Kia K9 Rear Drive Sedan Spied In South Korea

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
kia k9 rear drive sedan spied in south korea

This is the Kia K9, Kia’s first rear-drive flagship for North America. Kia has previously sold a rebadged Mazda 929 in Korea but those days are mercifully over.

Someone in South Korea took a couple videos of the K9 driving along a highway. You can peruse them for yourself below. The K9 will probably shed its alphanumeric moniker when it arrives in 2013.

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  • John R John R on Feb 27, 2012

    I wonder if it'll will be available with the 5 liter...

  • Knowing Kia Comercials, we'll see dogs driving it while gangsta rapping.

  • Carzzi Carzzi on Feb 27, 2012

    This car appears to be the miasmic aftermath of a drunken night of congress between a BMW 550i Gran Turismo and a Maserati Quattroporte. Its (relatively) better looking stillborn fraternal twin goes by the name of "De Tomaso Deauville 2011 Concept". Make mine sky blue metallic.

  • Volt 230 Volt 230 on Feb 27, 2012

    H/Kia have figured out that you can badge engineer your whole line-up with little investment and maximum payback. Just like Audi, Lexus, GM Ford, Nissan and on and on.

    • Th009 Th009 on Feb 27, 2012

      So far the Hyundai-Kia platform approach looks more like the VW branding technique than the traditional GM or Ford badge-engineering.