Kia has confirmed to its dealers that the rear-wheel-drive Quoris sedan will be heading to North America as the K900 early next year.
The K900 will be the Korean automaker’s first rear-wheel-drive production sedan sold in North America and will be its new U.S. flagship model. It is also sold in South Korea as the K9.
Equipped with advanced safety technologies, the Kia K900 will be offered with either a V6 or V8 engine with the V8 producing upwards of 420 hp. The V6 will likely be the 3.8-liter engine sold in South Korea with 290 hp. Also expected to make its way to the K900 is the eight-speed automatic transmission. Though pricing was not discussed, the K900 is expected to launch with a base price between $50,000 and $70,000.
In other markets, the K900 features adaptive LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, a 17-speaker premium stereo system and a head-up display that shows cruising speed, turn-by-turn navigation and other details. All those features are expected to make it into the North American variant.
According to the dealers present, the K900 will launch initially in a limited number of dealerships in key markets including the West Coast, New England and Florida.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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