Korean carmaker Kia Motors Corp. revealed the first sketches of what will be its all-new flagship sedan. It’s codenamed “KH,” and it shares a platform with the Equus, Hyundai’s top-of-the-line rwd sedan.
The design concept behind KH is “distinctive, modern and classic”, which is expressed through sophisticated, technically-advanced elements combined with Kia’s existing dynamic design language to create a vehicle that truly stands out from its competitors.
As Kia’s first-ever rear-wheel drive sedan, the new model unites “innovative design with high-tech features,” according to the company, and can be expected to be packaged will a veritable cornucopia of radars, proximity sensors and touch screens.
The sketches also reveal a bold front-end design inspired by the look of Kia’s recent GT Concept and featuring the automaker’s family-look radiator grille and modern, tapered-back headlamps.
Details for the new model have not been released, although it is likely that Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan will donate its platform, along with its V6 and V8 powertrains, to the new Kia.
If that’s the case, the new large sedan will become the most powerful model ever offered by Kia, delivering 248kW in 3.8 litre V6 form and 320kW with the 5.0 litre V8.
The car will be sold around the world, according to a press release issued Sunday night. Still, a spokesman in Korea declined to say if the KH is coming to the United States.