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Wow, total US sales of the 2019 K900 was only 390.

https://www.motor1.com/news/391221/k...-sales-report/

I personally wouldn't buy one based on how they dumbed it down to not directly compete with the G90, but I would not have guessed it would be that low. Could 2020 be another 2018?

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KIA doesn't sell a lot of K900, and I'm surprised. I traded my K900 in on a 2018 Genesis G90 and KIA treated me a lot better with any problems or concerns than Genesis ever has. Genesis sold me a new car that is a total piece of crap. I had leased the car and since I live in Arizona they will not allow a lemon law. Air bags went out 28 times in first year. Genesis was going to be a luxury brand but told me it was just to bad that I got that car.
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I think KIA built the K900 just to show they could. I fully expect it to be quietly killed in ~2021. I wish KIA had put some , any advertisement dollars behind it. They don't even show I on the podium with the rest of their portfolio during commercials.
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It's a pity that every single reviewer feels compelled to make fun of it, even when admitting it's a good car. Like this:


https://jalopnik.com/the-kia-k900-is...dan-1840520794

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I'm not surprised.... It's been on the decline for years. Removal of the Moon roof. Smaller truck space. No Promo
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Would buy a 2019 in a heartbeat.. if I didn't already enjoy my 2015 VIP version so much. Call it a Grandpa car all you will (I don't pay attention to arrogant reviewer pr..ks). I got mine used for less than a well optioned Camry and still only has less then 44000 miles. But hey, I actually am a Grandpa so it fits.

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This site confirms: Kia K900 US car sales figures We're definitely driving unicorns, that's for sure.



I don't get the "dumbed it down vs. the G90" comment though. The G90 starts at 6K over the highest possible MSRP of the K900 (2019)....which wasn't going for MSRP anyway. I got mine out of the dealership's showroom floor with < 20 miles on it at 11.2K below MSRP (with VIP package). I would've had a hard time getting a fully loaded Telluride for that price, since those were selling at a premium. I did speak briefly to a Genesis dealer when considering my K900 and it was clear they weren't wiggling on price much at all. 70K was within my affordability ballpark but not within my willingness to buy; that's just dumb money for any car.



G90 looks to have better wood, and I tend to prefer an integrated screen to the one that looks like it was dropped onto the top of the dash. It certainly has the V8 engine. But otherwise, I don't find it's style appealing, at all. The extra marker lights look weird with the 'extension' of the front headlights to the other side of the front wheels (and I'm a guy who loves LED bling everywhere), the wheel hubs are hideous, and that ginormous grill is just a caricature of what a luxury vehicle should look like, IMO. They're copying Lexus' worst design cues with that one.


I do wish the K900 had a larger pano sunroof. Other than that and a little better integration of the center console screen (like what Hyundai did for their Palisade vs. the Telluride as an example), and the appalling fake wood texture, I really don't have any complaints about the K900 design at all. Luxury sedan buyers in general are a dying breed, and a top-of-the-line halo vehicle from what is seen as a quality but 'economical/practical, if fun' carmaker was always a long odds option.


Noticed almost zero differences shown on Kia's sites for the 2020 K900 though, so they definitely aren't putting much if any effort into it (again). I'm actually a bit more surprised the Stinger sales were that low, too. The Telluride and Palisade are kicking tail however...I see far more of both of them on the road these days, after only what, 3-5 months on the market??

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My car was built in Early 2014 and arrived at the dealer in Carrollton, Texas Mar 2015. I have put 71,000 miles on my VIP version, all trouble-free. It is still gorgeous and smooth. I love the looks of the G90, but am not going to trade up as there is not enough new to trade for. Now, considering that less than 5,000 sold since originally introduced here, I have a "rare" classic. And please note, almost all 2015s were V8s.
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It's a pity that every single reviewer feels compelled to make fun of it, even when admitting it's a good car. Like this:

https://jalopnik.com/the-kia-k900-is...dan-1840520794
In a few days we will own our 2019 K900 VIP one full year. It was a 100% trouble free fun year with this car, we’re really enjoying it every time we drive the K900. We do not agree with the reviewer this is an old people car. If this is true the BMW 750, Mercedes S-Class and comparable others are “old people” cars as well. This is an powerful, luxury, top quality, very quiet and comfortable car for half the price compared to those other cars I mentioned. I drove a 750i some years ago and did not like it as much as the K900.

All my dealer had to adjust were the low beams, they were set to low. Other than that all was perfect.

Brand recognition? If this is important to someone they should buy the brand they get the VIP kick in. The KIA K900 is unfortunately an totally underrated car, at least in the US. Not sure why KIA does not promote this car more or at all.

It is my understanding the 2020 K9 (South Korea) has a different front grill, soft close doors, different rims and over the air map updates.

We’re keeping this K900 and look forward to the time to come with this power beauty.
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After almost a year of driving I think the only thing that I really don't like is the snow performance or lack there off. I know the OEM tires are just that but If I didn't know better I would think I was on summer tires. I really have to plan my turns and stops. Hoping it gets better once I have to spring for new tires.
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