2015 Kia K900 (AKA K9 and Quoris) Detailed Review and Road Test Part 1 of 2
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When Volkswagen brought their Phaeton to the US last decade, the automotive
press lauded the vehicle's luxury attributes but the Phaeton failed to
sell. While there have been many post-mortems done on the failed Phaeton,
the most likely two answers were: it looked like a Passat and it was just
as expensive as the luxury competition. Let's get one thing straight up
front, the Kia K900 is not a "Kia Phaeton." The biggest difference isn't
the design which looks very much like the rest of the Kia family, it's the
Selling between $60,000 and $66,000, the Kia K900 is a screaming deal when
you compare it to the full-size luxury sedans from Lexus, BMW, Mercedes,
Audi and Jaguar. But is it real competition?
The K900's sheetmetal is assembled with the same precision you find on the
Lexus LS and from certain angles you can see hints of the BMW 7-Series and
Lexus LS in the design. Overall the design language is restrained and
elegant. I wouldn't go so far as to say derivative, because let's be
honest, there is no such thing as "daring design" in the full-size segment.
Even the XJ and S550 which tie for the most exciting designs don't stray
too far from the norm.
On the inside we find all the usual luxury trappings from soft-close doors,
heated and cooled seats to an Alcantara headliner and rear reclining seats.
Restrained quantities of real wood and the occasional hard plastic piece
can be found to prove that you paid a whopping $60,000 less for your K900
than your neighbour's S550, but they are few, far-between and generally out
That's the thing about Kia these days: they know how to pinch a penny the
right way. All cars are about cutting corners, the trick is cutting the
right ones. Kia uses some hard plastics on the inside, limits the amount of
real wood, limits color choices and keeps the inventory low by offering
only one $6,000 option package. In doing so Kia was able to actually
deliver a higher level of interior parts quality than base BMW, Lexus and
even Audi models. Case in point: the stitched leather dashboard and upper
panels on the doors. You generally don't find real cow hide on the
competition without paying for expensive upgrades while Kia drops the
stitched goodness into all K900 models.
2015 Kia K900 Exterior Rear
Under the hood we have the same 240 horsepower 5.0L V8 engine
that you'll find in the Genesis and Equus sedans. The engine was
co-developed with Hyundai and this latest version is the most powerful
iteration yet. Mated to Hyundai/Kia 8-speed automatic transmission, the
K900's luxury credential list is complete.
Out on the road the K900 is easily the dynamic equal of the Lexus LS. That
may sound odd, but the LS is one of the better handling full-size luxury
players. The A8 is slightly nose heavy due to the engine's position, the
S550 is large and heavy, the latest 7-Series is chasing Mercedes in the
large and heavy war and the Jaguar XJ's aluminium body makes it handle more
like a BMW 5-Series than a full-size luxo barge. The only thing holding the
K900 back from competing with the 7-Series in the slalom is Kia's odd tire
choice. The Hankook Optimo H426 is not a low-rolling resistance tire as
some have said, however Hankook says it was designed for smooth, quiet
operation and low fuel consumption. That's kind of a pity because the fuel
consumption on the K900 is already hungry (like the others in this segment)
however it lacks the grip the rest of the big boys command. Is that a
problem? Not really. You see, for the extra you would pay for a similarly
equipped (but less powerful) BMW 740i, you could buy 10 sets of max
performance summer tires and a few gas cards.
The K900's price difference is really what sets the K900 apart from the VW
Phaeton. While the Phaeton delivered 100% of the luxury you expect in this
category, it also came with a full-sized price tag. The Kia on the other
hand isn't just significantly less expensive than the full-size luxury
competitors, it is also about $10,000 less expensive than a comparably
equipped E400, 550i, XF 3.0T, or S6. Perhaps more compelling, the K900 is
less expensive than a comparable Cadillac XTS and only a hair more than a
Lincoln MKS, Volvo S80 T6 or Acura RLX.
While I don't see many 7-Series, S-Class, A8, or XJ shoppers cross-shopping
at the Kia dealer, if you're looking in the near-luxury segment or the
mid-size luxury segment you'll get a great deal more car for your buck at
the Kia dealer with a longer warranty. Now you need to ask yourself: just
how much is that logo on your hood worth?
2015 Kia K900 - Reviewed by Ron Doron
The Kia K900 is the Korean Marque's first ever luxury sedan in the U.S. and
first ever rear-wheel drive passenger car in the U.S. Based on the
"Genesis" platform from Hyundai, the K900 is about 4 inches longer than a
Genesis and slightly shorter than a Hyundai Equus.
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Redline Review: 2015 Kia K900
With its rear-drive layout, available V8 power, and luxuriously appointed
cabin, the 2015 Kia K900 has all the makings of a true flagship luxury
sedan packed with technology and features for far less money than more
prestigious rivals. If you dare to challenge the luxury you know, this new
flagship may be worth a look for those of you seeking something different.
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2015 Kia K900 Test Drive & Luxury Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/kia/k900/2015/?id=32972 Kia has been building cars
for over 20 years now. And during that time the brand has grown their
line-up of cars. What started as extremely affordable econo-boxes has
bloomed into mid-sized cars offered at a great value; and now we have the
K900 which pushes the perception of what a luxury car can be. The 2015 Kia
K900 has a base price of $59,500.
If Kia is going to be selling a luxury car, then said car must look the
part. On the outside the K900 has a stylish signature grille, adaptive
front projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, and 19-inch wheels.
Out back the K900 looks like a BMW. It is hard to sell a luxury car to
luxury car buyers without a potent power plant under the hood. The 2015 Kia
K900 is powered by Hyundai's TAO 5.0 liter V-8 GDI engine that makes 420 horsepower and 376
lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 15 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the
On the inside, Kia has tried really hard to get the luxury part right. The
seats are incredibly comfortable and covered in soft Nappa leather. All the
touch points, materials, and dash layout all give the K900 a very upscale
feel and look which is important in order to get the buyers looking for an
Audi or Lexus. Finally Kia offers a level of technology that is not readily
available at this price point which sets the car apart from the rest of the
luxury car player.
Kia says the buyer of the K900 is looking for style, technology, luxury,
and value. Brand perception is up and hopefully the K900 can make a
positive impact for Kia.
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