2017 Kia K900 – Release Date, News and Rumors

The 2017 Kia K900 is a premium luxury sedan that ensures all of its occupants get all the luxury trappings without breaking the bank. However, it suffers from lack of engineering and refinement sophistication offered by its costly rivals, nonetheless, it’s a legitimate luxury sedan that offers similar comfort, size, and quality at a rock-bottom price. The Kia K900 USA release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Kia K900 auto show, side view, red color

Some of the highlights that define the Kia K900 2017 include a generous warranty coverage, lots of value in terms of interior features and technologies, whisper-quiet cabin, and a soft ride quality.

2017 Kia K900 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Much might be said about the new vehicle but the most significant reason that makes many ponder the K900 is its value proposition. For an MSRP starting from $50,000, you get a wealth of standard equipment and spacious interior accommodations fit for a King. In fact, there’s no other luxury sedan within that price range that can match what the K900 offers. It’s unparalleled.

2017 Kia K900 silver color, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

Alas, let’s call a spade a spade. There are a bunch of reasons why people rush to get the pricier alternatives instead of the K900. First is, of course, the badge. The marque has undoubtedly come from a long way, nevertheless, it is playing on a totally different court, one that features all the stars such as Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Audi, and others. Despite the premium price that you pay to drive one of these vehicles, there are lots of values you get including an overall refinement, driving dynamics, interior quality, superior performance, and feature content. Sit behind the wheel of any of these models and you’ll quickly realize why the K900 costs that less.

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If you’re completely sold out on prudence, some of the rivals in this class to consider include the Lexus LS 460, Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Lexus LS 460 price starts from an MSRP of $72,520, and for that you get an impressively smooth ride quality, a strong reputation for reliability, painstaking construction, smooth ride quality, and opulent backseat. The 2017 LS 460 release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

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2017 Kia K900 Review of Trims

Three trims are available for the 2017 Kia K900: Luxury V6, Premium V6, and Luxury V8. Slight changes on the trim lineup may be experienced on its release date.

2017 Kia K900 Changes on Exterior & Interior

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Some of the standard accessories available on the base Premium V6 model include automatic xenon headlights, front and rear parking cameras, keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free power liftgate, LED running lights and foglights auto-dimming rearview mirrors, eighteen-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and power-folding outside mirrors.

2017 Kia K900 interior, leather seats

The Kia K900 interior gets you a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a leather upholstery, driver memory settings, an eight-way power front seats, heated outboard rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 14-speaker sound system, a 9.2” central infotainment system, a media player interface, a navigation system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, ventilated and heated front seats, and a rear USB charging port.

2017 Kia K900 interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Opting for the 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V6 gets you a heated steering wheel, upgraded leather upholstery, wood and metal trimmings, a credit-card-sized key fob, nineteen-inch wheels, rear-cross traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera, an automatic emergency braking system, a four-way passenger lumbar, a heads-up display, and LED headlights.

2017 Kia K900 auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Kia K900 Specs For The Engine

Two engine beneath the hood of the 2017 Kia K900 is the source of motivation for the vehicle. It comes equipped with a 3.8L V6 engine rated at 311 horsepower and 293 lbs. ft. of torque, pairing is done with the rear-wheel drive and the eight-speed automatic system.

2017 Kia K900 engine

More gonzo is offered by the 2017 Kia K900 Luxury V8 that gets a 5.0L V8 rated at 420 horsepower and 376 pounds-feet of torque. This power allows the vehicle to run from 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds.

Fuel economy with the RWD V6 returns 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/23/18 mpg with the RWD V8. There is no AWD option.

2017 Kia K900 Release Date & Price

2017 Kia K900 release date

Rumors within the media and industry circles allege the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

The 2017 Kia K900 price starts from an MSRP of $50,000

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2017 Kia Sedona Release Date, Specs and Review

While retaining Kia’s traditional pricing and style, the fresh 2017 Kia Sedona offers plenty of upscale style and features. We highly recommend it for anyone looking for value, serene cabin, sedan-like cockpit and dashboard, and a versatile and practical second-row seat designs. We should look forward to its release come June next year.

