New Kia K900 Premium model drops entry price to $55k

Kia USA has reduced the price of entry to its slow-selling rear-wheel drive V8 flagship, the K900, by introducing a new Premium trim model.

The 2015 Kia K900 model now consists for an entry-level US$55,400 Premium model and a top-spec US$59,500 Luxury edition; these two models replace the solitary US$60,400 K900 from 2014.

All models are powered by a 5-litre V8 with 420hp (313kW) and 376 lb-ft (510Nm). Power is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. In base trim the K900 weighs a hefty 4,555 pounds (2,066kg).

Standard features on the Premium include xenon headlights, auto dimming wing mirrors, LED fog lights and tail-lights, de-icing windshield wipers, 19-inch alloy wheels, 14-speaker audio system, interior ambient lighting, rear sunshades, heated front and rear seats, seat cooling for the driver and front passenger, and aluminium interior trim.

The Luxury model gains LED headlights, a chrome grille, chromed 19-inch alloy wheels, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning system, heated steering wheel, and wood interior trim. There’s also a 900W 17-speaker Logic7 audio system with external amplifier and subwoofer.

Optional features on Luxury model extend to surround view camera system, adaptive cruise control, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, head-up display, soft closing doors, split-opening centre console bin armrest, and reclining rear seats with ventilation.


Length: 5,095mm / 200.6 inches
Width: 1,900mm / 74.8 inches
Height: 1,486mm / 58.5 inches
Wheelbase: 5,077mm / 119.9 inches

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

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New Kia K900 Premium model drops entry price to $55k