The Kia K9 is an upcoming large sedan from the Korean automaker Kia. It will replace the Opirus sedan in the Korean market, and will follow in the product line of the Kia K5 and Kia K7. The car is a derivative of the BH-L (VI) platform for Hyundai Equus. The K9 is shorter than Equus, but has a more aggressive, sporty stance as it's got longer wheelbase with shorter front overhang. Kia's so-called "Tiger nose" grill was adopted in front fascia design. There've been criticisms on K9's exterior design as it partially resembled design cues from some of the BMW's latest models, including the BMW 5 GT and the BMW 7 Series. Globally, the K9 is known as the Quoris.
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