The all-new flagship luxury vehicle of the Korean automaker Kia, the K9 has been marketed in Kia; the automaker has introduced a completely new class of international automotive market. The Kia K9 is a stunning vehicle with rear wheel drive system and will be introduced in numerous key markets; however not in United Kingdom. With the wheelbase of 3045mm and overall length of 5090mm, the K9 provides generous rear and front passenger space. Overall height and width are 1490 mm and 1900 mm respectively that prices a voluptuous cabin environment. Originally, it will be offered in quite a few overseas markets propelled by a Lambda MPI 3.8 liter V6 powerplant generating 290PS of power, along with a GDI 3.8 liter engine, producing 334PS of power joining the international powerplant lineup in 2013.
The all-new Kia K9 will be equipped with plenty of luxury and safety features; these include LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System), all-LED completely adaptive headlights, a Lexicon 17-speaker premium surround sound audio system by Harman, radar based BSD (Blind Spot Detection), an AVM (Around View Monitor) with 4 cameras and SCC (Smart Cruise Control). All K9 models feature the company’s automatic 8-speed gearbox. The wide spread of gear ratios guarantees high speed refinement and brisk acceleration, whereas SBW (shift-by-wire) technology with joystick control offers smooth, fast gear changes.
Mr. Peter Schreyer Chief Design Officer at Kia stated that the all-new K9 is all about balanced proportions, simple surfaces and elegant simplicity. The prestige distance, the best in class long wheelbase, sharply upright short overhangs, a long sweeping shoulder line and large wheels all work together in harmony for providing the K9 a confident stance and an athletic, sporty proportion typical of premium full size rear wheel drive vehicle. It’s a clear signal of the automaker’s determination and intention to full head-to-head with European luxury marques.