All-New 2022 Kia K8 Sedan

Kia K8 Sedan Specs Reveal More Power And AWD Available.

Kia unveiled the new sedan K8, the technical specifications of what will be a larger car since the sedan now stretches at 197.4-inches long. The pre-orders are already open in Korea. The flagship K8 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine, producing 296 horsepower and 359 Nm of torque. While the horsepower and torque bump is marginal a more important novelty is the addition of an all-wheel-drive system for this top tier variant.

Kia will sell the 3.5-liter engine with liquid propane injection, alongside the gasoline direct injection, in which case the six-cylinder unit is rated with a lower output of 237 horsepower and 314Nm. There is no word about a diesel for the time being, which could be a sign there will not be a CRDi powered K8.

The midrange K8 will rely on a smaller four-cylinder, 2.5-liter powertrain producing 195 horsepower and 248 Nm peak torque. Both the 3.5 and 2.5 engines will be hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission. A base variant is also planned with a 1.6-liter engine and is scheduled to arrive in the following months.

Inside, there is a curved scoreboard a virtual tidy and a multimedia system screen combined with each other diagonal 12.3-inches of each screen. The sedan also got a touchscreen control panel, for three zone climate control and multimedia, they can also be configured using voice. Wood and metal are used for decoration, armchairs can be upholstered in Nappa leather. The driver seat is not only electrically adjustable, but also air pockets in the hips, and back for optimal comfort, the length of the lower part can be adjusted, plus there is a function of smart support, at speeds over 130 kilometer per hour or when the sport mode is activated tightly snuggles to the body. This seat is called Ergo Motion in Kia. All seats have ventilation and heating.

The list of equipment is quite extensive as it includes everything from ventilated seats, and a 12-inch head-up display to Kia first Meridian sound system, with 14 speakers and pair of 12-inch digital screens. Navigation based adaptive cruise control, all round cameras, collision avoidance systems, an updated highway assistant, maintains the specified distance and speed to the car in front and levels the car even on a curved section and remote parking.

The all-new Kia K8 on sale next month in South Korea before reaching global markets.

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