Kia Motors has been insistent at showing us snippets of the 2013 Kia Quoris full-size sedan, its first rear-wheel-drive full-size luxury car. With technology galore, a 329-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, styling evocative of European luxury cars, electronic air suspension, and a price that will likely undercut rivals like the BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS by a considerable margin, we can see why.
Kia has said for a while now that it would be starting to sell the 2013 Quoris outside its Korean home market sometime towards the end of this year. Already, it’s shown the car in the Middle Eastern country of Oman, among others. And you know what? The U.S. is very likely next on the docket for the 2013 Kia Quoris’ introduction.
But maybe not quite yet. The first show up in the U.S. is the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, where source within Kia tells us that the automaker plans to introduce the Kia Cadenza full-size sedan, the updated 2014 Kia Sorento midsize crossover, the 2014 Kia Forte, and two concept vehicles that have not yet been specified. If that weren’t enough, today Kia is unveiling the first of eight “Justice League”-themed cars, a Batman-themed Kia Optima midsize sedan. It’s making its introduction at the New York Comic-Con. The Kia Quoris is expected to make its way to the U.S. in the very near future shortly thereafter, possibly by the time of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
While there was a dearth of new products for Kia’s 2013 model year, 2014 and 2015 look to be far more promising. We expect to see the aforementioned vehicle debuts at the L.A. Auto Show in addition to a revised Kia Optima, an all-new Kia Sedona minivan, a redesigned 2014 Kia Soul, possibly the return of the Kia Rondo high-roof wagon, and other changes across the lineup. The next year should be an exciting time over at Kia.