Kia at the 2018 New York International Auto Show April 6th, 2018
Kia excited fans and automobile enthusiasts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) with the world debut of the 2019 K900, Optima and the refreshed Grand Carnival (Sedona). The reveals were abundant in terms of design, technology, and power upgrades, sure to keep everyone on their toes for more to come in the future. Continue reading to find out more!
The all-new second-generation K900 combines a dignified and sophisticated exterior design, a beautifully crafted cabin featuring premium materials, and performance characteristics that befit a world-class flagship sedan. Reimagined in every way, the K900 brings an array of new systems and safety features with it, making it the most technologically advanced Kia ever.
Slightly longer and wider than its predecessor, the K900 actually looks tighter thanks to its reimagined proportions, especially with respect to its profile. Inspired by a design ethic called The Gravity of Prestige, the cabin represents elegance in design but minimalism in layout, providing drivers and passengers with a peaceful retreat that is simple, modern, and comfortable.
The all-new K900 is also equipped with a wide range of advanced technology, connectivity, and infotainment features, including but not limited to a Human Machine Interface (HMI) touch screen and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
This luxury vehicle is a truly sophisticated driving machine powered by a 3.3-liter twin turbo V6 engine – the same one that can be found in the highly acclaimed Stinger fastback sport sedan. This world-class engine boasts 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque and was recently named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for its exceptional responsiveness and refinement.
2019 Kia Optima
Refreshed 2019 Kia Optima is redesigned inside and out with expanded ADAS technology and European-inspired two-tone sport leather-trimmed seats, making it a more compelling midsize sedan. Drivers may also choose to further enhance the Optima line with new alloy wheel choices, ambient LED interior lighting, and a new Pass Red exterior color.
The 2019 Optima will also be available in four trim variants, all with their very own design enhancements. The full lineup features a number of ADAS features, a suite of technologies designed to work in concert to potentially lessen the severity of a collision or avoid it entirely.
2019 Kia Grand Carnival (Kia Sedona)
The refreshed 2019 Grand Carnival (also known as Kia Sedona in the North America regions) is a refined minivan that maintains the traditional functional convenience with ample space for passengers and cargo, but with more style, technology, and amenities.
Newly designed front and rear fascia give it a cohesive design with the other new models of Kia’s lineup. A new available rear-seat entertainment system along with many other convenience features keep the Grand Carnival’s technology ahead of the curve. Under its hood is a true 3.3-liter V6 that can now be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The NYIAS took place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from March 30th to April 8th. With the motor show season well underway, Kia continues to surprise. So make sure you stay tuned for more exciting news to come through all of our social channels!