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K9 Launch Show Recap May 8th, 2012

The Seoul Grand Hyatt hotel was the official location for the world premiere of K9, Kia’s new luxury sedan. The event took place last Wednesday and the atmosphere was bustling with excitement and high anticipation for the K9 to be finally unveiled from its silky gray covers. Here’s a photo summary and recap of the evening’s events for all of our Kia-Buzz readers out there, and be sure to stay tuned for a follow-up Kia TV episode that will highlight the debut as well.

After some snacks, refreshments and opening speeches by Kia management and designers, it was time to stop teasing and finally reveal the K9.

The event took place in a state of the art auditorium that set the mood with concert like lights, visuals and audio. After an impressive opening video, two K9s slowly rolled onto the stage, while three other K9s, displayed outside the auditorium, were simultaneously unveiled.

K9 in snow white pearl

Photo-op for the press with models

Launch show patrons got the chance to get hands on and explore the K9

Hood of the K9 opened to reveal its GDI engine

K9 will be offered with two GDI engine variations

Front view of the K9

Rear view of the K9

Interior of the K9

New adaptive headlights comprised of 16 individual LEDs

The K9’s elegance sweeps all the way to the taillights for an attractive finish

Displaying its allure, the K9 rests in serenity after an exciting night

The debut went off without a hitch, and we wish all of our Kia-Buzz readers could have been there to witness the event. We’re going to announce overseas markets soon along with the official overseas model name, so hold tight.

Want to see more photos?

We still have many more K9 launch show photos to share with you, so please visit our Flickr Page for more images.

  • Redmmmmm

    O Kia gods. The K9 is wonderful

  • Chrismac

    why build a big car when big car sales are draqmatically falling worldwide. THE OPTIMA IS AS BIG AS YOU NEED TO GO