2015 Kia K900

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What's New for 2015:
  • All-new full-size, rear-drive flagship luxury sedan
  • V-6 or V-8 engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Showcase for Kia technology

The 2015 Kia K900 is a full-size luxury sedan designed to compete against the Acura RLX, Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Hyundai Equus, Infiniti Q70L, Lexus LS, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Kia's base price is $60,400 (including shipping) when equipped with the optional V-8 engine. The V-6 version will cost around $4,000 less.

Models and Features
As is expected of a luxury sedan of this caliber, the Kia K900 has a long list of standard equipment. Highlights for the V-6 version include aluminum cabin trim, leather upholstery, triple-zone automatic climate control with an air ionizing system, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, power rear window sunshade, and rear side window shades. The K900 also features a 17-speaker surround-sound audio system, navigation system with a 9.2-in. display and UVO eServices technology, power trunk opener and closer, front and rear park-assist sensors, and a Park Guide System. Additionally, this model has HID headlights with an adaptive front-lighting system, rain-sensing wipers, hydrophobic glass for the front doors, wiper de-icer system, and 18-in. aluminum wheels.

K900s equipped with the V-8 engine come with standard premium leather upholstery, wood interior trim, heated wood-and-leather steering wheel, power panoramic sunroof, and a Smart Key system shaped like a credit card. This version of the K900 is also equipped with 19-in. chrome aluminum wheels, LED headlights, a blind-spot detection system, rear cross-traffic alert, and a lane-departure warning system.

Options include power soft-close door latches, additional power front seat adjustments including an extending lower cushion for the driver's seat, ventilated rear seats, power-reclining rear seat, and a Pre-Safe Belt system. Buyers can also upgrade the K900 with a 12.3-in. Supervision instrumentation display featuring a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) screen, head-up display, advanced smart cruise control system, and a surround-view monitoring system.

Under the Hood
Initially, the new K900 will only be equipped with a 420-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine. A 3.8-liter V-6 engine with 311 horsepower will be available at some point in the future. Scheduled maintenance is free for the first 3 years or 37,500 miles and includes a loaner vehicle while the K900 is being serviced.

Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that feeds the power to the rear wheels. Drive Mode Select technology provides the driver with a choice between Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport, and Snow driving modes. Like other Kia models, the K900 includes a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Fuel Economy
In addition to lowering the K900's price, the V-6 engine delivers better gas mileage. According to the EPA, K900s with a V-6 get 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, while the V-8 model returns 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

Safety and Technology
The new Kia K900 is available with an Advanced Vehicle Safety Management (AVSM) system that includes Pre-Safe Belt technology. The AVSM detects danger ahead of the car, alerts the driver using an audible alarm, then provides a visual alarm while pre-pressurizing the braking system so that it supplies maximum power the moment the driver steps on the pedal. The Pre-Safe Belt system cinches the seat belts to provide maximum protection in the event that a collision cannot be avoided.


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