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Kia K9 will be offered as the Cadenza in North America

The Kia K9 will wear the Cadenza badge when it wil be launched in North America. Kia is already using this brand in other markets. A source said that the Cadenza name will be borrowed by the brand’s new flagship luxury sedan. It’s confusing since the Cadenza is a totally different model overseas. In markets such as the Middle East, the Cadenza has the K7 as its basis.

The K7 is a version of the front-drive full-size sedan platform that is also used by the Hyundai Azera. It’s possible that the Amanti name would be brought back if the K7 / Cadenza arrives in North America.

Amanti had once been used for an unsightly and unpopular large sedan. The K9/Cadenza, which is based on the same rear-drive architecture as the Hyundai Genesis and Equus, is positioned in between the two when it comes to size.

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Kia K9’s California photo sparks speculations on possible US rollout

Rumors have been circulating that Kia may bring its K9 flagship sedan to the United States, and a picture of an unmasked unit cruising along the streets of Orange County, California, further fueled the speculations. The picture shows the rear end of the unmasked K9 sedan having California plates marked with the vertical “DST,” which indicated that the unit is registered to a car company.

The picture also reveals a “3.8” badge, which stands for the 3.8-liter Hyundai-Kia V-6 engine that powers the K9 sedan. The K9 sedan on the picture features big rims, a fastback-like C-pillar and a broad stance. According to Kia spokesman James Hope, the company is still evaluating the K9 for the United States, on official note.

Hope remarked that it was not uncommon for the company to receive cars for evaluation. Kia’s spokesman declined to confirm whether the car on the picture was Kia’s because he has yet to see the image.

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Kia K9 likely to be sold in North America but not in Europe

The latest large-executive sedan from Kia has begun selling in Korea. This vehicle is likely to be marketed to North America but not in the European region, the company said.

Kia K9 will be launched in its core offshore markets except Europe by the fourth quarter. The K9, which has a rear-wheel drive, will compete against the established sedans of Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW.

The vehicle has a similar platform as the Hyundai Genesis and Equus large sedans, which are both sold in the United States at present. A spokesperson for Kia told Automotive News Europe that they are "growing dramatically" in the North American region, with Hyundai doing "well" with Genesis and Equus. This means that the K9 should sell in the area also, he added. 

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2012 Kia K9 introduced in Korea

Kia’s K9, its all-new luxury flagship saloon, has started selling in Korea, launching the brand into a totally new segment in the worldwide auto market. In the fourth quarter of 2012, Kia will start launching the new rear-wheel drive in several major overseas markets. K9 has an overall length of 5,090 mm and a wheelbase that spans 3,045 mm.

It also offers a significant front and rear occupant space. The model’s cabin appears spacious with its overall width of 1,900 mm and length of 1,490 mm. At the start, the K9 will be offered in a few overseas markets powered by an upgraded 290 ps Lambda V6 3.8-litre MPI engine, with a 334 ps 3.8-litre GDI engine entering the global engine lineup in 2013.

The all-new saloon will launch a lineup of advanced luxury features and technologies, such as the fully adaptive all-LED headlamps, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), radar-based Blind-Spot Detection (BSD), a 17-speaker Lexicon (by Harman) sound system, Smart Cruise Control (SCC) and an Around-View Monitor (AVM) with four cameras. Each K9 gets the all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. Acceleration is brisk and there’s refinement in reaching high speeds due to the wide spread of gear ratios.

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Kia Motors Corp. has unveiled its latest luxury sedan that will be made available for sale this spring in South Korea. The sporty rear-wheel-drive car, touted to be the carmaker’s biggest and most luxurious car ever produced, is targeted to compete against the vehicles of premium car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and BMW AG.

In accordance with Kia’s alphanumeric labeling of its car products, the luxury sedan will be dubbed K9 in Korea and will be given another moniker in other markets. Kia will reveal where these markets are sometime this year. Kia previously referred to the K9 under the code name "KH."

The K9 is the latest addition to the company’s K series, which already includes K5, which is being sold as Optima in markets, and the K7, which the company plans to sell in the US as Cadenza in 2013.  Kia has recently released official pictures of the K9, but included only a few details about the Kia's first rear-wheel-drive model.

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Kia has released the official images of the all-new flagship sedan that will be launched in Korea during the first half of 2012 where it will be dubbed as the ‘K9’. In previous reports, this vehicle was known by its ‘KH’ codename. However, we’ll know later this year what its name would be when it arrives in export markets and when it’s launched overseas.

The ‘K9’ is the first rear-wheel drive sedan of Kia and it gets the brand’s ‘best of the best’ design, driving performance and high technology capabilities. In Korea as well as in overseas markets, this model is included in the most eagerly anticipated all-new models for 2012.

This K9 model is the last to be added to Kia’s domestic market ‘K’ series range of passenger cars, which include the front-wheel drive K5 (named Optima in overseas markets such as Europe) and K7 (Cadenza in overseas markets but not offered in Europe) sedans. The “K” in this range isn’t simply a reference to Kia and Korea but also to the Greek word ‘Kratos’ – which means powerful, domination and reign as well as the English word ‘Kinetic’, which means active and dynamic.

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