In Kia's home market, the large luxury sedan is known as the K9 or Quoris; here in the U.S., it had been rumored to be named the K9, but the official announcement today names it the K900.
An on-sale date is yet to be specified, though Kia says the K900 will reach the U.S. market sometime in 2014. When it does arrive, the K900 will be available with a choice of V-6 or V-8 engines. Kia hasn't confirmed exactly which engines will be used, or their power and gas mileage ratings, but we expect the 333-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 and 429-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 engines from the Hyundai Genesis sedan to get the nod.
In Korean market form, the Quoris gets an eight-speed automatic transmission featuring a joystick-style controller, with four driving modes (Eco, Normal, Sport, and Snow) for the engine, traction control, and transmission programs. Kia claims the Quoris offers near 50-50 weight distribution for improved dynamics.
The K900 should also offer a range of advanced infotainment and electronics, including a 12.3-inch display in the center stack, heads-up display for the driver, and dual 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment monitors, as well as an available 17-speaker audio system. An executive-oriented "VIP" package may also be offered, with heated/ventilated rear seats with reclining backrests among other executive sedan features.