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New Kia K7 spied again…
The all-new Kia K7 spied again…
Spies have once again caught a heavily camouflaged prototype of Kia’s near-future flagship sedan. Codenamed VG, the prototype has been caught while driving through a heavy traffic in one of the crowded Korean cities.
As we already know, the Korean-market VG sedan is going to become the very first Kia to adopt the brand’s new alphanumeric nomenclature system. When the model reaches to production it is going to be named the Kia K7.
The all-new Kia K7 will retain sporty and emotional look of the KND-5 concept car. The model will sport many attractive exterior design elements, including Kia’s beautiful signature grille, and will be equipped with a plethora of advanced safety technologies and luxury features.
Those will include a heated steering-wheel, along with ventilated driver’s seat with the ability to extend its seating surface, front and rear parking assistance system, rear-view camera, navigation system, tire pressure warning system, panoramic sunroof and lane departure system – first time in a Kia vehicle).
Inside, the upcoming Kia K7 will also feature LED lightning, while LED technology is also expected to be incorporated to K7’s headlights, as well as tail-lamps.
The power will be supplied to front wheels with a range of four-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines, including a 280-hp, 3.5L Lambda II V6 and 2.4L four-cylinder unit.
According to latest rumours a 2.7L LPi engine (using LPG fuel) will be available as well, while later, Kia could also introduce a diesel-powered K7 sedan. Both, manual and automatic transmissions with six speeds will be available.
The K7 is set to be unveiled for the first time this November, while making its foreign debut at one of the international motor show next year.
UPDATE: A friend of ours informed us about the very first shots of a production-ready and completely undisguised Kia K7! Check out the pics here