Kia Motors has previewed its flagship luxury sedan, the K900, ahead of its world debut later this year.
The second-generation model boasts sophisticated exterior design, effortless performance, and a spacious cabin finished in luxurious materials and elegant styling.
Kia also claims, “new technologies” are present to protect occupants, enhance interior comfort and give the driver greater confidence at the wheel.
The K900 (in the U.S.A and Canada) is also known as the K9 in its home market of Korea. The K900 is the flagship sedan which sits above the Kia K7/Cadenza in selected markets. The K900 is also on par with sister-company Hyundai’s G80 model, officially marketed under the Genesis luxury sub-brand.
The first-generation Kia K900 has been on sale in the U.S. market since 2014
The Kia K900, like the Genesis G80, is offered in the U.S.A with a 3.8-litre direct-injected V6 that develops 311 hp or a 5.0-litre V8 which outputs 420 hp. The Genesis G80 and Kia K900 likewise, are fitted with 8-speed automatic transmissions in both the V6 and V8 variants.
In the U.S. market, the Kia K900 goes up against well-established rivals such as the Lexus GS, Acura RLX, and BMW 5 Series.
Created through joint efforts by Kia’s designers in Korea and in the U.S., the new K900 will be manufactured at the company’s production facility in Korea. The new flagship sedan is expected go on sale in selected markets from the second quarter of 2018.