Spies have caught the all-new Kia K9 luxury sedan in Korea. The Kia K9 has been rumored to hit the South Korean market in spring 2012 as a 2013 model year. No official details about the car has been released as of yet, however, Kia fans over at Kia-World.net reported that the K9 luxury sedan shares powertrain technology with the 2011 Hyundai Equus.
Hyundai Equus sits on a rear-wheel drive platform, meaning the Kia K9 will become Kia's first ever rear-wheel-drive sedan. If rumors appear to be true, then the K9 will be powered by Hyundai's Tau V8 engine. It is not known which engine Hyundai will put under the hood of Kia's luxury car, but there are two options; the 4,6L V8 or 5,0L V8. In both cases, the V8 powerplant features GDI technology and churns out plenty of horsepower.
The 8-speed automatic transmission is also expected to be fitted under the hood of new Kia K9. Stay tuned for more news... [Photosource: bobaedream.co.kr]