Kia offers two options K9 with V6 engine and priced at 53.9 million won begins to 86.4 million won (USD 439 million – USD 703.7 million) per unit. After South Korea, Kia says ready to release the K9 in several key countries, the United States and Canada in the last quarter of 2012.
“K9 is the first rear-wheel sedan we launched more than a decade. As well as setting new standards of design, new technology and the best driving experience of Kia,” said Soon-Nam Lee, Director of Overseas Marketing Group Kia, quoted by Carscoop, on Wednesday (2 / 5/2012).
K9 was developed from the Hyundai Genesis sedan and Equs. Dimensions are fairly large, length 5.090 mm, width 1.900 mm, height 1.490 mm and 3.045 mm axle distance.
Head of Kia design, Peter Schreyer explained, K9 designs offer something simple yet elegant and proportionate. “Harmonization of the dimensions obtained from the sporty character and figure alteltis,” beber Peter.
Two petrol engines are offered only differ in capacity, the 3.3-liter V6, 300 PS and 333 PS 3.8-liter. Both are mated with 8-speed automatic transmission to move power to the rear axle.
Comfort is more stable because the car is equipped with air suspension. The driver can select from four modes: Eco, Normal, Sport and Snow, to obtain the damping suspension, steering, engine and transmission. Performance of the car can be adapted to different paths.
Other equipment, LCD monitors Thin Film Transistor (TFT) 12.3-inch, head-up display (HUD) dual 9.2-inch monitor for rear passengers 0.17-speaker Lexicon (Harman), Smart Cruise Control (SCC) that could regulate speed of the car in front.
Not to forget, a special VIP package, heated seats and air vents that can lay, and the footrest next to the driver’s seat can be folded when not in use.