• Kia K900 flagship sedan

Kia Rolls out a Trio in New York

The New York International Auto Show was the scene for the world premiere of the second generation Kia K900 flagship sedan.

Jim Robinson By: Jim Robinson March 30, 2018

NEW YORK, NY: Kia showed three vehicles at the New York International Auto Show lead by the world premiere of the 2019 K900 flagship sedan.

Kia says this second generation model is “reimagined in every way” while being the most technologically advanced vehicle in the brand’s history.

It is powered by the latest version of Kia’s 3.3-litre twin turbo V6 producing 365 hp and 376 lb/ft of torque mated to the second-generation, in-house designed eight-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire gear selection.

Traction comes from Kia’s standard full-time Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control all-wheel drive system that is electronically controlled depending on road conditions. Rear-biased, the system can transfer up to 50 per cent of torque to the front wheels.

Extensive aerodynamic work was done on the K900 to reduce drag including wheel air curtains and full underbody panels.

The sumptuous interior features the use of metal veneers and a choice of four open pore matte wood selections – Walnut, Brown Olive Ash, Beige Olive Ash and Engineered Wood.

The Pantone Color Institute created a new mood lighting system with seven custom hues taken from the oceans, forests, skies, the Aurora Borealis and other inspirations from nature.

Connectivity features a new 12.3-inch touchscreen with an enhanced infotainment coupled to the UVO Luxe system designed exclusively for K900 owners.


Kia describes the changed made to the 2019 Sedona minivan as “subtle yet significant.”

The tried and true 3.3-litre V6 is now fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Infinity sound system has been replaced by an optional Harmon Kardon premium unit with eight speakers.

Available in seven- and eight-seat configurations, owners still are offered the choice of an available second row Slide-N-Stow seats or second row “First Class” reclining lounge seats with footrests.

The Sedona also keeps its available third row which provides the convenience of a split folding 60/40, in-floor-retractable design.

The full suite of driver and safety features includes Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC), Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCW), Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), and for the first time, Driver Attention Warning (DAW).


Also on the Kia stand was the refreshed 2019 Optima mid-size sedan with features such as new alloy wheel choices, ambient LED interior lighting and a new Passion Red exterior colour.

Standard features include Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning.

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