• Teaser sketch of Kia’s new luxury car revealed in South Korea

Kia’s foray to the luxury-car market took a step forward when the brand revealed a sketch of the ‘K9’ at a design conference in its homeland of South Korea last week.

Teaser sketch of Kia's new luxury car revealed in South Korea
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Unveiled by the company’s chief designer Peter Schreyer – the same man behind Audi’s enormously-successful Audi TT – the ‘K9’ is expected to be Kia’s entry to the world of luxury sedans where it is expected to go up against highly-touted cars like the 2010 BMW 7-Series and the 2011 Audi A8.
While there are no concrete details about the car except for the little sketch that was revealed, there are rumors that the ‘K9’ – the car’s real name has yet to be revealed – is going to have a V8 engine and an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Like we said, information has so far been scarce, but as soon as any developments surrounding this car comes out, we’ll be sure to keep everyone updated.


Source: About Car Korea

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  (612) posted on 02.2.2010

well that’s was quite good, and 8tranny kia? it looks like a sports car and not a luxury one.

  (554) posted on 01.11.2010

8 speed transmission? That will be a good concept and if they will succeed on this one, maybe the competition of sedan line-up will be tough but I will be bias on the node of beating up the Audi R8 which I do think that it’s the one to be beaten onto the sedan cars this 2010.

  (778) posted on 12.13.2009

kia’s designers are really keeping up with the big boys around the world. sure thing it’s fast because they are making it a V8 engine and 8Speed Tranny.

  (807) posted on 12.13.2009

Wow! A designer of AudiTT on this new Kia car, I will expect a good design on this one because as of the moment, KIA needs a lot of improvement and it may help a lot if they can release a good car that’s well-design.

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