2019 Kia K900 Review, Release Dates, Prices

The completely redesigned 2019 Kia K900 establishes a new standard for luxury, driving dynamics and automotive technology for Kia. The all-new second-generation model combines a dignified and sophisticated exterior design, a beautifully crafted cabin of premium materials, and performance characteristics that befit a flagship sedan. Reimagined in every way, the K900 brings with it an array of new systems and safety features, making it the most technologically advanced Kia ever.

Conceived and created in Kia design studio in Korea with collaboration from the Irvine-based California studio, the new 2019 Kia K900 is on sale now.

POWERTRAIN

The 2019 Kia K900 has evolved into a truly sophisticated driving machine powered by a 3.3-liter twin turbo V6, the same engine found in the Stinger fastback sport sedan. This engine outputs 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque and was recently named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for its exceptional responsiveness and refinement. The twin Honeywell turbos are integrated into the exhaust manifold for enhanced durability and quicker response. Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) works seamlessly in tandem, resulting in optimal and instant power delivery.

The engine pairs with a second-generation in-house engineered and built 8-speed automatic transmission to manage its power in a smooth and seamless manner. The Shift-by-Wire gear selector is standard and with no required scheduled maintenance under normal conditions, the transmission is excellent for everyday driving. ​​ At the same time, this gearbox allows quick and confident shifts during more spirited driving.

For an added dose of performance, improved handling, stability and agility, the 2019 Kia K900 is equipped with a standard full-time Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control all-wheel drive system that is rear biased and electronically controlled based on road conditions. Following the Stinger, the K900 becomes the second application of this in-house built system and elevates traction and handling to help the K900 compete against its premium European competitors. Designed to improve performance in a variety of environments, it freely distribute torque between the front and rear wheels and also can send power from side to side, depending on conditions. Should the system detect slippage, power is seamlessly directed towards the front or rear wheels, depending on the driving situation. Up to 50 percent of torque can be distributed to the front wheels, and in Sport mode, up to 80 percent of the power can be routed to the rear wheels.

ENGINE

Type

3.3L Twin Turbo V6

Displacement (cc)

3,342 cc

Bore x stroke (mm)

92.0 mm x 83.8 mm

Compression ratio

10.0:1

Horsepower

365 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

376 lb.-ft. @ 1,300-4,500 rpm

Block

Aluminum

Head

Aluminum

Valve System

DOHC D-CVVT 24V

Fuel System

GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)

Rec. Fuel

Premium Recommended

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

20.3 gallons

DRIVETRAIN

Transmission Type

8-speed automatic transmission

Layout/drive

Front Engine / All Wheel Drive

PERFORMANCE

Max. Speed

150 mph

Zero to 60 mph

5.3 sec

Zero to 100 mph

14.0 sec

Standing ¼-mile

14.0 sec

EPA-est Fuel Economy (MPG)

18 city/25 highway/21 combined

 

DIMENSIONS: (IN.)

Overall Length:

201.6 in.

Overall Width:

75.4 in.

Overall Height:

58.7 in.

Wheelbase:

122.2 in.

Max Cargo Capacity

15.3 cu. ft.

Curb Weight (Est.): ​​ 

4,662 lbs. (minimum) / 4,733 lbs. (maximum)

 

INTERIOR

Elegant by design but with a minimalist layout, the interior of the new 2019 Kia K900 provides drivers and passengers with a peaceful retreat that is simple, modern and comfortable. The cabin wraps around the driver, enhancing the sense of being cocooned from the outside. Flowing from the center of the dash and outward to the doors, surfaces are trimmed in a sophisticated combination of materials, with metal veneers and a choice of four open pore matte wood selections – Walnut, Beige Olive Ash and Engineered Wood. ​​ Soft leather balances the cabin’s harder natural surfaces in Black, Beige or two-tone Sienna Brown.

Ease of operation was improved, with interior switches and controls being reduced from 91 on the outgoing model to 73 on the new 2019 Kia K900. The driver helms the car with a heated leather steering wheel and a matching center console-mounted electronic gear shift knob. The seats are specially designed to help prevent phones and other small objects from falling underneath and out of reach. And, in order to improve outward visibility and interior brightness, the greenhouse has been enlarged.

The leather-trimmed premium seat design achieves the ultimate in luxury, premium quilted Nappa leather trim also is standard. The seats are well-contoured and shaped to deliver maximum support and comfort while minimizing fatigue for occupants, whether the K900 is straight-line cruising over a long distance or moving ambitiously over country roads.

To compensate for both cold and warm climates, the front seats are heated and ventilated. The standard 20-way adjustable driver seat is equipped with width-adjusting bolsters and lumbar support with power air cells and shoulder adjustments for exacting comfort. The front passenger seat is equipped with 16-way adjusters to find the ideal position.

The driver side rear seat and the passenger side rear seat will enjoy available 12-way and 14-way adjusters, respectively, as well as reclining capability, height-adjustable headrests and forward/aft, tilt up/down cushions. Rear seat heaters are standard, while ventilation is optional for the outboard rear seats. ​​ Enhancing back seat comfort are optional HVAC controls, which allow rear passengers to have separate fan controls from the front seat passengers.

TECH FEATURES

As expected, the all-new 2019 Kia K900 comes equipped with a wide array of advanced technology, connectivity and infotainment features. The center console features a tactile port dial that is both convenient and intuitive for driver operation of the 12.3-inch Human Machine Interface (HMI) touchscreen that displays maps, trip information, audio sources, climate controls and more. A newly designed, modem-based Premium Navigation system comes equipped with enhanced user-friendly features accessible via Kia’s UVO luxe sub-brand, dedicated exclusively to K900 owners. The UVO luxe offers a full suite of remote features through an embedded modem in the vehicle. UVO luxe telematics features can be used from the desktop, tablet, or dedicated UVO luxe app, and all three access points allow remote start, setting of preferred cabin temperature, or easy to use features, such as Find My Car. ​​ There’s also full connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and additional convenience comes from a wireless cell phone charger. A fully immersive driving experience is only complete with proper acoustics and the K900 delivers premium sound through a 900-watt 17-speaker Lexicon system.

When piloting the 2019 Kia K900, the driver will benefit from either a high-resolution seven-inch color TFT instrument cluster or an available 12.3-inch color TFT instrument cluster with graphics differentiated by the selected drive mode – Comfort, Eco, Sport or Custom. Beyond the gauges, there’s a standard 9.7-inch Head Up Display (HUD), teeming with content related to speed, navigation, audio, and driver assistance systems that allows the driver to focus more of their attention on the road ahead.

As part of Kia’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the 2019 K900 Surround View Monitor utilizes four cameras providing a 360-degree perspective with stitched images that provide a seamless view. Blind Spot View Monitor provides the driver with a live video feed of adjacent lanes in the instrument cluster and is activated via the turn signal. Utilizing the blind spot sensors, the K900 also enhances visual awareness by offering a haptic steering wheel that can help alert the driver by way of vibration in the event of a potentially unsafe lane change if the vehicle senses the presence of another vehicle or object.

Additionally, the K900 brings Lane Keep Assist System, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Lane Follow Assist, and Advanced Smart Cruise Control.

PRICING

MSRP for all 2019 Kia K900 is as follow:

MODEL

*MSRP

K900 Luxury V6

$59,900.00

VIP Package

$4,000.00

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ *Exclude destination charge: $995.00

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