Kia Names New Flagship

Previously codenamed KH and then known as the K9, Kia's new flagship sedan will be called Quoris when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this year.

The large sedan went on sale in Korea earlier this spring. The Quoris is Kia's first rear-wheel-drive sedan, but it's no surprise since corporate cousin, Hyundai, has been in the near-luxury rear-wheel-drive market for a few years now with its Genesis and Equus sedans.

According to a statement from Kia, Quoris "features a host of high-tech comfort and safety features, many of them never seen before on a Kia." Power will come from two versions of a 3.8-liter V-6; it'll make 286 horsepower or 330 hp and use an eight-speed automatic transmission. When the car lands in the U.S., we expect it to borrow a V-8 from the Genesis. Check back for more information later this year.

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Is it just me or does it look a lot like a copy of a BMW?


I know! Kia has so much more original designs for it's cheaper vehicles and they just directly copy BMW on this? And Quoris sounds really ugly. I really like the Optima, but this thing is just not great to me.


Looks like a fly.


I'll give it 2 years on the market before it dies a slow death. Hyundai/Kia needs to put their chips into a new luxury brand for this and the Genesis.


BMW in front Lexus LS in the back...The side vents are tacky as well


I definitely like this angriest of Kias. It has the looks of the german car with lots better reliablility. I predict it will be a hit.


Nice looking Buick Roadmaster..."...errrrr I mean KIA. Actually the front of this car
is U-G-L-Y.


I don't remember the last time I saw a front end so off-putting.


It's a unique name; I have no problem at all with it. The rest of the car, well...beautiful, it is NOT.

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