Despite the fact that parent company Hyundai Motor Group now has Genesis as a full-fledged luxury brand, Kia was given a green light to build a new flagship.
Redesigned from the ground up, the second-generation K900 uses a stretched version of the platform used by the Stinger sports sedan, which should help it drive handle than its predecessor. Redline wanted to see if that theory holds true – and the answer is that it does.
The Stinger platform doesn’t just make the 2019 K900 miles better than the first-generation model; it gives it some of the best driving dynamics in the segment, according to the reviewer. That is huge praise considering the fact that it competes with models such as the BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, Lexus LS and the like.
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Factor in the fact that the K900 undercuts its rivals by many thousands of dollars, and the Korean sedan becomes quite tempting. Of course, it doesn’t offer the most original design in and out, but even the base model is well-built and nicely equipped.
Still, the question remains whether it’s a wise thing to spend around $60,000 on a Kia. That’s 10 grand more than its predecessor, but the progress is tremendous. Basically, the K900 allows you to buy a full-size luxury sedan for the price of an executive sedan such as the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series. Which is not a bad deal at all.