2015 Kia K900: Unpretentious Luxury
October 30, 2014
A couple of months ago, Donna wrote how she felt "practically invisible" in our long-term 2015 Kia K900. I can relate to that. In my experience, the K900 just goes about its business without attracting much attention from other motorists. Only when people have had a few minutes to actually notice it do they get curious. And when they learn that it's a Kia and not a Lexus or BMW, they get even more interested.
Interestingly, the reactions haven't been of complete bewilderment. Perhaps that's because Kia has been doing some semi-upscale stuff with its Optima. People I've talked to just wanted to know more about it.
I suppose for some other car shoppers, though, having a Kia badge on the back is still going to be a turnoff. A luxury flagship sedan often serves just as much as a status symbol as it does for delivering palatial seating and effortless power. This isn't the car to try to one-up everybody at the yacht club.
But if you don't really care about that, the K900 could very well be the car for you. It has an unpretentious aura to it. Its styling is handsome but sedate. There's no outlandish, twin-turbo V12 engine under the hood. It's just a big, luxurious sedan that's here to coddle its driver and passengers and do it for a very fair price. For me, I can see that as very appealing.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor