USA: 2016 Kia K900 gets V6 engine and improved features

December 30, 2015

The Kia K900, the brand’s luxury flagship sedan, has received interior, exterior as well as powertrain updates to make it a more enticing option for buyers for model year 2016 in the U.S. market.

The 2016 Kia K900 is available in three trims: V6 Premium, V6 Luxury and V8 Luxury. Exterior revisions include the honeycomb grille at the front, while the flanks receive 18-inch wheels for the V6 and 19-inch chrome wheels for the V8 model. The posterior features most of the changes and gets updated chrome trim, revised exhausts, horizontal reflectors, new bumpers and redesigned tail lights.


The cabin gets an improved navigation system that is accessed via a 9.2-inch HD touchscreen display. The 2016 Kia K900 also features premium audio and UVO luxury services that now come with an embedded modem. This enables direct communication with the vehicle and enables functions such as remote start/stop, remote lock/unlock and remote climate control through the UVO app.

The K900 V6 Premium is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 gasoline engine that produces 311 hp and 293 lb.-ft. (397 Nm) of torque. The V6 Luxury features the same engine with same output figures. The V8 Luxury however, gains power from a 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine generating 420 hp and 376 lb.-ft. (510 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission that comes with paddle shifters. The V6 engine-powered trims delivers a combined fuel economy of 20 mpg (8.50 km/l) and the V8 engine-powered Luxury trim delivers a combined fuel economy of 18 mpg (7.65 km/l).


The 2016 Kia K900 comes with advanced technologies such as Smart Power Trunk that opens the trunk automatically when the key fob is sensed near the deck lid for more than three seconds. Other noteworthy features include Smart Shift and Drive and optional Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).

The price for the entire range is mentioned below:

Model Description Msrp
K900 Premium V6 3.8L GDI V6 – 8 A/T US$49,000.00
K900 Luxury V6 3.8L GDI V6 – 8 A/T US$54,900.00
K900 Luxury V8 5.0L GDI V8 – 8 A/T US$61,900.00

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