|Assembly||Gwangmyeong, South Korea|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size luxury car|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Transmission||Hyundai Powertech 8-Speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||3,045 mm (119.9 in)|
|Length||5,090 mm (200.4 in)|
|Width||1,900 mm (74.8 in)|
|Height||1,490 mm (58.7 in)|
|Predecessor||Kia Amanti/Opirus (U.S. & Canada/Worldwide)|
The Kia K9 is a full-size sedan from South Korean automaker Kia Motors. It replaces the Opirus sedan in the Korean market, and will sit at the top of the Kia range above the Kia K7/Cadenza. The K9 was launched in South Korea in May 2012, with export sales expected towards the end of 2012. As of June 2013, the car is available in South Korea (as the Kia K9), the Middle East, Colombia, Russia (as the Kia Quoris), United States, and Canada (as the Kia K900). There are plans to release it in China; however, Kia will not be using the Quoris name.
The K9 is slightly shorter than the Equus, but has a more aggressive, sporty stance as well as a longer wheelbase with shorter front overhang dimensions. Kia's "Tiger nose" grill has been adopted in the front fascia design. It implements some new technologies to a KIA car like Blind spot assist, Head Up Display and an advance Adaptive Front Lighting System.
Launch engines in Korea include a 300 PS (221 kW; 296 bhp) 3.3-L (3342cc) V6 and a 334 PS (246 kW; 329 bhp) 3.8-L (3778cc) GDI direction-injection V6, coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Quoris debuted in Russia in 2013 with non-GDI V6 3.8 294 PS (216 kW; 290 bhp).
Kia GT Concept
The K9 was previewed in 2011 with the public showing of the Kia GT concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As with the K9, the GT is a four-door, rear-wheel-drive sedan but featuring suicide doors and a 390 bhp (291 kW; 395 PS) 3.3-litre turbocharged V6.
- Kia K9 specifications
- Edmunds Inside Line
- Legal battle over Quoris name
- "Kia reveals all-new ‘K9’ flagship sedan for Korean market". Kia Motors. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
- Kia SOuth Korea website
- "Sales of Kia Quoris Sedans to Kick off in March". Wroom.ru. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- Top Gear 13 September 2011
- Estrada, Zac (2014-01-28). "Kia's The Matrix Super Bowl Ad Sells A K900 With Morpheus And Two Keys". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kia K9.|
- K900 website
- Official Kia K9 website (Korean)
- Forum Kia Quoris (Russian)
- Quoris club in Russia (ru)
- Interior KIA Quoris (ru)
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