Kia's full-size luxury sedan, the K900, moves into 2016 with a handful of new features. The base V6 model now gets a power open/close trunk, the V6 Premium model adds autonomous emergency braking, a dual pop-up centre armrest, and a new front passenger seat with lumbar and easy access setting. Finally, the K900 V8 Elite is now specified with Continental tires and premium quilted Nappa leather seats.
This big sedan starts out with a 3.8L V6 that makes 311 hp and 293 lb-ft of torque, which can be upgraded, in Elite trim, to a 5.0L V8 generating 420 hp and 376 lb-ft. Both come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive; there is no AWD option.
Fuel consumption estimates are 13.9/9.2 L/100 km with the V6, and 15.6/10.6 with the V8.
Standard equipment across all lines includes 18-inch wheels, dynamic dampers, tire pressure monitoring, electric parking brake, eight airbags, front and rear parking sensors and cameras, rain-sensing wipers, soundproof side glass, hydrophobic windshield, auto-dimming rearview mirror, xenon headlights, LED fog lights, daytime running lights and taillights, power open/close trunk, power-adjustable steering column, power rear window curtain, leather seats, dash, steering wheel and shifter, 12-way power front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, rear climate controls, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, 17-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, tri-zone climate control, windshield wiper de-icer, intelligent keyless entry with push-button start, and illuminated door scuffs.
V6 Premium trim adds radar cruise control, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, head-up display, adaptive headlights, panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather seats, real wood trim, heated leather/wood-trimmed steering wheel, rear-seat lumbar, power driver's extendable leg cushion, power front headrests, and an upgraded front passenger seat with lumbar and easy access function.
Finally, the V8 Elite model adds 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, power soft-close doors, ventilated rear seats, power reclining rear seats, aviation-style rear headrests, rear-seat "air" lumbar support, upgraded gauge cluster, 360-degree camera system, and premium quilted Nappa leather seating.
Prices range from $49,995 to $70,195.
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