Kia’s new luxury flagship will set you back by quite a few smackeroos: $60,400 to be exact.
Meant to compete as a less expensive alternative to German luxury brands, the K900 will arrive first with a V8 sending 420 hp to the rear wheels, followed by a less expensive six-cylinder version.
The car uses an eight speed automatic transmission and is expected to average 18 mpg when mated with the V8.
Standard equipment for the car includes front- and rear-facing cameras, 18-inch wheels, LEDs for the lamps at both ends and adaptive headlights, a 900-watt speaker system pumping from 17 locations in the cabin and heated and cooled front seats. Nappa leather upholstery is also standard along with a panoramic sunroof, real wood inserts and a heated steering wheel.
Standard safety and convenience technology includes parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warnings and blind sport monitoring.
Another $6,000 brings something called the VIP package to add adaptive cruise control, reclining rear seats with heating, cooling and lumbar support, a 16-way adjustable driver’s seat, a surround-view parking monitor, head-up display, a customizable instrument cluster and soft-closing door latches.
With the K900, Kia is taking the same approach as Hyundai did with the Equus by offering simple packaging with a long list of standard features. Pricing for the V6 will be announced closer to its release date.
The company is also packaging the car with a three-year, 37,500-mile warranty. The program comes with free scheduled maintenance and owners will be given a K900 loaner vehicle while theirs is being serviced. That program is in addition to the brand’s usual 10-year, 100,000-mile new car warranty with roadside assistance.
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