May 3, 2012
Kia presented the technical specifications for the Korean version of the K9 sedan. Peter Schreyer’s creation comes with a 285 hp V6 and a eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 Kia K9 made its debut on the auto-market in South Korea. The model attacks the D segment, a completely new market for Kia.
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2012 Kia K9 Engine / Specs
The new 2012 Kia K9 is offered in only with a 3.8-liter V6 engine that develops 285 hp (213 kW/289 PS) and it is coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The automatic transmission is made entirely by Kia and promises timely acceleration, while the center console selector provides the driver four driving modes, which change the transmission settings, suspension, the response to acceleration and steering based on the driver’s preferences. Thus, Kia K9′s customers are provided with Eco, Normal, Sport and Snow modes, interchangeable at the push of a button.
Kia K9 comes with a new series of technical and technology features for the South Korean manufacturer.
The new sedan has a weight distribution between the axles close to 50/50, a bodywork from high strength steel and air suspension with electronic management. Depending on equipment level, the 2012 Kia K9 receives full-LED optical blocks, warning system when overcoming the road lane, blind spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control and camera system for a viewing angle of 360 degrees when executing a parking.
Kia K9 customers are provided with a VIP package which includes heated and ventilated rear seats, that can be angled to suit the two passengers. The two rear seats can receive support for knees, a sliding lower pillow and the front passenger seat can slide forward by pressing a button, if it’s not occupied, and its presence bothers the rear seat occupants.
2012 Kia K9 via | Kia