Kia K900
evo India|JUNE 2018

The K900 is to Kia what the Santa Maria was to Christopher Columbus.

Aninda Sardar

THE YEAR WAS 1575 AD, Christopher Columbus and his crew were all set to sail and now they had their perfect galley. With a deck length of 17.7 metres and displacing over 100 tonnes, the Santa Maria would be the largest of the three ships and would be his flagship. In the case of Kia Motors that has just set foot into its new world, a.k.a India, its flagship sedan would have to be the K900 that we drove recently in South Korea.

Isn’t a Kia as good as a Hyundai? 

All major Kia cars, barring the Stinger, share their base platform with an equivalent Hyundai. In that sense, the K900’s existence is owed to the Hyundai Genesis. However, like all Kias, that’s where the resemblance ends, if you’re willing to get past the fact that both the K900 and the Genesis on which it’s based are designed as luxury limousines that CEOs of companies would be transported in.

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