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New Kia K900 Pricing To Start At Around $50,000

Kia have unveiled the all-new K900 sedan that is set to go head to head against the German cars that dominate this segment, albeit at a much more affordable price.

And by affordable, we means tens of thousands of dollars less.

If you want an idea about how Kia will market the new K900, simply look at what Hyundai did with the Equus.

Similar to the Hyundai luxury model, the K900 will come with the option for a V8 engine, although a V6 will be standard.

The pricing of the K900 was not revealed at the unveiling, but word out of Kia officials is that it will start at around $50,000.

If you load it up with the massive list of options and the V8, you will likely be looking more at $60,000 to $65,000.

Kia k900 pricing 300x200 New Kia K900 Pricing To Start At Around $50,000  k  It’s safe to say that Kia are treading new ground with this release, as they are not far removed from the brand known for delivering economy models that came in under ten grand.

Kia has done a great job of building their brand in recent years, adopting strategies similar to those used by sister company Hyundai.

That included a 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty that other automakers couldn’t match.

It’s not just reliability that has improved over the years, but also styling. Much of the design credit has to be given to Peter Schreyer, head designer at Kia/Hyundai who is perhaps best known for his work with the original Audi.

The combination of performance and design has done wonders for the Kia brand.

The momentum built over this period is propelling Kia forward, with the luxury market next on the radar. The success of the latest Sorento crossover and Optima mid-size sedan led to the release of the large Cadenza premium sedan, which starts at just $36,000.

The next logical step is the 2015 K900, a vehicle that is aimed at drivers who like the creature comforts delivered by hundred thousand dollar sedans like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or BMW 7-Series.

The K900 rear-wheel-drive sedan will deliver the goods yet still allow the driver to fly somewhat under the radar.

The loaded version of the K900 has it all, with the likes of rear climate control, LED headlights, lane departure assist, adaptive cruise control, and much more.

The standard engine will be the 3.8-liter V6 that will deliver at least 330 horsepower. 420 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque can be had by moving up to the 5-liter V8. Both will come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission. [Photos: Flickr]

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U.S K900 Sales To Commence In 2014

The K900 luxury sedan should be available to purchase in the early part of 2014, with Southern California sure to be one of the biggest target markets. That explains why the L.A. Auto Show as chosen for the unveiling of the K900.

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14 thoughts on “New Kia K900 Pricing To Start At Around $50,000

  1. I’m concerned about the resale value. If someone paid $60,000 fully equppied, how much would it be worth after 8 months? I hope it is at least worth $42K a 18months later.

  2. I also can’t wait for the Kia GT and maybe the GT coupe to compete with the Camero, Challenger, Charger and Mustang. Kia needs a muscle car and the GT is that car (just redesign the face to look like the Forte, K9 and Cadenza’s instead of that weak looking front front from the concept. Or use the Cross GT’s face which is aggressive enough to be on the GT. So if the GT goes on sale in 2016, I got to assume we will see spy shots either late 2014 or early to mid 2015.

  3. Off topic: Copy car of the day: 2015 Honda City’s greenhouse ripped off the 2013 Kia Rio sedan’s. But since the City is Japanese and not Korean, it can get away with it.

  4. Guess what? According to people who saw this in person, it looks even better. It doesn’t really look like a BMW when you are in the same place with it. Some people like the look better than the Equus. Some don’t. Some think it has the design that Acura should have done. Some even say and wish Lincoln could have done what Hyundai/Kia are doing today when it comes to luxury. Lets find out how it sells once this big boy goes on showroom floors. With a $50,000 price range, I think Kia can pull 10K to 12K a year.

  5. I just saw the 2016 Camry. All they did was blow up the 2015 Corolla. that’s easy to do. I’m glad the Kia GT isn’t just a blown up 2011 Kia optima design. The only thing the GT and Optima share are the unique C pillars. Yet the Corolla and 2016 Camry share the who greenhouse. It’s just bigger.

  6. Porsche Macan and Infinti FX hint greenhouses. Yet made a big deal about the Veracruz greenhouse looking like the RX’s since it’s Korean allowing the Infinti to get away with it.

  7. Jaguar F type, Accord coupe, Prosche 911 and 2015 Lexus RC hint greenhouses. If Kia had a greenhouse like that, it would be the only copycat while the other copycats would get away with it.

  8. 2001 Kia Carens, Toyota Aqua cross concept and Chevy Sonic hatchback hint C pillars. When the Cross GT goes on sales, it’ll be the copycat since it’s Korean even though I just proved that Toyota and Chevy copied the Cross GT because of the 2001 Carens.

  9. Subaru EXiga and Ford Flex hint greenhouse but only the Kia KV7 would be the copycat since it’s Korean.

  10. 2012 Kia Sorento, 2014 Lincoln MKC hint greenhouses. If the Lincoln arrived first the Sorento would have been the copycat.

  11. 2007 Kia KND-4 and 2015 Honda Vezel hint front ends and greenhouses. Honda just gave their version 2 extra doors. If the KIA came out AFTER the Honda the Korean version would be the copycat but since Honda is Japanese it can get away with it.

  12. 2014 Dodge Charger and 2015 Lincoln MKX hint tailights flipped upside down. yet made a big deal about the Forte’s tail lights looking like the Focus’s even though the Forte’s brake lights takes after the 2011 Kia Optima’s.

  13. jtz – I am eagerly awaiting the debut of the Kia GT sedan. Designed like a Coupe but it has 4 doors, which is a design I prefer, I have a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS and that is one of it’s great design points, too. Really looking forward to that car from Kia.

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