Elsewhere in the world, the front-wheel drive, Azera-based Cadenza has done flagship duty. We don’t get it here in the U.S, but that’s OK because we’re getting something much better – a rear-wheel drive sedan. Up until now, we haven’t known what to call it. In it’s home market of Korea, the car’s official name is K9. No joke.
“Derived from the English words ‘core’ and ‘quality’, the name of our new flagship sedan hints at the attributes at the very heart of the vehicle….the word ‘Quoris’ conveys solidity, luxury and high-technology, all resonating together as a chorus…..our decision to give this striking new sedan an unconventional name means it will stand out even further from the established crowd, driving Kia sales in what is a new segment of the global automotive market for Kia.”
Regardless of what it is called, we’re looking forward to the new sedan being sold here. Who would have thought Kia would be fielding a competitive RWD sedan? That’s the kind of change we like to see.