2015 Kia K900 Teased Ahead Of L.A. Debut

Kia confirmed today that it will introduce its new luxury flagship, the 2015 Kia K900, at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show in November. The car is based on the Korean-market Kia K9, and was previously believed to be called the Quoris.

Kia has not released much information on the 2015 K900 other than the above preview image. The company confirmed the rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan will offer both V-6 and V-8 engines, and Kia says the K900 will "take value to new levels of sophistication." Design-wise, the K900 picks up cues seen in the front-wheel-drive Kia Cadenza sedan, including sharp creases, plentiful chrome, shiny multispoke wheels, and swept-back headlights that extend onto the front fenders.

Based on what Kia has so far revealed so far, expect the K900 sedan to have features like a 12.3-inch color touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, and a 360-degree camera system. The car will have a full-color head-up display, as well as BMW iDrive-like infotainment control knobs for both front and rear passengers. Reports indicate that the Kia K900 will share its engines with the Hyundai Genesis, meaning a 3.8-liter V-6 and a 5.0-liter V-8.

One report suggests Kia plans to only sell 5000 K900 sedans in the U.S. next year as awareness of the model builds. In 2012, Hyundai sold 33,973 units of the Genesis luxury sedan in the U.S.

After making its official debut next month at the Los Angeles auto show, the 2015 Kia K900 will go on sale in 2014.

The overseas-market Kia Quoris is pictured below.

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This car bears more than just a passing resemblance to the current BMW 7 Series. That's not a bad thing and I might go as far to say the interior looks better than the tired old design in the BMW. This also looks better inside and out than the Equus. Kia just needs a version of the Genesis sedan now. 

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