The 2015 Kia K900 is poised to rattle the rear-wheel drive luxury segment with an extensive list of standard equipment, world-class accommodations, and stunning designs.
2015 Kia K900: The Next Step for Kia Motors
Kia is celebrating 20 years in the U.S. market, and the all-new K900 is a culmination of the brand’s design and engineering accomplishments.
Powerful Engines for Rear-Wheel Drive:
The 2015 Kia K900 will be offered with two engine choices. The first is a 3.8L V6 that produces 311 horsepower, making it the most powerful V6 in Kia’s lineup.
The next engine is another breakthrough for the brand. Kia is offering a 5.0L V8, the first eight-cylinder in their sedan lineup. The 32 valve power source produces 420 horsepower.
The superiority of the K900 starts with the elegant exterior design that leaves an unmistakable impression. The car has a long 120 inch wheel base, giving a considerable road presence.
Other features found on the K900 include adaptive LED headlights and turn-signal indicators and fully integrated dual-chrome-tipped exhaust ports that mimic the shape of the taillights.
If the 2015 Kia K900 hopes to compete in the luxury segment, it’s going to need an excellent interior, as the Kia designers were clearly aware.
Opulence is found in every nook and cranny, with a leather wrapped steering wheel, soft-hue LED lighting, and premium wood trims complimenting the car’s cabin.
Standard features include multi-stage heating, and rear passengers can control ventilation by accessing a panel in the center arm rest.
Kia is well-known for tech-heavy and connectivity-friendly vehicles, but they may have outdone themselves with the K900.
- 12.3-inch full-color LCD screen
- Kia’s first Head’s Up Display
- 900-watt Lexicon high-fidelity audio
- 12-channel amplifier and 17 speakers
- Bluetooth hands-free access
- UVO eServices
These features help create a driving experience unparalleled in the rear-wheel drive, luxury sedan segment.
Can it Compete? All Signs Point to Yes
One thing’s for sure, the Kia K900 has been charged with a large task: to pull away loyal customers from established luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus.
So can it accomplish the goal? According to members of the media, all signs point to yes:
The full-size rear-drive 2015 Kia K900 sedan is set to again redefine consumer perception of the small Korean automaker.
– Jason Udy, Motor Trend
The K900’s elegant yet dynamic exterior styling reflects a more sophisticated take on Kia’s well-regarded design language.
– Bob Nagy, Kelley Blue Book
Fine details abound, such as the pinched side-vent shape that mimics the grille and Kia’s attractive “soft LED” head- and taillight accents.
– Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver
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