2021 FORTE

Changes to the 2021 Forte are features that were once optional equipment, but are now standard equipment. The GT Premium Line package adds available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Other changes include:

  • Premium Navigation with modem, Harman Kardon premium audio, power sunroof and wireless charging are standard on EX trim.
  • Blind-spot Collison Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) are standard on GT Turbo with automatic dual-clutch transmission. GT MT and GT with GT2 package already includes BCW and RCCW.
  • Manual transmission GT models get standard Michelin Pilot Sport Summer tires.

And for the 2021 model year, Forte EX will come with UVO link available through the Kia Owner’s app. Highlighted features include:

  • Connected Routing to provide real-time and historic data for optimal routing.
  • Engine Idle Notification, which enables the user pre-set a duration of time to be notified if the engine is left idling, after which the user will receive a push notification.
  • 911 Connect & Roadside Assistance, which will automatically attempt to call 911 if your airbags deploy — or for non-emergencies, it can connect with 24/7 roadside assistance.
  • Remote Climate Control, which enables the user to pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin prior to driving the vehicle.

2021 SEDONA

  • 2021 Sedona is a carryover model with no feature or spec changes. The “L” and the Venetian Red color trims have been deleted from the Sedona line-up while the Camel Beige interior color has been deleted from the “LX” trim.

2021 TELLURIDE

All Trims

  • 7 PIN trailer harness (upgraded from 4 PIN)
  • Remote engine start “ON” button on the remote key fob

 EX

  • Nightfall Edition appearance package available on AWD with EX Premium package
  • LED headlamps are now included in the EX Premium Package
  • Black Copper now available as an exterior color

 S

  • Black Copper now available as an exterior color

 SX

  • Nightfall Edition appearance package available on AWD and SX Prestige package
  • Sangria now available as an exterior color (with Black or Gray leather)

2021 SOUL

All variants

  • Standard Rear Occupant Alert (door logic type)

X-Line and GT-Line

  • New shock valves for improved ride

EX and Turbo

  • Key fob includes integrated remote start
    • Remote start is also still included in the UVO telematics system

Turbo

  • Revised badging on grille, steering wheel and lift gate

2021 SPORTAGE

S – Nightfall Edition and Nightfall Edition Premium

  • Replaces last year’s S Sunroof and Premium Package variants
  • Piano black trim pieces on front bumper, side sills, front and rear skid plates and fog lights
  • Unique 18-inch alloy wheels with blacked-out center caps
  • Exclusive Sportage badging across rear lift gate

LX, EX, SX Turbo

  • Carryover

All 21MY Stinger

  • Carryover from 20MY
  • Add red interior to V6 Panthera Gray models

2020 Forte

EX:

  • EX Special Edition package (late availability)
    • Gloss black rear decklid spoiler
    • Harman/Kardon premium audio system
    • Power sunroof with overhead LED front and rear reading lamps
    • Two-tone red SOFINO seat trim
    • Voice command navigation with modem
    • Wireless charging

GT Line:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Gloss black sport trim accents
    • Heated outside mirrors with LED turn signals
    • Rear decklid spoiler
    • Front grille with red accents
    • Sport side sills
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Flat bottom steering wheel with white contrast stitching
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)

GT:

  • 1.6T I4 engine
  • 7-speed DCT
  • Sport-tuned multi-link rear suspension
  • Sport-tuned dual exhaust
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • LED headlights with auto-leveling and High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Flat bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters (on DCT only) and red contrast stitching

 


2020 NIRO

  • New front end styling with redesigned radiator grille, bumper/fascia, and restyled headlamps to appear more robust, sculpted, and upscale.
  • Roof rack rails now standard.
  • Redesigned 16-inch and 18-inch wheels (available).
  • New, chiseled rear bumper design, lower bumper trim, and restyled tail lights.
  • Touring Special Edition is a new trim that includes navigation with a new 10.25-inch touchscreen display, leather interior, LED headlamps, black roof rails and choice of either new, unique Solar Orange or Horizon Blue paint with matching interior accents.
  • Inside, a new instrument panel with new audio displays, for a more streamlined contemporary look, incorporating a re-styled 7-inch instrument cluster with improved drive mode graphics, and 8-inch standard touchscreen display, or optional 10.25-inch screen with navigation.
  • New Synthetic leather seat upholstery now available.

2020 NIRO EV

  • Restyled headlights with darker buckets, and there are metallic details flanking the bulbs
  • Rear LED combination lights have more technological appeal than previous.
  • Entry-level EX trim adds a new 8-inch screen
  • Premium EX trim now includes a 10.25-inch screen.

