2014 Kia Quoris Spotted in Canada

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2014 Kia Quoris Spotted in Canada
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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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  • Me

    I hope the name stays K9 here in the states.

  • Martayoki87

    The actual name will be Quoris. K9 sounds good, but the K-designations are primarily for the Korean market.  I wish the whole lineup have ‘K’ model names.  Korea has all of the cars under some sort of “K” title and they are basically the same cars.  Thanks to the Kia marketing department.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VL6GWFSLFUMBTVADBNEH6JUX4Y G.L.

    except for the grille sounds interesting. If I can change it, I’m interested

  • Ducharme Y

    So any news on the potential price range and release date in Canada? Real mystery around this one!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VRYEBYM4WPL352AY2T3BRJXONY val

    Epic fail! 

    “The car is clearly sized to take on the established luxury sedans from the Japanese and German competition” Are you serious?

    It’s a nice piece of automotive engineering BUT at the end of the day the fact that it’s a ‘KIA’ is not going to fly with the country club crowd. Perception is just as important as the quality of the product. It’ll be hard for KIA to truly break into the luxury market without creating a new brand to carry their ‘luxury’ offerings like infinity/Nissan, Lexus/toyota, honda/acura, etc… You never heard of anyone willing to pay $60k for a toyota (even though most lexus cars are just rebadged toyotas) but people buy $60k lexus every day.

    So both KIA and Hyunday please stop it already!

  • Fermis Whacker

    If the starting price is over 50 – they are dead.  45 might be too much and why would hey debut anything other than the direct injection engines

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003587525839 Patrick Anthony-Realtor

    Iv owned every car brand under 100k …. my kia optima luxury is one of the best cars iv had… Price to what I get … hands down the best…
    It doesn’t drive like my 335xi twin turbo all juiceboxed up …. but it is a great car..
    Patrick
    Realtor

  • AP

    It sounds like you haven’t driven driven a Kia lately. Well I have and believe me they will do just fine. The page is being turned for both companies.

  • AP

    It sounds like you haven’t driven driven a Kia lately. Well I have and believe me they will do just fine. The page is being turned for both companies.