting anything to stand out that we don’t know. According to the new PR, there are some dimensions to note, such as the class-leading 38 inches of legroom and class-leading head room at 37.3 inches. The vertical headlamps that help form the new Tiger Face front fascia are LEDs, and the K4’s fastback proportions add to the sporty redefinition of what many believe is replacing the Forte. Of course, there will be a GT-Line added, featuring a unique front and rear fascia with gloss black accents, a satin chrome beltline, 18-inch alloy wheels with gloss black mirror caps, a new window trim and side sill. A GT-Line Turbo will also be added, featuring small cube LED projection headlights, LED fog lights, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

“The all-new K4 advances Kia’s commitment to deliver sporty sedans with advanced technology and elevated performance,” said Steven Center, COO and EVP, Kia America. “Succeeding in the compact segment means over delivering on the features that customers want, and the K4 is designed to exceed expectations.”


The interior is getting a lot of swagger. Kia wowed us with 24-inches of digital space with a 12-inch instrument cluster and 12-inch touchscreen, but the K4 is going to beat them both with the available multi-segment display cockpit that features nearly 30-inches of digital instrumentation. Kia Connected services are going to make a splash with the ultramodern Connected Car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) operating system with OTA capability, giving consumers a new way to interact with their Kia. An available Digital Key 2.0 with Ultra Wideband gives consumers a virtual key to unlock their vehicle, also capable on compatible Apple and Samsung smart devices that can be shared with friends and family via a text message. The “Hello Kia” virtual assistant returns as “Hey Kia: to gain voice-control access to functions if the Quick Controls available with a swipe on the screen aren’t enough. Like smart speakers, the Kia Assistant has also been designed to listen for follow-up questions and interact with the like having a normal conversation. Some of the available convenience features include heated and ventilated front seats, a wide sunroof, and a Harman Kardon premium audio system.


The K4 refines and expands the standard and available Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) suite. Standard features include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G), Forward Collision Avoidance 1.5 (FCA-1.5), Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Available on the GT-Line is Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA-BCA) and a Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM). Other options include a Surround-View Monitor (SVM), Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA-2), K4’s Evasive Steering Assist to mitigate collisions, and a Parking Distance Warning system designed for 360-degree capability when moving forward, side, and reverse to park the vehicle (PDW-F/S/R).

Looks great, eh? Set to be made available during the second half of 2024, be sure to follow us on Miami Lakes Automall social media to find out when you can buy a new Kia K4 at Miami Lakes Automall.

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