|aka||Kia Quoris (international)
Kia K900 (United States and Canada)
|Class||Full-size luxury car|
|Body Style||4-door sedan|
|Length||5,095 mm (200.6 in)|
|Width||1,900 mm (74.8 in)|
|Height||1,490 mm (58.7 in)|
|Wheelbase||3,045 mm (119.9 in)|
|Weight||1,870 kg (4,120 lb) (3.3)
1,910 kg (4,210 lb) (3.8)
|Transmission||Hyundai Powertech 8-Speed automatic|
|Engine||3.3L Hyundai Lambda II Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) V6
3.8L Hyundai Lambda II V6
3.8L Hyundai Lambda II RS GDI V6
5.0L Hyundai Tau GDI V8
Kia GT Concept
|Designer||Peter Schreyer (2009)|
The Kia K9 is a full-size luxury car made by South Korean automaker Kia Motors. It replaces the Kia Opirus in the Korean market, and will sit at the top of the Kia range above the Kia K7/Cadenza. The K9 was launched in South Korea in May 2012, with export sales expected towards the end of 2012. As of June 2013, the car is available in South Korea (as the Kia K9), the Middle East, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Russia (as the Kia Quoris),United States, and Canada (as the Kia K900). There are plans to release it in China; however, Kia will not use the Quoris name.
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The K9 is slightly shorter than the Equus, and has a longer wheelbase with shorter front overhang dimensions. The K9 features Kia's "Tiger nose" grill as well as blind spot detection, head-up display and an adaptive front lighting system.
Launch engines in Korea include a 300 PS (221 kW; 296 bhp) 3.3L (3342cc) V6 and a 334 PS (246 kW; 329 bhp) 3.8L (3778cc) GDI direction-injection V6, coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Quoris debuted in Russia in 2013 with a 294 PS (216 kW; 290 bhp) 3.8L V6.
The K900 in the US uses a 426 PS (313 kW; 420 bhp) 5.0L (5038cc) GDI V8, producing 376 lb·ft (510 N·m) of torque. In Canada, the K900 can be fitted with either a 315 PS (232 kW; 311 bhp) 3.8L GDI V6, producing 293 lb·ft (397 N·m) of torque or the same 5.0L GDI V8 as the US market.
Marketing and sales[edit | edit source]
To promote the K900, Kia Motors released their Super Bowl XLVIIIcommercial, featuring Laurence Fishburne reprising his role as Morpheusfrom The Matrix series. On October 2014, basketball player LeBron James was named Kia's K900 luxury ambassador.
The Kia K900 has sold 200 units per month during its first four months in the U.S. market. Sales dropped further to 100-130 units in July and August 2014, and then to 50-60 in September and October.
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