The new K900 looks like it will have a longer wheelbase than the original. In the front, the grille will have the same design as the grille on the Kia Stinger with the tiger nose and mesh patterned look, and the headlights have a unique design with the daytime running lights on the base instead of on the top. In the back, the rear hatch has a new look that is less aggressive than before and with taillights that appear to have a more rounded look.
Under the hood of the new K900, drivers can expect to see the same engine choices as the previous model. There is the option for a 3.8-liter V-6 that produces 311 horsepower or a 5.0-liter V-8 that generates 420 horsepower. Both of the engines come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission with the option for Kia’s new 10-speed automatic. The vehicle will also come standard with a new rear-wheel drive platform, and for those who need extra traction, there is a rumor that the 2019 Kia K900 will also have the option for all-wheel drive.
The new K900 will allow drivers to customize the drive mode and choose from Eco, Ordinary, and Sport depending on the conditions and how they want the car to drive. Since the engines remain the same, you can expect to get about 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with the V6 and 15 mpg in the city and 23 highway with the V8.
Inside the new K900, the cabin will have more luxurious touches than before and extra technology. The interior will feature a plush beige color theme, a steering wheel with a wooden finish, and aluminum inserts in the dash. The dashboard will also feature an analog clock right underneath the infotainment system. The longer platform will also add some space on the inside, and those riding in the rear seat will benefit the most from this extra space. Kia will also make a VIP Package available that adds reclining rear outboard seats with electric lumbar adjustments and an adjustable lateral headrest.
Although Kia has not officially released information about the safety systems, we can expect to see advanced driver assist systems such as blind-spot detection, adaptive headlights, and a head-up display.
The K900 is an important vehicle in the Kia lineup in the United States. It shows buyers that Kia has much more to offer than economy cars, and it gives other luxury vehicles a run for their money. We can expect the 2019 K900 to debut sometime in 2018 and then go on sale later in the year.
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