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Kia K9 Flagship Sedan: Design Philosophy

Some of you might say that the Kia K9 is a copy of Maserati and BMW design combined. But we’re not so convinced this is just some Korean clone!
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Don’t believe us? Just watch this video of Kia designer Perter Schreyer explaining how the K9 got its premium rear-drive feel that is familiar from other European sedans like the 5-Series or E-Class.

Schreyer starts out with an extended wheelbase, which allows for the A-pillar of the door to be moved further back, thus creating that longer bonnet look and a bit of sporty attitude thanks to a short front overhand.

The front end is upright, which makes it look powerful and confident.

Depending on the market where it’s introduced, the Kia K9 will be available with a choice of three powertrains, namely a 340 hp 3.8-liter V6 GDi, a 4.6-liter V8 Tau with 385 hp and the 5.0-liter V8 Tau GDi from the Genesis.

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