2015 K900 is Probably the Greatest Kia So Far


To sum up: it's basically a 7 Series fighter at a 5 Series price.

Forget every bias you may have of Kia because the South Korean brand’s latest offering is the real deal. The 2015 K900 is a large rear-wheel-drive flagship sedan that Kia is promoting as a BMW 7 Series competitor at a 5 Series price. Powered by either a 3.8-liter V6 with 311 horsepower or a 5.0-liter V8 with 420 hp, both are paired to an eight-speed automatic that sends power to the rear wheels. The K900 rides on the same platform as the Hyundai Genesis and Equus.

Its overall exterior design is quite attractive. From some angles it resembles a 7 Series, but it still clearly embodies Kia’s own unique styling. V8 models receive adaptive LED headlamps and both versions come with 19" wheels.

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Interior packaging is very impressive with a 12.3" full-color display on top-trim V8 VIP models, while lower trims receive a standard 9.2" nav screen. Other nifty tech goodies include front and rear park assist, blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control. Leather seats are also standard and there is even optional Nappa leather. Expect the entry-level K900 to be priced lower than the Equus, meaning below $60k. US sales are set to begin in early 2014.