Second-Generation 2019 Kia K900 Teased Ahead of Official Reveal
Kia has released the first teaser for the second-generation K900, the brand’s rear-drive full-size luxury sedan. The profile shot reveals a more traditional silhouette, hinting at a less swoopy exterior design compared to the current model. Additionally, the headlights look like they’ve got a new LED accent pattern with two strips in the cluster that mimic the taillights’ light pattern.
Not much else has been released but it’s safe to say that the second-generation Kia K900 will be closely related to the Genesis G90 and come standard with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive should be optional this time around. Under the hood, the 2019 K900 could receive the same engine choices as the G90, which means a base 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 or an optional 5.0-liter V-8 paired exclusively to a second-gen eight-speed automatic transmission.
Current-generation Kia K900
A full array of driver assistance features should be available on the second-generation K900. The latest version of Kia’s UVO infotainment system should make an appearance but expect the one in the K900 to feature larger screens and displays compared to more mainstream Kia vehicles.
Kia says that the next K900 is a joint effort by its designers in Korea and in the U.S. Production will remain in Korea. Earlier this year, we reported that the new K900 could make its debut at the 2018 New York auto show. Additionally, Kia is also expected to announce a production version of the Telluride Concept to slot above the Sorento as a larger, more luxurious entry in the growing crossover market.