Kia has announced their K9 flagship will be called the Quoris when it goes on sale in international markets later this year.

Kia has announced their K9 flagship will be called the Quoris when it goes on sale in international markets later this year.

The name, derived from the English words "core" and "quality," is designed to convey "solidity, luxury and high-technology."

Besides announcing the name, Kia revealed the model will be available with a variety of high-tech safety systems such as Advanced Smart Cruise Control. It keeps pace with the vehicle ahead at a driver selected distance of 25, 32, 40 or 52 meters. The system can also bring the car to a complete stop but if the stop lasts for more than three seconds, the driver has to restart the system by pushing the accelerator or hitting the resume button.

The vehicle also has an advanced safety management system that can alert the driver, pre-pressurize the brakes and tighten the seat belts if a collision is imminent.

Other goodies include a blind spot detection system, lane change assistance and an around view monitor.

As we have previously reported, the rear-wheel drive sedan is available with two engines: a 290 PS (213 kW / 286 hp) 3.8-liter MPI V6 and a 334 PS (246 kW / 329 hp) 3.8-liter GDI V6.

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