Technology marries Style in the K900! Kia produces and markets this luxury vehicle in Canada and the United States as the Kia K900. In other parts of the world, it is marketed as Kia Quoris. Production, currently, is in the second generation.
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Kia K900 Review
Production of the K900 first began in 2013 through 2018. It features a 3.8-litre engine, rated at 311 horsepower. Complementing this engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Also, paired alongside the 8-speed transmission is an optional V8 engine. This engine is more powerful and capable of generating 420 hp.
The bodywork of this model is rather tranquil. It possesses heavy grilles with chrome finishing and a 119.9-inch wheelbase. Engine capacity determines the type of the tires used, with the V6 engine on 18-inch, uses 50 series tires while that of the V8 engine are 19-inches.
The first generation K900 comes with many standard safety features: Front and rear cameras, lane-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, blindspot monitoring, and a head-up display.
For the utmost comfort, there is a standard heating and cooling system. Also included are remote controls for the climate control system, power lumbar adjustment, and rear seat ventilation.
Furthermore, onboard communication and infotainment systems are present in the K900. They include steering wheel audio and phone controls, satellite and HD radio, Lexicon audio system paired with 17 speakers, Bluetooth with audio streaming and USB ports.
A navigation system is also present and is controlled by Kia’s UVO infotainment system.
The first generation K900 has a starting price of 40,000 CAD.
After the success of the first-generation models, Kia began production for the second-generation models in 2019. These models come with more sophisticated entries akin to a brand like Kia.
Debuted at the 2018 New York auto show, these newer generation models are longer and wider than their predecessors. They are exquisitely designed with fascinating interiors and bodywork.
2020 Kia K900
The 2020 Kia K900 is the newest entrant to the second generation of K900’s. It is the definition of pure class with unmatched ergonomics.
Announce your arrival with the 2020 Kia K900. The exterior radiates a commanding presence with its bold radiator grille and standard Duplex LED headlights.
19-inch alloy wheels and its characteristic LED taillights to accentuate its exhilarating chrome finishing.
Furthermore, wheel dampening, additional insulation, and Advanced High Steel Strength (AHSS) body structure give the K900 a quiet cruise.
Kia offers a simple 4-colour palette on this model; Aurora Black, Panthera Metal, Snow White Pearl, and Silky Silver.
More so, customization for a preferred colour pattern can be done on request.
Engine and Performance
For performance, the 2020 K900 if driven by a Lambda 3.3 litres twin-turbocharged V6 engine, is capable of churning out 365 horsepower and 376-pound foot of torque.
Also, its all-wheel drive with dynamic vectoring mode ensures precision control and relaxing driving styles.
The fuel economy of the K900 is rated as average. It has an EPA estimate of 18mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway.
Utilizing premium unleaded gasoline, the K900 can run just over 420 miles on a full tank.
Lush features lad the interior of the 2020 Kia K900. Space, comfort, and tech are part of its take-aways.
At first glance, you will notice the high-quality wood-like trims and leather upholstery. Both the wood trims and the leather upholstery come in different options.
For the leather upholstery, there are three options: Beige Nappa, Brown Sienna Nappa, and Black Nappa leather.
For the wood-trim, there are three options also: Beige Olive Ash, Walnut wood trim, and Engineered wood trim. These combined ensure that the K900 is aesthetically pleasing.
Furthermore, the five seats have enough space and legroom for five adults. The front seats are movable while the rear seats are reclinable.
Making a statement for its ample space, the K900 further features pocket space consoles in the front and back door for small items. There are also cup holders in the front as well as the fold-down centre armrest in the rear.
The K900 has enough trunk space to fit a few bags en voyage. Its trunk space is 15.3 cubic feet. Though it is smaller than that of most cars in its range, it is enough for its function.
For emergency or immediate access to the trunk, there is a rear passthrough from the back seats into the trunk.
Communication and Infotainment
Everyone loves a pleasure-filled journey. That in mind, Kia ensured that the K900 features modern communication and infotainment gadgets.
A 12.3-inch touchscreen display acts as the central hub of the system. It boasts of full integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Also built-in are Bluetooth, HD Radio, Navigation system as well as Sirius XM functionality. There is also a 17-speaker Lexicon and Surround Sound.
More so, there is a VIP package in the rear and a wireless device charging platform in the front.
Other features of the K900 for seamless driving and comfort include high beam assists, cruise control, keyless entry, push start, haptic and adjustable power steering wheel, adjustable ventilation functionality, Tri-zone climate control, and 64-colour ambient lighting.
Kia left no stone unturned to ensure practical safety of passengers and driver in the K900.
There is a total of nine airbags around the interior: driver’s knee airbag, side curtain airbags, dual front airbags, and rear-seat airbags.
Furthermore, there are several driver-assist features for seamless driving. They include rear cross-traffic alert, rear collision avoidance system, forward collision warning and blind-spot monitoring.
Others include Park distance control, lane-keep, departure and following assists and a driver attention alert in case you are falling asleep while sleeping.
Should I buy the K900?
Kia K900 is a luxury car that is full of charm, style and glamour. At 80,000 CAD, this luxury car is worth the buy. So if you want class and modern-day car artistry at an affordable price, then the Kia K900 is the best fit for you.