With time, South Korea based Kia Motors is trying to shed its image of making cheap and entry-level vehicles. The 2019 Kia K900 is the biggest sedan manufactured by the carmaker. Also sold as Quoris outside the US market, the sedan is yet to garner a solid user and fan base. Based on the identical BH-L (VI) platform on which Hyundai Equus is also made, it was launched in 2012.
However, its US launch happened n 2014. Kia has decided to give the K900 a revamp for 2019 and the upcoming model is being tested. Spy shots have been posted online and changes are evident. It will be released sometimes in 2018.
2019 Kia K900 Design Changes
The spy shots of 2019 Kia K900 sedan are available in web and those images indicate at a distinctive and more enticing exterior styling. There are exterior covers of the test model but that cannot hide the design changes. It is evident that the upcoming K900 will get pronounced ‘Tiger nose’ front grille along with LED running lights. The taillights at the back side also look new and design influence seems to be adopted from the Stinger Sports sedan. The new model is expected to be longer than existing one. The rear bumper may get dual exhaust tips. Front side bumper may get some vents. The car will be offered in several enticing hue choices.
The cabin of 2019 K900 sedan will also receive some changes. It will be quite sleek and replete with amenities- as per the updates. The usage of metal and wood in the cabin will be abundant. It will also be equipped with a new Lexicon audio system. The seats will get quality leather wrapping with contrast stitching. The cabin may also get a wood-trimmed steering wheel.
Safety Features and Top Amenities
The 2019 K900 is likely to be laden with several safety features and top amenities. So, you can expect plenty of airbags with features like blind spot monitor, lane keep assist, rearview camera and adaptive cruise control. Some safety features may be offered as options.
2019 Kia K900 Engine Rumors
The 2019 K900 sedan may continue with the same engine used in the existing model. The model, therefore, may be laden with a V-6 3.8-liter unit making 311 HP. The top trim may get equipped with a more powerful V8 5.0-liter engine that makes 420 hp. The output, however, can be enhanced for the upcoming model.
These engines may be laden with an 8-speed automatic gearbox but rumors of a newer 10-speed automatic gearbox are also doing the rounds. It is not known whether AWD will be offered as standard or it will be optional.
2019 Kia K900 Price and Expected Debut
The exact time of the release of 2019 Kia K900 sedan is unknown. However, it may debut in mid to late 2018. Pricing will begin at $51.000 apron.
Summing it up
The 2019 Kia K900 will sport a new styling and enhanced amenities. The safe features and pricing may also be revised. It will lock horns with segment rivals such as Lexus GS and Cadillac CTS.