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Spy shots: Kia K9 interior image
This is the very-first image of the new Kia K9 interior. The all-new luxury car from Kia Motors will be launched in South Korea within a few months and will replace the aging Opirus luxury sedan. The Opirus was sold in the United States as Kia Amanti, but the carmaker discontinued it from its range about a year ago due to poor sales results.
There are no plans at this point to bring the new Kia K9 to the States, so the model will stay exclusive to the South Korean consumers. Some sources state that the carmaker will offer it in China, as well as in the Middle East, but not in the USA or Europe.
The K9 luxury sedan will share its platform with Hyundai Equus and Genesis sedans and will also adopt powertrain technology from its sibling models. Therefore you can expect the carmaker’s highly-advanced V6 and V8 engines to provide the power to the rear wheels. Yup, the all-new Kia K9 will be the very-first rear-wheel-drive Kia sedan… and hopefully not the last one.
You have probably heard that Kia is considering bringing the GT concept to real life and creating a number of variants of the stunning concept car, which made its official public premiere at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Kia K9 interior image: