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Kia K9 luxury sedan release date?
Kia K9 release date? The long-awaited RWD luxury sedan from Kia rumored to debut in the first half of 2012!
We have no official information about the Kia K9 luxury sedan release date at this point, however, latest rumors suggest that the South Korean second largest carmaker aims to unveil its first-ever rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan during the first half of 2012.
According to latest reports, Kia is planning to unveil the production version of the K9 luxury sedan early within a few months, possibly at the 2012 Seoul International Auto Show. Kia’s design head Peter Schreyer recently confirmed the existance of a range-topping rear-wheel drive sedan for Kia, but stopped short of confirming when such vehicle might be released.
Kia’s new premium sedan, codenamed Kia KH, is expected to share its RWD platform and mechanical hardware with Hyundai’s Genesis luxury sedan, therefore you can expect to see a range of V6 and V8 engines fitted under its hood. The K9 luxury sedan is also expected to mate its powerful engines with Hyundai-Kia’s in-house developed 8-speed automatic transmission.
Styling-wise, the new luxury sedan is expected to sport a sleek exterior design layout with “fantastic proportions”. According to the Drive magazine, the latest Kia K9 spy shots revealed that the forth-coming luxury sedan will feature Kia’s latest H-shaped signature grille, LED headlights and the air vents on the front fenders.
Currently, the Kia K9 luxury sedan has been spotted running around in South Korea for pre-production testing, which means the car is entering the final evaluation phase where the camouflage slowly comes off. [Source: Kia]
UPDATE: Kia K9 teaser images + more official information here Kia KH.