Kia (K9) RWD concept.

Peter Schreyer heads up the Kia design team at the moment, and he is of course the person who led Audi out of the dark days and into the light with designs such as the 8N MK1 Audi TT, B5 A4, C5 A6, and many other great designs.  This is Schreyer’s latest design for Kia.

This is Kia’s foray into the wide world of luxury sedans, and supposedly going to be named the “K9” which, I have to say is a completely juvenile choice in name—reminds me of a clumsy police unit on an old TV show.   But the design? It looks fantastic.  Sure there are cues of the ‘coupe-sedan’ trend that’s going on, and Schreyer has always added Audi bits into his Kia designs (in this case, a healthy bit of A7 swooping)—but this looks fresh and edgy, almost making me think that if Lamborghini introduced a sub-$100k sedan—it would probably look like this.  I hope they build it.

Oh, and Jaguar need to pull their heads out of their asses and hire a guy like Schreyer to design stuff like this for them…i could definitely see this car with a Jaguar badge more than a Kia badge.

and look at the side-view mirrors…they are video cameras! SWEET!

source: Road & Track

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2 thoughts on “Kia (K9) RWD concept.

  1. my guess is that this will get a different name for global markets. k[#] is a KDM naming scheme— e.g., the optima here is sold as the k5 there.

  2. Razvan says:

    I`ll bet Kia isn`t to build this …nor a version similar to this.I don`t think they have the power to come in CLC/A7/Panamera territory.I don`t know what rivals whould have in the states(Hyundai is working great I`ve read) but here in Europe it either would have a hard time OR would be an instant hit(low price compared to competition)

    I`m very curios how this would turn up ..

    Regards,

    Razvan

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