It is a model for the home market that local customers of the brand know as the KIA K9.
The updated KIA K9 / K900 sedan does not spoil fans of the Korean brand with details. However, the appearance of the novelty was still declassified. From the first images of the new flagship of the KIA lineup, we know that the sedan has received a completely new design after the modernization.
For the automaker, this was a serious, but well-considered step: the “pre-reform” model Quoris, Kia K9 / K900 did not enjoy the expected demand in the global market.
Even at home, the sedan shows modest sales: 7 thousand buyers per year. In Russia, in 2020, 142 such sedans were registered with the traffic police. In the American market, sales were a little more lively – 305 transactions.
The updated Kia K9 / K900 is equipped with a wide radiator grille in the shape of a hexagon. She gets a silvery frame and a bold pattern. The head optics are narrowed in a modern manner, and the logo has acquired a new shape and added in size. The stylish image of the novelty is complemented by original 19-inch wheels.
The taillights at the stern are connected by a narrow strip, which visually is their continuation. The license plate niche has moved from the tailgate to the bumper. Salon not shown in images. Technical and dynamic characteristics are also kept secret for the time being. It is expected that the manufacturer will break the silence for a month: the full-fledged premiere of the updated sedan is not far off.