Kia Motors provided full details at the Los Angeles Auto Show about its all-new 2015 K900 full-size rear-wheel drive flagship car that will compete for executive buyers.
Kia is slotting the sedan as a luxury niche offering between the Lexus GS mid-size and LS full-size sedans, said Michael Sprague, Kia's executive vice president of marketing and communications.
"While its volume may be limited, the luxury market is expanding," Sprague told journalists Wednesday about the K900.
The K900 is the North American version of the K9 sedan sold in Asia, and will be available with either a 3.8-liter V-6 or 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The car will arrive at dealers in the spring, and pricing will be announced in early 2014. However, Kia is targeting $50,000 for the V-6 version and $65,000 for the V-8 K900.
Kia has included a long list of tech features, including a 9.2-inch high-definition center panel screen, 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster, and color Head-Up Display standard on the V-8. The V-6 gets the HUD. Safety features include standard front and rear cameras, blind-spot detection, and lane-departure alerts.
Kia incorporated its Tiger Nose styling into the vehicles. Read Kia's full press release here.