Today lets study about a car which is famous for its ‘Tiger Nose’ grille and the manufacturer from South Korea who rules Middle-East and USA with its product- KIA. This Korean based company is now planning to get a pre-dominant position in USA, Canada and Middle East markets with its new releases. Among those new releases 2014 KIA Quoris is one of the major cars in that Line-up. Way back in 2012 KIA produced its Quoris model for the first time and obtained a huge success. With this success, in 2012 KIA is planning to release a new model under its 2012 successful Label “Quoris”.
Apart from countries like USA, Canada and Middle-East, KIA is now concentrating on some European countries and as well as the Chinese markets with its new release. In order to face competition with European Manufactures, the car is all set to be well equipped with all the luxurious elements as European people love luxury cars more than any other segments. On the contrary Chinese people love performance oriented cars. So in order to win both the European and Chinese markets, the car is 100% required to be well equipped with luxury and performance manyfold. So KIA has designed a car with a power packed combination of both luxury and as well as performance, and that is the KIA 900 which is also called “Quoris”.
Tit Bits : KIA derived its name from Sino-Korean language which is translated to give a meaning as “rising out of Asia”. So the car which is designed at present by KIA is called as Quoris in Korea only, when it comes to Canada and U.S the car is to be called as the K900
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These are some of the technical specifications of this car. Check it out.
The technical specifications look quite solid and makes this car to be a potential competitor with well known brands. So let’s jump to reviewing the aspects of this car.
A head turner from every angle and also has an enhanced outer body, KIA has given this car a versatile and elegant look which attracts you at the first glance itself and thanks to its aerodynamic body designed by KIA motors that has brought this elegant feel to the car. The black chrome plated grille with black spokes inserted vertically and the LED fog lights on both sides in front of the car brings the KIA’s legacy of tiger nose look to this car. The tail lamps with LED toughing’s at the rear end of this car and alloy wheels makes this car look more classy and hip. The Power folding mirrors on sides, door scuff plates, and Keyless entry by using remote smart key has made this car quite impressive and astonishing. The best part of this car is the panoramic glass which is present on the top rear end of the car. This is adjustable by using a central control on the dash board and while driving to exotic locations, this feature might help you to get some picturesque moments from the car itself for sure. Overall the car’s exteriors are quite brilliant and dynamically engineered.
The car’s interiors are also quite impressive in par with the exteriors. When it comes to the car interiors, one which is considered as the center of attraction is the leather treatment it has recieved. The leather work on seats, Dashboard and some aspects of this car gives an aesthetic appeal to this car and crates a luxurious spell to the folks seated inside of this car. The standard interior features such as audio/Bluetooth wireless technology/cruise-control buttons mounted on Steering wheel, Push Button to Start/Stop, Auto-diming the rear view mirror with Home-link and compass, Driver information System, Power tilt and telescopic steering, audio system with 17 surrounded speakers powered by Lexicon have certainly increased the beauty of this car. Overall, interiors are good but it needs some more improvement in order to compete against German automobile legends, as this car was designed by considering the German market too.
Review: Engine & Performance:
This car is equipped with two different engines V6 (Low-end), V8 (High-End). Both of these engines are powered by the DOHC direct injection fuel system. The low end V6 can churn maximum power up to 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque and while the high-end V8 can produce a maximum amount of power up to 420 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. Both of these engines are powered by the all-new 8-speed transmission gear box for precise amount of power release. As far as the performance is considered, the car has the same ECO, NORMAL, Comfort mode in which the Eco-Mode offers higher rate of fuel-efficiency than the other two modes. The performance of this car on city roads is quite high with good turnings, decent fuel consumption and great power transmission.
The major advantage of this car is its suspension. The car is powered by standard 18-inch alloy wheels (Low-end), and 19-inch chrome wheels (High-end). To support both these two variants, KIA has offered an advanced, five-link, fully independent front and rear suspension. Due to this the car is resistant against the friction aspects, and the shock absorber absorbs the impacts.
The K900 is powered by several safety measures such as the Driver Information Display, distinctive airbags range as much as 9-Airbags with advanced shock absorption technology, and Knee Pad air bags, Surround View Monitor, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Blind spot detection, ABS, Traction Control etc. These safety measures certainly increase the safety quotient of this car.
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Brand of cars to consider before buying this are:
- Hyundai Equus.
- BMW 7 Series
- Audi A7
- Lexus LS460
- Engine and performance
- Standard equipment usage
- Very neat and clean looks
- Interiors not up to expectations.
Overall the car looks quite good and has all the necessary features, but the interiors need to be improved to tackle the German flagships. The biggest factor that can help this car to gain momentum in the German market is its price tag, as the price looks pretty descent !