All-new 2019 Kia K900's interior mixes minimalist approach with advanced tech
It's the first official preview of the luxury sedan's cabin
Kia continues the teasing campaign for its all-new 2019 K900 flagship luxury sedan with the release of the first interior design sketch. The teaser image reveals a wrap-around cabin with a minimalist look and a luxurious mix of materials, dominated by Kia's new Human Machine Interface (HMI).
Styled by Kia's global design headquarters in Namyang, Korea and the brand's U.S. design studio in Irvine, California, the cabin adopts a clean look that combines luxury with the latest technology. It looks a bit generic, though: if one covered the Kia badge on the steering wheel, it would be hard to guess the name of this car. Still, it's a progress compared to the first generation K900 which featured a more cluttered, old-school cabin.
Kia describes the interior as "refined and luxurious," thanks to a "sophisticated combination of materials" such as tactile wood and metal veneers, genuine leather, and soft-touch surfaces. The dashboard is dominated by the 12.3-inch central touchscreen from which surfaces flow outwards to the doors.
The big screen works in conjunction with an equally big, fully-digital instrument panel, with the HMI also featuring an intelligent lighting control system that only illuminates when it detects the driver's hand reaching for a switch on the dash. The K900 gains chromotherapy ambient mood lighting as well, with a total of 64 colors and seven themes available.
The all-new K900 (also known as the K9 and Quoris) will have its world debut at the New York Auto Show (March 30-April 8) and will go on sale across selected global markets from the second quarter of 2018.