The best-kept secret in luxury sedans just got better. Kia just unveiled the all-new 2019 K900 at the New York Auto Show as a more budget-friendly alternative to expensive European luxury cars. It might not be the most groundbreaking or head-turning car in its segment, but it delivers a seriously luxurious driving experience and has a classy, refined look inside and out. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but if it’s anything like the outgoing model, the new K900 will be an excellent value.
The first-generation Kia K900 was rear-wheel drive, but the new second-gen model will come standard with all-wheel drive. It’s powered by the same 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine found in the Kia Stinger. Think of the K900 as the luxury sedan to the Stinger’s sport sedan.
The exterior of the new K900 is subdued and minimalist but looks very nice. The interior is where the car really shines. Made for supreme comfort for all occupants, Kia’s flagship luxury sedan has an interior that might make you forget you’re sitting in a Kia. Premium, sophisticated materials adorn the cabin with four different options for open-pore wood interior trim.
The leather seats in the K900 can be optioned to be extremely customizable to make anybody comfortable. There’s an optional 20-way power driver’s seat, which includes width-adjusting bolsters and lumbar support with power air cells and shoulder adjustments. The front passenger enjoys a 12-way power seat.
In back, the driver-side passenger can get a 12-way power seat while the passenger side back seat can have a 14-way seat plus reclining ability. With extremely adjustable seats and available heating and ventilation in all four seats, there simply isn’t a bad seat in the Kia K900.
The K900 brings with it technology you’d expect in a flagship luxury sedan. It has an advanced UVO infotainment system, mood lighting, wireless phone charging, a full safety-tech suite including lane-keep assist and forward-collision avoidance assist, a 360-degree camera and a premium 900-watt Harman Kardon/Lexicon audio system.
The 2019 Kia K900 will go on sale in the U.S. starting in the fourth quarter of 2018. It’s worth a look for a new, full-size luxury sedan that won’t break the bank.