Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bucket Seat: Kia Motors K900 - First Impressions

KIA Motors has long being associated with making affordable quality cars for the medium to budget buyer but now they're changing their onset with the first glimpses of their new flagship luxury sedan. Aimed at taking on heavy weights in the sector like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7 Series, KIA's new K900 will have to be really special if it's going to persuade buyers to opt for their model instead of the tried and trusted. Having driven a host of the latest offerings from KIA and also seeing their new Stinger GT in the news more than often, they certainly are making a statement that they're not here just to settle for the market they have. Most of their cars already boast technological additions at a standard of which you'd have to pay an arm and a leg with the German offerings, and their engines are pretty solid too, with offering great fuel economy, if there is one area they need to concentrate on for the K900, it's the quality of the finishes as well as added bells and whistles. With these high end luxury cars, there's always new toys and features that owners like to boast about and I feel KIA have the people in place to do so, I mean they already say it will have an analog clock developed exclusively by Swiss watch brand Maruice Lacroix. I must be honest though, I expected more from the design of the car, the front isn't too bad but the rear just seems plain and boring. Sketches of the interior look promising, with KIA opting for the minimalist look but more technology driven,  it looks very similar to the BMW 7 Series though I'm hoping it will have more uniqueness about it. The all-new K900 will be manufactured in Kora and will go on sale across selected global markets from the second quarter of 2018. No word if it will be brought South Africa as yet. 

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