2017 Kia Sedona side view, alloy wheels and grille

While the minivan model has endured much ridicule for years unending, the Sedona is probably the best thing that promises to shape the future of minivans. The 2017 Sedona comes with classy-looking gauges, easy to use console-mounted shift lever, and lots of extra storage space apart from the conventional copious volumes a minivan is expected to offer.

2017 Kia Sedona front view, headlights

Interior wise, you get soft-to-touch materials and comfortable seats. The “Slid-and-Stow” second-row middle seats makes possible a seating capacity for eight. With a minivan like Sedona, you won’t have to worry about inadequate head-and legroom despite having three rows of seats as is often the case with large SUVs.

2017 Kia Sedona side view, alloy wheels

With 33.9 cubic feet of cargo volume available for your luggage, there is virtually nothing to complain about during log trips and vacations. Still not enough? Well, you can still free up an additional 45 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are folded into the floor.

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Nevertheless, the Sedona scores poorly in terms of fuel ratings relative to its rivals. Therefore, it will be worthwhile to look around before deciding to make the purchase once it is available. The 2017 Honda Odyssey although coming with a steeper price, offers a laudable fuel economy rating than the Sedona. One of our favorites and arguably one of the best minivan to have is the 2017 Toyota Sienna, it runs neck and neck with the Odyssey but its SE trim offers one of the best features you can get with a minivan.

2017 Kia Sedona black color, side view, alloy wheels, headlights

Lastly, you can check out the Dodge Grand Caravan for 2017. It offers an attractive pricing and value. When all is said and done, the Sedona remains the best choice for those seeking for an antidote to soul-sucking minivan-itis.

Trims Available – Kia Sedona

Once available, the Sedona for 2017 will be offered in five trims: SX-L, SX, EX, LX, and the base L.

Interior Review & 2017 Kia Sedona Exterior Colors

With the base L model, you get standard dual gloveboxes, a driver height adjustment, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a split-folding third row seat, second-row Slide-n-Stow collapsible seats, cruise control, stain-resistant fabric upholstery, and manual front seats.

Electronic features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB port, a CD player, a four-speaker sound system, and a media player interface.

2017 Kia Sedona steering wheel, dasboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

The LX trim offers Kia’s Uvo eServices emergency communications, a rearview camera, a 4.3” infotainment display, exterior power-folding mirrors, two extra speakers, voice controls, an eight-way power driver seat, roof rails, headlight LED accents, and tinted rear windows.

Opting for the EX gets you keyless ignition and entry, front heated seats, two extra USB ports, HD and satellite radio, automatic climate control, a refrigerated lower glovebox, an eight-speaker Infiniti audio system, power sliding doors, an adjustable-height electronic liftgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, HD radio, rear sunshades, and foglights.

2017 Kia Sedona interior, leather seats

The SX will pack driver memory settings, a 115-V power outlet, voice controls, an 8” infotainment display, an eight-way passenger power seat, four-way power driver lumbar, an upgraded gauge cluster, LED taillights, selectable drive modes, ventilated front seats, rear-cross traffic alerts, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

2017 Kia Sedona front view, headlights and alloy wheels

At the top of the trim lineup is dual power sunroofs, extendable leg rests, second-row lounge seats, upgraded leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, 19-inch wheels, airplane winged headrests, and a heated steering wheel.

2017 Kia Sedona Engine Specifications

All the 2017 Kia Sedona models come equipped with a 3.3L V6 engine rated at 276 hp and 248 lbs. ft. of torque under their hoods. This power is routed to the front wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmissions system.

Installation of the optional hitch allows the Sedona to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 3,500lbs.

2017 Kia Sedona engine

Eight seconds is all that you need to accelerate to 60 mph. This is an average acceleration for the class, but we hope Kia will announce an additional powerplant soon with better ratings.

The L, LX, and EX trims are estimated to offer EPA fuel consumption ratings of 18/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The SX betters the figures by 1 mpg except in the city.

Date Of Release & Price – Kia Sedona For 2017

We should look forward to its release come June next year. Granted its improved features and technologies, a price increment over the outgoing model isn’t foreseeable considering the stiff rivalry in the segment. So, a base MSRP of $26,400 is likely.

