Kia Company has revealed the primary official pictures of the K8, the primary mannequin after the model unveiled its new branding and emblem. The K8 additionally represents a brand new mannequin identify for Kia and is the primary mannequin to indicate the model’s new design identification in addition to the modern new Kia emblem.
The Kia K8 is the successor to the K7, also called Cadenza in some markets, and it’s Kia’s flagship sedan.
“Following our current firm rebrand, we preserve shifting towards our new model values with a brand new mannequin – the K8. This contemporary sedan has been designed with innovation and class at its very core,” mentioned Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia World Design Middle. “Whereas paying homage to the K7, the K8 seems to the longer term. Its progressive exterior takes on character and emotion, and combines these qualities with an expressive trying entrance and a dynamic swooping rear, giving the K8 a high-quality, premium presence that takes direct inspiration from a few of the world’s most technically superior yachts.”
When it comes to design, it will get a brand new signature frameless ‘tiger nostril’ grille which is built-in throughout the entrance bumper to provide a clear look. It options an intricate diamond lattice designed to specific the motion of sunshine. The entrance lamps embrace a flip sign that resembles a star may.
The elongated K8 (5,015mm) incorporates a sporty aspect profile with a dynamic character line that runs the size of the sedan and takes inspiration from yachts crusing throughout calm waters. A chrome end runs together with the DLO (Daylight Opening) line and the underside of the doorways and finishes on the rear lamp.
It additionally has a muscular rear-end that’s meant to provide the K8 a ‘fastback’ look. Working under the spoiler lip is the horizontal taillight that carries throughout the jewel patterned preparations from the entrance and aspect and connects the K8’s next-generation LED rear mild clusters.
As per the corporate, the K8 will supply a cushty but high-performance driving expertise that may complement the ‘firstclass’ inside. Kia additionally says that the K8 is due for market launch later this yr and extra data on it is going to be made out there later.