Kia Corporation (the giant of the South Korean auto industry), introduced the new 2022 Kia K8, an upgraded version of the Kia Cadenza.
The Kia K8 is the first car to carry the new Kia logo, and it also came with a completely new design that may be strange to some of Kia’s customers in Saudi Arabia.
Regarding the specifications of the 2022 Kia K8, the front has a tiger face grille in the form of a jewel integrated into the front fenders, which makes the model very different from other Kia cars.
The turn signals are also self-contained, while the dynamic hull lines are inspired by yachts, and the unique design continues in the background, which has bright LED lamps extending to the sides.
2022 Kia K8 Specifications
The K8 comes with an all-new interior design that includes a new curved display and Meridian’s first 14-speaker audio system, all-new steering wheel, ventilated seats and head-up display technology.
The K8 gets a modified suspension compared to the Cadenza to improve stability and reduce noise and vibration levels thanks to the use of thicker sound suppression materials.
Among the interior features is the “smart support” feature for the driver’s seat, which is activated when the sport mode is activated, or automatically if the speed is exceeded 130 km/h to provide additional support for the sides of the back.
Kia K8 2022 features
- Leather seats with heating and cooling systems
- Electric seat control system
- 12.3 inch infotainment screen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto operating systems
- Head-up display technology
- Steering wheel control of the car’s interior systems
- 14-speaker audio system
Kia K8 engine 2022
The car comes with a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder petrol engine with 296 horsepower, which is more powerful by 6 horses than the 3.3-liter engine in the Cadenza, and the torque has improved by 16 Nm to 359 Nm compared to the Cadenza, with the introduction of a new all-wheel drive system for the most luxurious class.
The K8 will be available with another 4-cylinder 2.5-liter engine with 195 hp and 248 Nm of torque, with the two engines connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and Kia is expected to present a new basic version of the 1.6-liter model in the coming months.
Kia K8 2022 price in Saudi Arabia
Kia K8 is available in the local Saudi markets in the following categories:
- The new Kia K8 LX 2022 at a price of 139 thousand and 148 riyals
- The new Kia K8 EX mid 2022 at a price of 170 thousand and 198 riyals
- The new Kia K8 EX Full 2022 at a price of 193,773 riyals