Hearing the name Kia might conjure up images of a few hamsters who really know how to get down. But that won’t be the first thing that comes to mind for long.
Though the cheeky, creative Kia Soul commercials do bring a smile to our faces, we’ve also got to make room for a new side of the brand that has just made its debut.
While we have seen Kia dealers in Miami, FL offer upscale models like the Optima and the Cadenza with huge success, we’ve never seen anything from them that could quite prepare us for the unbelievable luxury of the K900.
The K900’s interior rivals that of top luxury makers. It has wood and leather trim which help to set an indulgent atmosphere.
The cabin is completely foam-padded for an uncommonly quiet ride. You can just enjoy the premium 900-Watt sound system that’s equipped with 17 speakers and HD radio.
Navigate to your destination with a 9.2-inch display that follows voice commands. And rely on Bluetooth to keep you connected, hands-free.
The ventilated/heated seats are nice and comfortable, and the sunroof offers some fresh air along with a view. In the top trim levels, the rear seats are also ventilated/heated and can recline.
Passengers will find that the back of the K900 is quite enjoyable with unusually pleasant seat build and plenty of room to stretch.
Leading safety technology is also incorporated with features like Blind-Spot Detection, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, and Park Assist.
The K900 is definitely more inviting than your living room, and it has a better entertainment system.
Though there are many plush touches to help you relax, the K900 itself doesn’t relax on performance. This rear-wheel drive sedan has a deluxe, brand new engine from Kia.
It’s a 5.0-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque, which makes it a force to be reckoned with. It can pump things from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds, so you won’t be feeling any annoying lag with this one.
The drive mode select can be used to enhance the feel of your ride as well. And the K900 handles smoothly, providing the kind of drive you’d expect of such a high-end vehicle.
A V6 version will also be available if you’re looking to get pampered but save some cash.
Yes, the K900 will certainly have onlookers talking. It’s stunning, and people tend to be a little surprised that it’s a Kia.
But the company has been working their way toward this moment for a long time by offering some of the most contemporary designs, advanced technology, and solid builds in the industry.
However, the price tag will look a bit different than the rest of their lineup. The V8-equipped K900 starts around $60,000. And though the number might sound rather high, it’s actually priced for value as is the way with Kias.
Lots of lavishness paired with low cost is sure to draw many buyers who are looking to move into the luxury level.