US: 2016 Kia K900 boasts a new base option with V6 engine onboard image

The South Korean automaker has recently introduced for the 2016 K900 a new entry-level version boasting a new 3.8-liter V6 engine for the US market.

The all new base model will reach dealer showrooms fairly quickly, with the new version sporting under the hood a new 3.8-liter V6 engine churning out 311 bhp (231 kW) and 293 lb-ft (396 Nm) of torque. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission it comes with rear-wheel drive and EPA efficiency is stated at 17 mpg city / 26 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. Besides the new powerplant, the 2016 K900 also include mild revisions such as a modified radiator grille, a new rear bumper and updated exhaust pipes. We also noticed the updated taillights, the addition of more chrome stripping and the tweaked 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel options. Also, the K900 boasts the new Smart Power Trunk that will automatically open if the key fob sits near the deck lid for more than three seconds.

As for the interior the revisions are even milder, though customers will notice the updated navigation system with a 9.2-inch screen, complete with the new UVO Luxury Services that include such amenities as remote engine start/stop, climate control system inputs and door lock/unlock via the associated UVO app on a smartphone. Prices for the 2016 K900 start at $49,000, with the V8 performance upgrade starting at $61,900. Pricing excludes the destination charge and comes in significantly lower sine the 2015 K900 predecessor could be had starting at $54,500.