Kia is removing the cover piece by piece on the luxury sedan model K8, which reflects the brand’s new design philosophy. This stylish model, which we have seen before, with its interior and exterior design, is here with its technical details.
According to the information provided new Kia K8With a body length of 5015 mm, it will be a larger car than the model it replaces (K7 / Cadenza). At the entry level of the new Kia K8 1.6 liter T-GDI An updated version of the unit will be available, and the model in question will be launched in the first half of this year. If you are at a higher level 198 PS power and 248 Nm torque generating 2.5 liters GDI unit available. The unit in question has GDI and MPI double injection technology.
At the top of the new Kia K8, it has two different types of fuel 3.5 litre Smartstream unit is located. The engine in question GDI (direct gasoline injection) derivative 300 PS power and 359 Nm generating torque. We can convert as a liquid LPG system LPI In the (liquid propane injection) derivative, fuel economy improves, but power and torque drop to 240 PS and 314 Nm. According to Kia, in 2.5 and 3.5 liter engines 8-speed automatic transmission available.
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The cabin of the new Kia K8 also revealed
One of the most important features of the new Kia K8 is that the 3.5-liter Smartstream unit can be chosen with a four-wheel drive system. The system in question can distribute torque between the front and rear wheels according to the road and driving conditions. In addition, extra attention was paid to the insulation on the doors to ensure minimum NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). Vibration levels are also at odds with the minimum, thanks to the new vibration damper. In addition, the new K8 features McPherson front suspension and multi-link rear suspension layout.
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The living space of the K8 is also very comfortable and has advanced technologies. Ventilated seats, 12-inch digital screens, 12-inch head-up display, Meridian signed 14-speaker audio system, navigation-based adaptive cruise control and surround view camera system are among the striking features in this area. In addition, the ‘smart support’ feature for the driver’s seat also draws attention. The feature in question automatically adjusts the seat to sport mode when the vehicle goes above 130 km / h. This reduces the height of the hip area and strengthens the lateral supports.
Other safety technologies of the luxury sedan include advanced features such as forward collision avoidance assist, smart speed limit warning assist, highway driving assist 2 (HDA 2), reverse collision avoidance assist and smart parking assist with remote control.
The new Kia K8 will be available in Korea from next month, and then in selected European countries.