In the internet age, it is getting very difficult to hide secrets from the public. Politician’s private lifestyle gets exposed and images of pre-launch car model flood the world wide web. After Kia has released teaser sketches of the all new K9, the car was filmed in all its glory on a highway in South Korea.
Although the video is not in High Definition, it gives us a clear view of the front and rear styling. As mentioned in my previous article on the K9, it bears styling cues from the very successful BMW 5 series. However, according to Kia’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, he once admitted in an interview that the K9 will have styling inspired by the Maserati Quattroporte but I can’t see the resemblance.
The new Kia flagship model is based on its parent company’s Hyundai Genesis. Engine line will most likely include a 3.8L V6 with 333 bhp; 4.6L V8 with 385 bhp and a 5.0L V8 that churns out 429 bhp. The Kia K9 is expected to be revealed for its domestic market during the fall of this year. The rear-wheel drive model will be launched in Kia's domestic market towards the end of first half of 2012.