Kia Details Future Flagship In-Car Technology

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Kia Details Future Flagship In-Car Technology
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Following last week’s find about the Kia K9’s haptic control knob, more details have arrived from Kia about this new system. Here is exactly how the rotary control knob will work in the Korean company’s new flagship.  Continue Reading...

Kia K9 Edging Closer to US Debut?

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Kia K9 Edging Closer to US Debut?
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The official like from Kia Motors America is that the car is merely being “evaluated” for potential US sale, with nothing yet set in stone. “It’s not uncommon for use to receive cars for evaluation,” said company spokesman James Hope, who also declined to comment on whether the actual car snapped belonged to Kia itself. Continue Reading...

Kia K9 Interior Photos and TV Commercials Released

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The Kia K9 will be the Korean brands first attempt at a true luxury car, and the first official interior pictures and TV commercials have been released by the company.  The K9 is underpinned by the same chassis as the Hyundai Genesis and Equus, and will arrive in America driven by a 3.3L V6 rated at… Continue Reading...

Kia K9 Design Explained by Peter Schreyer – Video

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The Kia K9 will be the Korean automaker’s flagship luxury sedan, flaunting design lines from Peter Schreyer who has undoubtedly helped transform Kia’s modern day lineup. Schreyer, who is widely known for his design contributions to the Audi TT model, became the chief design officer at Kia Motors in 2006. Kia’s automobiles haven’t looked the… Continue Reading...

Kia K9 Luxury Sedan Revealed: Geneva Motor Show Debut

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Kia K9 Luxury Sedan Revealed: Geneva Motor Show Debut
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Taking inspiration from the wild GT Concept, Kia has revealed the initial photos of its very first rear-drive luxury sedan. Based on the same platform that underpins both the Hyundai Genesis and Equus, the car will be called the K9, but is expected to receive a different name for markets outside its native Korea. No… Continue Reading...

Kia K9 Revealed Caught on Video Driving

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Kia K9 Revealed Caught on Video Driving
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The Kia K9, code named the KH, is Kia’s sister car to the Hyundai Equus and Genesis, and will be the brand’s first attempt at an upscale rear wheel drive sedan. We get a full view of the K9 for the first time, out driving in what we assume is South Korea, instead of just spy photos. Calling… Continue Reading...

Kia KH Teased as New Rear-Drive Luxury Sedan

Kia KH Teased as New Rear-Drive Luxury Sedan
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Kia has at last confirmed it is planning a rear-drive luxury sedan, releasing several teaser images of what is code named the KH. Based on Hyundai’s rear-drive architecture, some reports indicate that it is in fact the stretched platform used by the larger Equus sedan, and not the mid-size Genesis. Set to launch later this… Continue Reading...

Kia K9 Luxury Sedan Spotted Winter Testing [Spy Photos]

Kia K9 Luxury Sedan Spotted Winter Testing [Spy Photos]
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Kia has been talking about a rear-wheel drive luxury sedan for a while, and now we’ve got the pictures to prove that they’re serious. Seen here is the Kia K9 undergoing some winter testing in northern Sweden. We can already see some cues from the Kia GT concept, like the full LED headlights. The K9… Continue Reading...

Kia Rear-Drive Genesis Twin Confirmed, But No Pickup or Miata Rival

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Kia Rear-Drive Genesis Twin Confirmed, But No Pickup or Miata Rival
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Kia, spurred by the success of sibling Hyundai’s Genesis (and possibly Equus), wants a piece of the rear-drive pie. The company is planning a flagship luxury sedan and possibly a coupe, both in the vein of the Genesis duo. Kia’s rear-drive adventures end there, however: there are no plans to introduce a pickup truck. There… Continue Reading...

Kia K9 Rumored for Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

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Kia K9 Rumored for Frankfurt Auto Show Debut
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The next Kia may be V8-powered, rear-driven, German-designed, and bigger than its half-sibling Genesis—and if that boggles the mind from the company that gave us the Rio, then you’ll just have to wait until Frankfurt this September to have all of your questions answered. Not much is known about the Kia K9—not even its name,… Continue Reading...

Kia K9 Hyundai Genesis-Twin Spied Testing in Korea

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Kia K9 Hyundai Genesis-Twin Spied Testing in Korea
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As the first proof that such a car actually exists, several pictures of what is believed to be a camouflaged version of the upcoming Ki K9 luxury sedan have made in onto the net thanks to an amateur spy photographer. Based on the same rear-drive platform as the Hyundai Genesis, the car would likely share… Continue Reading...

Kia K9 Gets Green Light as Rear-Drive, V8-Powered Genesis Double

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Kia K9 Gets Green Light as Rear-Drive, V8-Powered Genesis Double
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Rumored to be in the production pipeline since 2009, Kia will reportedly move ahead with plans to introduce a flagship K9 sedan. The K9 (following Kia’s Korean numbering scheme) will be based on the same chassis as the Genesis sedan from parent company Hyundai. That being said, it will be a true rear-wheel drive machine,… Continue Reading...

Nex-Gen Kia Rio Set for 2011 Debut

Nex-Gen Kia Rio Set for 2011 Debut
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Following roughly a year after the debut of the all-new Hyundai Accent, Kia will unveil its third-generation Rio sub-compact in early 2011. Set for a dramatic makeover (much like the Accent) the Rio will get styling inspired by the Forte and Forte Koupe as well as the new Optima Sedan. Like the Accent power is… Continue Reading...

Report: Kia K9 Concept Design Sketch Gives First Look at Genesis Sedan Sister Car

Report: Kia K9 Concept Design Sketch Gives First Look at Genesis Sedan Sister Car
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During a design conference last week in Seoul, Korea, Kia’s top designer showed the above sketch which is believed to be the company’s first full-fledged entry into the rear-drive luxury segment. Referred to as K9, this sketch is thought to foreshadow a concept car that will eventually make its way to production, based on the… Continue Reading...