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Kia Takes Wraps off of new (K9) KH Concept Flagship RWD Luxury Sedan 28
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Kia, Kia K9, Kia KH, News on 02 28th, 2012

In the realm of automotive game changers and earth shakers, Kia has received their official membership with the introduction of their all-new Kia flashship sedan (code named K9 and KH). Following several leaked sketches and teaser images, Kia has taken the wraps off of what will launch the Korean car brand into the cutthroat large Luxury sedan segment.

The new Kia luxury sedan, being Kia’s very first rear-wheel-drive large sedan, gets a new level of features and technologies to offer extreme value over its competitors. Being that the large-sedan luxury market is filled with several prestigious automobiles with a long lineage; the new Kia sedan will have its work cut out for it when it comes to the initial perception.

Having its underpinnings shared with the Hyundai Genesis and Equus, the new Kia will have an excellent base to work off of. The big 5.0-liter V8 powerplant as well-as the BMW-reminiscent looks won’t hurt things either. An official name for the new Kia has yet to be determined. The name K9 has been mentioned in some areas of the world while KH was its official code name. Kia wants Facebook fans to help them think of a name. You can do so by heading over to the official Kia Facebook page and give them your name selection.

2013 Kia KH rear-wheel-drive Flagship Sedan Teased 13
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Kia, Kia K9, Kia KH, News on 02 13th, 2012

The Korean automaker Kia looks to enter the rear-wheel-drive luxury market with a new sedan code named KH. The KH will be Kia’s first rear-wheel-drive sedan when it goes on sale in the automaker’s domestic market during the first half of this year.

The 2013 KH is just a speculated entity as Kia released new teaser photos with minimal details. What we do know is the 2013 KH will be built off of the Hyundai Equus luxury sedan’s platform. That means the Kia KH (previously thought to be the Kia K9), or whatever its name will be once officially introduced, is likely to be powered by a V8 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as in the Equus.

Over the years Kia has really changed their image for the better. Kia undoubtedly has some excellent vehicles for the American market remaining competitive against American and Asian brands. Seeing their first rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan on the streets would only help improve the brands image.

So far no word on whether Kia will bring the KH luxury sedan to our side of the pond. Launch plans have been kept quiet as markets for the KH are evaluated. A Kia luxury sedan would not be much of a surprise knowing how Kia has operated in the past with a synergized but undercover relationship with Hyundai.