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New 2020 Kia Soul – Release Date and Review

The new 2020 Kia Soul is a great choice for an urban commuter looking for an extensive feature list, fun-to-drive attitude, funky styling, and a wagon-based functionality. Other highlights include excellent crash test scores, loads of available features, a long warranty, user-friendly controls, and plenty of passenger and cargo space. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year, if online rumors are anything to go by. 

2020 Kia Soul side view, silver color, alloy wheels

A death knell for tall, boxy wagons has already been sounded due to the meteoric rise of compact and subcompact crossovers. The new model is now the hyped up version of the dearly departed Nissan Cube and Scion xB and is their official squared torch bearer. The Soul offers a personality and styling that very few cars in those categories an match, as it’s a funky car that combines both the qualities of a compact crossover and those of a tall hatchback.

2020 Kia Soul rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

It is immensely practical and its boxy design affords it more usable space than some small crossovers and hatchbacks. The interior space is voluptuous and even the backseat occupants will find both the head- and leg room ample. Further aback, the cargo space may seem modest but this can be solved by folding the rear seats, which almost triples the volume.

2020 Kia Soul front view, exterior, green color, headlights and grille

There are plenty of standard and optional features available for the Soul, however, the latter can impact immensely on it price tag especially if you opt for the ventilated and heated front seats, and premium leather upholstery.

2020  Kia Soul side view, exterior, alloy wheels

Foibles do exist on the 2020 Kia Soul. They include the unexceptional fuel economy ratings that come in somewhere between the compact and subcompact crossovers. The models equipped with 18” wheels have the possibilities of impacting negatively on the ride quality, and, last but not least, is the invasive road noise at speed due to its boxy shape.

2020 Kia Soul exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

There are hopefully a plethora of other appealing and compelling choices in the segment including the Honda HR-V, Mazda 3, Volkswagen SportWagen, Jeep Renegade, and the Ford Focus.

2020 Kia Soul – Trims Offered

The five-seat wagon is available in + (Plus), base, and ! (Exclaim).

Exterior Colors & 2020 Kia Soul Interior Review

2020 Kia Soul front angle headlights and grille

The base model’s list of features include a rear folding 60/40-split seatbacks, full power accessories, a 4.3” touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an adjustable driver’s seats height, a rear privacy glass, 16” alloy wheels, a cloth upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights, an auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker sound system, driver-selectable steering settings, satellite and HD radio, and cruise control.

2020 Kia Soul interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

Upgrading to the Soul + trim models gets you everything on the base plus an upgraded cloth upholstery, a gloss black grille, a front seat center armrest, keyless entry, foglights, a more powerful engine, a cargo cover, a rear-seat foldable armrest, and a 12-V power outlet.

2020 Kia Soul rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Options offered for the Soul + model include a simulated leather cabin trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8” touchscreen interface, Kia’s Uvo eServices infotainment service, an automatic climate control, HD and satellite radio, and upgraded interior accents.

2020 Kia Soul interior, side view, leather seats

The Soul!, on top of what the Soul + offers, adds a rearview auto-dimming mirror, power-folding side mirrors, chrome interior accents, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather upholstery, body-colored bumpers and fascia accents. More surprises should be expected on its release date in terms of the features and technologies, packages, and color palette offered.

2020 Kia Soul trunk, view

Options available for the Soul! Include a special leather upholstery, forward collision warning, xenon headlights, a lane-departure warning system, and LED taillights.

2020 Kia Soul Engine Specs

Inspiration for the 2020 Kia Soul is offered by two engines: a base four-cylinder 1.6L engine rated at 130 hp and 118 lbs. ft. of torque, and a 2.0L four-cylinder engine able to churn out 164 horsepower and 151 pounds-ft. of torque.

The base mill is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission system while the 2.0L models are offered with a 6-speed auto transmission system.

2020 Kia Soul engine view

The fuel economy estimations for the base model stand at 24/30/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 24/31/27 mpg for the Soul! and + models.

Zipping from 0-60 miles with the Soul! Needs about 8.7 seconds – a rather lackluster acceleration in its segment.

2020 Kia Soul Release Date & Price

2020 Kia Soul Release date

A starting MSRP of about $15,800 and $31,950 should be expected for the 2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV respectively. Its release date should be expected in the middle of 2020 .

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