2013 LA Auto Show was the place where Kia decided to bring its 2015 K900 rear-drive flagship sedan. This new model is poised to challenge the full-size rear-drive luxury sedan segment and will be offered with a V6 engine or a V8. The 3.6-liter Lambda V6 engine produces 311 hp, while the 5.0-liter V8 is rated at 420 hp. Both engines are mated to the same eight-speed transmission.
The power is delivered to the road via 19-inch chrome alloy wheels on the V8-powered model, while the V6 rides on 18-inch alloy wheels shod with P245/50R-18 tires. The design of the flagship sedan is not new as Kia already sells this vehicle on other markets as the Quoris. The K900 has a 119.9-inch long wheelbase, while the width is 63.8-inch front and 64.1-inch rear track.
The first visual impact with the car shows the Kia signature grille, adaptive LED headlights (offered as standard on the V8-powered model) which feature 16 LED bulbs, LED fog lights, trapezoidal taillights featuring defused LEDs for the brakes and bright LEDs for the turn signals. The rear end comes with dual chrome-tipped exhaust ports that mimic the shape of the taillights.
The interiors offers elegant sophistication and comes with a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel (heated wheel is available on the V6 Luxury, V6 Technology and both V8 models), high-grade standard leather, while soft Nappa leather is available in black or white with contrasting piping. The front seats feature standard multi-stage heating and ventilation for individualized comfort in all climates.
Moreover, the V8 models get a full-length panoramic roof with power retractable sunshade as standard. The audio system, along with standard navigation and Kia’s exclusive UVO eServices telematics software, are all viewed through a 9.2-inch high-definition screen that is accessed through a new standard Driver Information System (DIS) found in the center of the instrument panel. [source: Kia]