2013 Kia K9 spy shots

These are the very-first interior images of the forth-coming Kia K9 luxury limousine!

Just recently, we got a fairly good look at the Kia K9’s exterior styling, but nothing on interior, unfortunately. This time around, our friends from South Korea sent us some exclusive Kia K9 spy shots allowing us to see the interior lay-out of the high-end sedan for the first time.

Set to be officially revealed in the first half of 2012, the up-coming Kia K9 is rumored to be based on the hot-selling Hyundai Genesis sedan, meaning the engine’s power will be transmitted to the car’s rear wheels. Kia K9 will be the very-first rear-wheel-drive Kia vehicle, but hopefully, not the last one!

Remember, not long ago Peter Schreyer revealed Kia could soon bring a RWD sports coupe to the market. The so-called “halo” car would certainly help build a sportier image for the brand…

Since the K9 will most probably be based on the Hyundai Genesis sedan, engine options will likely include a 3.8L V6 with 333 hp, a 4.6L V8 with 385 hp and possibly, a 5.0L V8 that packs impressive 429 horsepower.

It is very likely that the new Kia K9 will also adopt 8-speed automatic transmission from the 2012 Genesis. Also possible is the 10-speed automatic gearbox which is currently under development at Hyundai-Kia’s technical center in Korea.

Kia K9 interior spy shots:


5 thoughts on “2013 Kia K9 spy shots

  1. This is the CH, the real Amanti/Opirus replacement. I think we can stop calling it the K9, I am pretty sure Kia isn’t doing the alpha-numeric thing with their newest vehicles anymore, save for China. After all, the Pride stayed the Pride in Korea. Hopefully Kia keeps the VG out of the US market, I would much rather have this.

  2. I’m sorry, but this interior doens’t fit the exterior look… outside the K9 looks amazing and luxurious… but this interior looks really cheap!

  3. Guys, it’s a pre-production vehicle. Prototypes normally do not have high-grade materirals inside, but once the vehicle reaches production, Kia replaces everything inside with higer quality plastics, leather…

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