Kia’s Luxury Flagship Sedan Adds more Features, Technology and Style

  • 2016 K9001 receives all-new V6 powertrain
  • First-class interior and exterior enhancements continue to set K900 apart from segment

IRVINE, Calif., November 23, 2015 – The K900 continues to challenge conventional notions of luxury as it did in 2015 when it earned the “International Car of the Year” award by Road and Travel Magazine and set a record-high score in its segment to earn AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA).  For 2016, the world-class K900 features an assortment of enhancements and upgrades and is now available in three new trim levels: V6 Premium, V6 Luxury and V8 Luxury.

New for 2016, K900 now features an all-new 3.8-liter, 311-horsepower V6 engine standard.  Also standard on the V6 is navigation, leather seating and panoramic sunroof.  All K900s also receive exterior enhancements, which include an 18-inch wheel for the V6 and a new 19-inch chrome wheel for the V8, a revised front grille, and a revised rear-end design with updated chrome trim, exhaust pipes, taillight design and a new bumper.  Other new features include a Smart Power Trunk that opens the trunk automatically when the key fob is sensed near the deck lid for more than three seconds, Smart Shift and Drive, and available Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).  AEB utilizes the front camera and Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC)2 system, which adjusts vehicle speed to help maintain a set distance to the vehicle in front, and has the ability to bring the K900 to a full stop.

Inside, the 2016 K900 features an improved navigation system with a 9.2-inch high-definition touchscreen with premium audio and UVO3 Luxury Services.  UVO Luxury Services are launching this year with an embedded modem that enables direct communication to the vehicle for features such as remote start/stop, remote climate control and remote lock/unlock via the UVO app. Included in the app is a full suite of My Car Zone features, which includes Curfew, Speed and Geofence settings.  New steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters are available on all trim levels.

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.  KMA proudly serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle***, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona minivan, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States.  Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 plant and supplier jobs.

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* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

1 K900 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.

2 These features are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects surrounding vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

3 Distracted driving can result in a loss of vehicle control. Never use a handheld device or vehicle system that takes your focus away from safe vehicle operation. Navigation is for information purposes only, and Kia does not make any warranties about the accuracy of the information.

** K900 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability. 

*** Soul EV in select markets with limited availability.

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