Kia claims the K900 will have an "extensive" list of equipment and "world-class accomodation". The saloon, which is known as the K9 in Kia's Korean homeland, will adopt either the Quoris or K900 monicker depending on which market it is sold in. The car, which is seen as a rival for the Mercedes-Benz S-class and BMW 7-series, is being aimed at Russia, the Middle East and the USA.
"Next year will mark Kia Motors' 20th anniversary in the U.S. market, and the all-new K900 is a symbol of how far the brand has come and the next bold example of the challenger spirit that has benefitted Kia over nearly two decades of growth and maturation" said Michael Sprague Kia's American boss.
"Kia's rise over the last five years has been fuelled by a willingness to challenge the status quo with vehicles such as the Optima, Sorento and Cadenza, which have brought new and more affluent customers to our showrooms and dramatically raised the profile of the brand while maintaining our value proposition. The K900 is the next logical progression for Kia. It demonstrates what Kia is capable of and will help redefine what the Kia brand stands for."