Kia Motors has revealed the first official sketches of its all-new flagship sedan.
Codenamed KH, the new model is Kia’s first ever rear-wheel drive sedan. The KH is among the company’s most eagerly anticipated new models and will launch in Kia’s domestic market of Korea in the first half of 2012.
There is no timing in place for a North American launch.
The design concept behind KH is ’distinctive, modern and classic,’ which is expressed through sophisticated, technically-advanced elements combined with Kia’s existing dynamic design language.
The new model features Kia’s signature grille flanked by modern headlamps. According to the company, the vehicle’s profile was a key focus for Kia’s designers during development.
Soon-Nam Lee, Kia’s director of the overseas marketing group, says the new flagship sedan integrates all of Kia’s capabilities with design, performance, high-tech features and infotainment.
“Although launch timings for overseas markets are yet to be confirmed, this all-new rear-wheel drive large sedan will definitely become the leading model of our line-up around the world, showcasing the best of the best of Kia.”