Kia K9 Saloon Goes on Sale in Korea [Video]
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In overseas markets, the K9 will launch with a Hyundai Group Lambda V6 3.3-liter GDI engine developing 300 PS, followed by a 334 PS 3.8-liter with gasoline direct injection.
The K9 will come with a huge wheelbase designed after German executive saloons, all-LED adaptive headlights, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), radar-based Blind-Spot Detection (BSD), a 17-speaker Lexicon (by Harman) sound system, Smart Cruise Control (SCC) and an Around-View Monitor (AVM) with four cameras.
“K9 is all about elegant simplicity, balanced proportions and simple surfaces,” says Kia’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer. “The class-leading long wheelbase, the prestige distance, large wheels, sharply upright short overhangs and a long sweeping shoulder line all work together in a harmony to give K9 a sporty, athletic proportion and a confident stance quintessential to a premium large rear-wheel drive vehicle.”
“K9 is a clear signal of our intention and determination to compete head-to-head with the European luxury brands. And for Kia, our customers, and for me – this car is like a dream come true,” concludes Schreyer.
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On 2 May 2012 at 15:24 UTC, Bogdan Gheorghe said:
Kia K9 is tribute of BMW 7 series! :)
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