If last night's FIRST shots of the 2015 Kia K900 weren't enough for you, well, we've got boatloads more care of Agent 001 today.
That's because he's add another 150 or so shots to the gallery from the Newport Beach event.
Today, if you can't tell from his shots, mostly covered the presentation and exactly why Kia decided to introduce this vehicle the American market. Of course it's a bit tough to swallow the idea of a V8, $59,000 Kia but there's a couple things in their slides that seem to add up. Take, for instance, it's target customer that will have a different mindset.
Essentially, tradition and heritage takes a backseat for this person and they consider technology and reliability a higher priority in their purchasing decision.
And, according to 001 who sent me some interesting notes, this is a SERIOUS contender. That's because he says it's the best driving and handling large Asian sedan on the market right now. It surpasses the Lexus LS and obsoletes its sister company's effort in the Hyundai Equus.
001 finds it difficult for Kia to gain customer's attention with 15 mpg in the city although he was able to obtain 17/23, city/highway, respectively. In addition, keep in mind that a V6 K900 will be along soon enough and it will have a lower barrier of entry at approximately $50,000.
TWO lasting impressions on 001:
1) The Harmon Kardon Lexicon sound system is KILLER, and;
2) The MUST have color combination will be the metallic white exterior with the two-tone white/black interior.
So, you have to ask yourself: has Kia pulled a Lexus and CHANGED the luxury car matrix?
2015 Kia K900