Kia‘s flagship sedan was spotted today in the wild at Kia’s Canadian HQ. In fact, we managed to get up close and personal with the Korean automakers Kia’s 7-series fighting luxury vehicle.
This model was badged with a model name of ‘K9′- the name given to the vehicle in Korea. This is interesting because Kia has mentioned that it will be called the Quoris in North America. The K9 badging was also referenced on the cars interior, with K9 emblems stitched into the headrests.
This is the closest we’ve come to the K9, and it was certainly imposing in size. The car is clearly sized to take on the established luxury sedans from the Japanese and German competition. Big shiny rims, a huge grille, and dual exhaust give this car the imposing look required in the flagship sedan market. This car was also covered in flashy technology, with a camera even sticking out of the front grille.
On the rear of the vehicle were ‘3.8’ badges, indicating that this particular vehicle was likely powered by the brand’s 330-hp 3.8L V6.
The K9 shares the same platform as the Hyundai Equus, and is Kia’s first rear-wheel drive car. We’ve reached out to Kia for more information about this K9 and to see if we can get some hands-on action with the vehicle.
GALLERY: Kia K9/Quoris
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