Kia has pulled the covers off the new K900 luxury saloon, which will be its flagship saloon model in the US market.
Although it won’t be sold in Britain, the car’s high-tech cabin and look are expected to influence future vehicles sold on this side of the Atlantic.
On show in New York, the K900 demonstrates a new design language with a wider, less pinched front grille and overall softer look.
Inside, it features a 12.3in TFT instrument cluster and 9.7in head-up display. The former can display a new 360deg surround monitor to aid parking and navigation through tight spaces.
Additionally, there’s a new blind spot monitoring system that can provide the driver with a live feed of the adjacent lane when the indicator is turned on. The K900 also gets more conventional driver assist features such as lane keep assist, forward avoidance assist and rear traffic alert.
Passengers are provided with a warning signal if it detects hazards such as a passing car when they start to get out.
Power for the K900 comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6, which is shared with the Stinger. It produces 365bhp and 376lb ft of torque and sends drive to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Kia has also enhanced the K900’s insulation with more soundproofing, while the use of more structural adhesives is said to boost refinement.
Kia will build its K900 in South Korea at its Sohari manufacturing facility, where the Stinger is also produced.