Kia Quoris Hitting the American Market in 2014
The Kia Quoris or K9 was unveiled by the South Korean automaker in 2012 as a replacement for the Opirus sedan in its home market. The Quoris is already sold in many countries around the Globe and it looks like the U.S. will be next.
In an interview with Automotive, one Kia official confirmed that the Quoris will arrive is the U.S. in 2014 and will be priced somewhere between $50k and $70k. If you are wondering how a company can sell models with such a wide price spectrum, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Michael Sprague, has the answer: "How is that any different than Mercedes-Benz selling cars from $30,000 to $150,000?"
While we await the Quoris arrival, Kia will remain busy by unveiling seven refreshed or all-new vehicles, plus slightly updated 2014 Kia Sedona minivan that Kia hopes will help improve sales.
Click past the jump to read more about the Kia Quoris.
The Quoris was previewed by the GT Concept that Kia unveiled in 2011 and is based on the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the Hyundai Genesis sedan.
Under the hood, Kia offers a choice of three gasoline engines, plus a diesel one for Europe. The lineup includes a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that delivers 333 horsepower, a 4.6-liter V-8 version delivering 385 horsepower and the top model will use a 5.0-liter V-8 with 429 horsepower.
The engines will mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, but by the time it arrives in the U.S. market, Kia may also offer a new 10-speed automatic transmission available.