Kia continues to tease the new generation K900, with a sketch that opens up its cabin for the first time.
Created in close collaboration between the brand’s global design headquarters in Namyan, Korea, and its US design studio in Irvine, California, like the exterior, the interior of the car is described as offering “a peaceful retreat”.
It has a minimalistic layout, with plenty of soft-touch surfaces, tactile wood and metal veneers, and genuine leather.
The flagship sedan now has fewer buttons on the dashboard, a 12-inch infotainment system, and a digital instrument cluster. Moreover, it also benefits from HMI technology, which uses proximity sensors to illuminate when the driver’s hand reaches for a switch, and an ambient lighting system, with 64 colors and 7 themes to choose from.
Meanwhile, previous teasers gave us a good idea of what we should expect in terms of exterior design: new front and rear ends. Specifically, we’re seeing BMW and Mercedes-like styling at the front and rear, Kia’s signature grille, and large multi-spoke alloys.
What the Korean automaker has indeed disclosed, is that their new flagship sedan will go on sale in select global markets starting from the second quarter of the year. However, its unveiling will take place earlier than that, probably during the 2018 New York Auto Show, at the end of the month.