The all-new 2019 K900 luxury sedan may have debuted half a year ago at the New York Auto Show but it’s still not on sale in the United States.
The commercial debut is getting closer, though, as Kia has released more information about its flagship accompanied by a big photo gallery. Unfortunately, details don’t include pricing, which will be announced closer to the on-sale date scheduled for the fourth-quarter of 2018.
According to the company, its new luxury sedan has nothing in common with its predecessor except the K900 name, as it brings out “a whole new look, feel and character.” The 2019 model will be available in two trim levels, V6 Luxury and VIP Package. Kia says the V6 Luxury is “extraordinarily well equipped,” but doesn’t list its standard features.
However, it reveals that the VIP Package adds features such as a 12.3-inch full TFT-LCD instrument cluster, three-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable and ventilated rear seats, rear seat wireless charging, and Premium headliner, among many others.
Both K900 grades feature the same powertrain, a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 sourced from the Stinger GT fastback sports sedan. Rated at 365 hp and 376 lb-ft (509 Nm), the engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with standard Shift-by-Wire gear selector.
Also standard is a rear-biased Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control all-wheel-drive system, with the 2019 K900 being the second Kia vehicle to get this in-house built system. The automaker claims it “elevates traction and handling to help the K900 compete against its premium European competitors.”
The K900’s AWD distributes up to 50 percent of torque to the front wheels and up to 80 percent to the rear wheels when the Sport mode is engaged. Handling is also enhanced by the four-wheel independent suspension setup with a new front multilink design, as well as the standard Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS).
On the safety front, the 2019 K900 comes standard with Kia’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The pack includes a Surround View Monitor, Blind Spot View Monitor, Lane Keep Assist System, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Lane Follow Assist, and Advanced Smart Cruise Control.
The all-new K900 will be built in South Korea at the Sohari plant where the Stinger is also manufactured.