Kia K900 To Debut at LA Auto Show

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff
kia k900 to debut at la auto show

Over a month ago, we brought you news on the upcoming arrival of Kia’s rear-driven K900 sometime in early 2014. If you can’t wait to see the car in the flesh, however, the car will make its debut in November during the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The brief press release issued by Kia claims the K900 (otherwise known as the K9 in its home market, and the Quoris in export markets not known as the United States) will allow the automaker to “take value to new levels of sophistication,” positioning the car as their flagship among the Fortes and hamster-piloted, Lady Gaga-blasting Souls normally found on the lots.

Though the release didn’t specify beyond stating that the K900 will have either a V6 or V8 driving the power to the back, the flagship sedan will possess a 3.8-liter V6 pushing 240 horses out of the stable with a larger V8 bringing 420 wild stallions to the party, both attached to an eight-speed automatic.

The K900 is set to take dead aim at the BMW 7 Series, just in time for your next high school reunion under the serious moonlight. Price of admission is expected to be between $50,000 and $70,000, with a big campaign to debut during Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014.

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  • Anti121hero Anti121hero on Oct 29, 2013

    70000$ kia. Laugh out loud.

    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Oct 29, 2013

      I can't wait to see the depreciation on these. MY13 Equus Signature does 41-44 sub 10K otc, add 4K for "Ultimate" (Did Lincoln sell them the Town car packages?). Hyundai's website states MSRP starts at 61K [!!!]. Does anyone have an Equus? Does Hyundai out cash on the hood of those?

  • EspritdeFacelVega EspritdeFacelVega on Oct 29, 2013

    You guys are slipping! Apparently I have to be the first one to point out in Korea it is the Kia K9, so you have to be the ones to make the jokes! Actually, as we see repeatedly with Kia & Hyundai, laugh at your own peril. I admire the Equus and K900 for their aspiration. The confidence and logic, if not the execution, are what launched the Caprice and LTD half a century ago.

  • Mars3941 Mars3941 on Oct 29, 2013

    Kia actually builds a nice car. I rode in a new Optima and it was very impressive. However no snob is going to drop 70K on his ride and park it among his buddy's BMW's, Mercedes, Lexus's at the country club. The name and presumption of such is just to much to overcome.

  • RHD RHD on Oct 30, 2013

    The name of this car is terribly unfortunate. "K9 Oh Oh" is what your neighbor's poodle leaves on your lawn.