Kia is testing a new version of its flagship sedan K9

Kia is testing a new version of its flagship sedan K9

June 21, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The network posted a photo camouflaged four-door sedan K9 new generation.

The big second-generation Kia sedan made its debut in Korea in March this year, where the model is already sold, on the home market it is called K9. In the spring, they showed the American modification, it is almost identical to the Korean version. In the United States, the four-door sedan of the new generation will appear by the end of 2018 under the K900 index. It would seem that Kia has nothing to hide, but on the forum portal Bobaedream appeared a picture of the camouflaged car: under the camouflage guessed flagship Kia, while the author claims that it was made recently.

It is assumed that the brand has brought to test a new version of the K9 / K900 / Quoris version. The car in the photo has black rims, which are not yet in the Korean configurator. It is not excluded that Kia is preparing to bring the “exported” modification to the market. According to another version, the manufacturer is testing a hybrid version.

Recall, the new K9 / K900 / Quoris is built on the same platform as the Genesis G90, while the Kia sedan of the previous generation was built on the basis of the Hyundai Equus (by the way, this was replaced by Hyundai and G90). The second generation Quoris length is 5 120 mm, which is 25 mm larger than the predecessor, the width is 1 915 mm (+15 mm), the height is the same – 1 490 mm, the wheelbase is 3 105 mm (+60 mm) in size.

In Korea, the sedan is available with gasoline atmospherics V6 3.8 GDI (315 hp) and V8 5.0 GDI (425 hp), as well as 370-horsepower bi-turbo V6 3.3. All engines are combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission. In the “base” of the four-door sedan – rear-wheel drive, for a surcharge for the model with V6 engines you can order a full drive. The American sedan K900 got only one engine – V6 3.3.

In the home market, the new K9 will cost a minimum of 54.9 million won. The release model is established in Korea, from there it will be delivered to the United States.