2015 Kia K900 Review — Affordable Luxury Sedan
The redesigned 2015 Kia K900 is a full-size luxury sedan whose premiere at the 2014 New York Auto Show brings what its market segment needed. It will be a significant refreshment, an option which should be able to compete with every premium brand sedan. With more affordable price and a powerful V-8 engine, the 2015 Kia K900 comes with impressive specs. The fact that its price is lower than the average amount needed for a luxury full-size sedan doesn’t mean the new K900 doesn’t bring a lot of comfort and luxury. The manufacturer’s intention was to make a high-performance sedan with all the comfort which will compliment the most demanding and capricious owners. Since the 2015 K900 shares the architecture with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, those two sedans have a lot in common, but the they appear to be very distinctive.
2015 Kia K900 Appearance
This sedan is just a little bit larger than its sibling, Genesis, so it got slightly longer wheelbase, too. Speaking of the overall feel, the 2015 K900 looks just like a modern full-size luxury sedan is expected to appear. It has refined curves, a good-looking chrome grille and 19-inch chrome wheels. The 2015 Kia K900 appearance resembles the BMW design because of the fascia. Its LED headlights are beautifully shaped, but they resemble the BMW sedans’ appearance. Thanks to its size and overall shape, the new K900 looks powerful, elegant and a little bit intimidating.
2015 Kia K900 Interior — Luxury & Technology
As for the interior, the 2015 Kia K900 proves that its luxury level can compete the top-class sedans. With tastefully blended wood and metal, the cabin is just what it’s expected. The power seats, which are adjustable in 16 ways, are wrapped into the Nappa leather, as well as a heated steering wheel. Depending on a trim (Luxury and Technology trims are available), the 2015 Kia K900 comes with adaptive cruise control, head-up display, a 360-degree camera, collision warning and so on. With panoramic sunroof and automatic tre-zone climate control, there’s no doubt everybody would enjoy the feel seating behind the tilt-telescopic steering wheel. There’s a popular Uvo voice command infotainment system, navigation system and a 9.2-inch display screen located at the central stack. Of course, no need to mention there are rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure system and blind spot monitoring. The entertainment starts with the 900-watt Lexicon audio surround HD system with 17 speakers, which comes with great connectivity and a CD player. The skilfully crafted interior is comfortable and pleasant enough bring the K900 into the top-class sedan circles.
2015 Kia K900 Engine Options And EPA Fuel Economy
The 2015 Kia K900 is powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, which is capable of delivering 420 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Thanks to the modern engine technology, superior transmission and rear-wheel drive, the 2015 Kia K900 EPA fuel economy at 15 mpg/city, 23 mpg/highway and 18 mpg/combined. Also, there’s a 3.8-liter V-6 engine, which generates 311 horsepower and 293 lb-ft of torque. This engine has even better fuel economy. It’s EPA fuel economy estimations are 18 mpg/city, 27 mpg/highway and 21 mpg/combined.
2015 Kia K900 Price
After the premiere at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the 2015 Kia K900 will start its life on the market as one of the high-class sedans. The price isn’t known yet, but some estimations say the base version won’t be below $40,000.