2020 NIRO PHEV

  • New front end styling with redesigned radiator grille, bumper/fascia, and restyled headlamps to appear more robust, sculpted, and upscale.
  • Roof rack rails now standard.
  • Redesigned 16-inch wheels.
  • New, chiseled rear bumper design, lower bumper trim, and restyled tail lights.
  • New Solar Orange and Horizon Blue exterior colors.
  • Inside, a new instrument panel with new audio displays, for a more streamlined contemporary look, incorporating a re-styled 7-inch instrument cluster with improved drive mode graphics, and 8-inch standard touchscreen display, or optional 10.25-inch screen with navigation.
  • New Synthetic leather seat upholstery now available.

Optima Hybrid EX

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 8-inch. rear-view monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance
  • UVO link (embedded modem) with 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and remote services including remote door lock/unlock, remote climate, remote start, and vehicle alarm notification
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Wireless charging
  • Standard Kia Drive Wise technology includes:
    • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Ped (FCA-Ped)
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)/Lane Keeping Assist-Line (LKA-L)
    • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go (SCC)
    • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • New features included in the available Technology Package:
    • Ambient lighting w/ variable colors
    • LED fog lights
    • UVO link w/ navigation (AVN5.0)

Optima PHEV EX

  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Standard Kia Drive Wise technology includes:
    • Forward Collision Warning
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
    • Lane Departure Warning/Lane Keeping Assist
    • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go
    • Driver Attention Warning
  • New features included in the available Technology Package:
    • Ambient lighting with variable colors
    • LED fog lights

2020 K900

All trims – V6 Luxury, VIP Package

  • Standard Highway Driving Assist
  • Surround View Monitor image enhancement
  • Repositioned AWD badging from front fenders to rear deck lid
  • Lakestone exterior paint no longer offered
  • Silky Silver exterior paint added

 


2020 OPTIMA

  • On Optima LX and S trims, Forward Collision-Avoidance-Assist enhanced to include Pedestrian Detection.
  • Wireless smart phone charging is standard on EX and SX trims.
  • The LX packages and SX Limited package have been discontinued.
  • EX Premium is now a separate trim rather than an option package.

2020 Rio

  • All-new Gamma 2 1.6L MPI engine replaces the Gamma 1.6L GDI engine
  • All-new iVT transmission replaces the six-speed automatic
  • MPG increases:
    • City 28 -> 33
    • Hwy 37 -> 41          
    • Combined 32 -> 36

2020 Rio 5-Door

  • All-new Gamma 2 1.6L MPI engine replaces the Gamma 1.6L GDI engine
  • All-new iVT transmission replaces the six-speed automatic
  • MPG increases:
    • City 28 -> 33
    • Hwy 37 -> 41          
    • Combined 32 -> 36

2020 SEDONA

  • 2020 Sedona is a carryover model with no feature or spec changes.

 


2020 SORENTO

  • Front and rear bumpers, headlamps, fog lamps and taillights are updated to appear more sculpted and upscale.
  • EX is now a separate trim rather than an option package.
  • The V6 trim lineup has been simplified to include new S trim, featuring the 2019 LX Convenience Package content, including 19-inch black alloy wheels and black roof rails, along with standard push button start and Forward Collision Avoidance assist (FCA).  
  • Last year’s EX Sport trim returns as the EX, featuring a panoramic sunroof, 19-inch black alloy wheels and enhanced ADAS with Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance systems.
  • The SX tops the lineup with standard Surround View Monitor, power folding mirrors and an updated navigation audio unit with embedded modem connectivity.

What’s New – 2020 Stinger

All 20MY Stinger

  • Rear Stinger badge relocated to center, replacing the Kia badge (running change from May 2019)

Stinger GT-Line (formerly base Stinger 2.0L):

  • GT Design features added:
    • GT 18-inch alloy wheels with P225/45R18 tires
    • Exclusive GT grille
    • Black chrome exterior design elements
    • Unique front and rear bumper shape with side accents
    • D-shaped steering wheel
    • GT-Line embossed in front seat headrest and black headliner
    • Metal sport pedals
  • Wireless charger

Stinger GT-Line Sun & Sound (formerly Stinger 2.0L Sun & Sound):

  • Navigation system with 8-inch touchscreen color display
  • Sunroof
  • Harman/Kardon premium audio system
  • 8-way power passenger seat

Stinger GT

  • Wireless charger

Stinger GT/GT1/GT2 (AWD):

  • 19-inch Michelin all-season tires will replace the standard 19-inch summer tire (18-inch all-season tire option no longer available)