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Yes the sale of the K900's are way down.
Go figure.
No advertising!
Few dealers authorized to sell.
even fewer number of people know about the car
Those who are have none in stock.
No incentive, from KIA to dealers to sell this model car.
If KIA wanted to sell the K900. They could offer, to those of us
who already purchased one, A chance for us to advertise the car for them.
How about, under their advertising budget, a graphic we get paid to
install on our K900's.
Maybe" NEW KIA K900, come look at it here". Nice fancy eye catching
graphics, and a chance to win one free at a summer give away.
They get an entry form from us when they look at the car.
I'll put them in a folder on my window when the car is parked.
Sound crazy?
Come on KIA where is your head at ?
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It's weird too that Kia doesn't promote this car more, because it's definitely a head turner and showstopper. Almost everyday I get asked what is the make and model (they somehow skip over the Kia logo). I kind of like driving a car that I don't see too much (and I live in a big city).
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Since its inception in the US in 2014, Kia has only sold approx. 4,500 units thru' Sept'16. To give this context, Toyota sold about 430,000 Camrys per month.

For the past 4 mos, I've only had 4 sightings of this car and I live in a major metropolis.

I submit that K900 sales will slow to no more than a handful per month unless Kia dedicates a separate badge and dealership network like what Hyundai has done w/ Genesis, or Toyota w/ Lexus, Nissan w/ Infiniti... You get the idea. When I pulled the car in for an oil change, yes, I got soft glove treatment, free loaners etc. The service guys were nice and the work was done to my satisfaction. But the customer waiting area is a spartan room w/ a few chairs and a TV; not even free bottled water and don't mention coffee/soft drinks. You sit w/ Soul/Forte owners (now, I know this comes across as pompous but when one pays >$60k for a premium sedan there are some expectations here) who weren't expecting much more. The contrast was huge as the following week we took the Honda to the shop for its oil change. Service customers share the same facilities in the new car showroom with workstations, dedicated children play area etc.

Of course, hind sight's 20/20 and I'd admit this is armchair qtr-backing. Kia made the wrong decision to plaster the KIA logo all over the car. Even if it chooses to forego the $$ needed to build a new brand, it should have at a minimum replaced the US KIA logo with the Korean "K" design like what the guy at the Optima store is selling.

It's really a string of bad business decisions that is hurting the K900, which otherwise is a truly fabulous car. 90% of an S-class at 55% of the price with at par if not better reliability and a much better warranty.
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You guys are all dead on, it's sad to see the car never really ended up making it out here.

My lease will be ending in May of next year and I will be moving on from the Kia brand.

Might consider getting a Hyundai believe it or not. I really was hoping Kia would have stepped their game up a bit more.

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Default Genesis G90

The Hyundai Genesis G90, has more features than the KIA K900
I don't care as much for the style but right now beats the KIA on features


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You guys are all dead on, it's sad to see the car never really ended up making it out here.

My lease will be ending in May of next year and I will be moving on from the Kia brand.

Might consider getting a Hyundai believe it or not. I really was hoping Kia would have stepped their game up a bit more.
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The Hyundai Genesis G90, has more features than the KIA K900
I don't care as much for the style but right now beats the KIA on features
Oh I've noticed. I agree 100%, but even the K900 doesn't have that much of an aggressive style to it.

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The Hyundai Genesis G90, has more features than the KIA K900
I don't care as much for the style but right now beats the KIA on features
I am hoping they do a revamp similar to what they did with the Cadenza 2017 which has an aggressive overhaul. If they do something along those lines that would be awesome. Unfortunately there are no leaks or anything hinting towards a new model or release :-( Kia typically has more features than Hyundai so I hope they are able to push out something fantastic. I really do like the K900 and it would be sad to see it go away.
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