Kia Motors unveils its flagship luxury model, the K900, at the New York Auto Show
Kia K900 2019 unveiled
Kia Motors unveiled the new model of the K900 at the 2018 new york auto show. Though there are only a few Kia cars in the global segment of luxury cars, the outgoing model of the K900 stands to be very popular with luxury car buyers in the Korean market. Kia promises the new gen K900 to be very different from the outgoing model which is on sale presently with a plethora of new features on the interior and a more prominent and dignified exterior styling.
The exterior design of the K900 is inspired by Kia’s design concept ‘Gravity of Prestige’. Features like remote start and HVAC control make it the most technologically advanced Kia ever to be produced. The K900 also features ambient lighting and mood-lighting system, each with its own message and meaning inspired by nature, designed by Pantone colour Institute.
New 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine
The Kia K900 is powered by a new 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6, unlike the old model’s naturally aspirated V6 and V8 engines. This engine makes 365bhp and 494Nm of torque, and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The automaker claims a 0 to 100 kmph run in under six seconds, and a top speed of 240 kmph. Where the old K900 was available with rear-wheel drive, the 2019 model will feature an all-wheel-drive system.
“The all-new 2019 K900 is much more than a generational redesign, as it takes on a whole new look, feel and character over its predecessor. Only its name – K900 – is carried over, Our designers and engineers have done an extraordinary job of reimagining the K900 to fully meet the needs and desires of consumers shopping in the luxury sedan segment with the promise of a tremendous value proposition that only Kia can deliver. The all-new K900 is a push into new territory and serves as further evidence this brand is moving in a forward direction.” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning, KMA.
The Kia K900 will go on sale in the US by the end of this year and the prices will be positioned close to the outgoing model.
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