Set to be launched in South Korea within the next few months, the KH is expected to be called either K9 or Oprius when it launches, although the final name is still being finalised.
External design has been described by Kia as “distinctive, modern and classic”. Prototypes of the KH have sported a dated-looking dashboard draped in leather, wood, metallic highlights, and plastics.
“Although launch timings for those overseas markets it will go to are yet to be confirmed, this all-new rear-wheel drive large sedan will definitely become the leading model of our global line-up, showcasing the best of the best of Kia.”
Equus sedan, itself based on the Genesis sedan, making it Kia's first rear-wheel-drive passenger car. The KH will feature state-of-the-art technology and will employ a series of V6 and V8 petrol engines all mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Although launch dates for international markets have yet to be announced, Kia has confirmed that the newcomer won't be available in Europe.