Kia has released the first teaser for its second-generation K900, its flagship premium sedan that will celebrate its world debut later this year. While it is known as the K900 in North America, the sedan is referred to as the K9 in Korea, and Quoris in other selected markets.

Design-wise, the K900’s profile features a set of multi-spoke wheels and narrower side mirrors compared to the outgoing model. The side grille on the fender has also been removed for a tidier look, and we also see new lighting units front and back.

Kia says the new car “combines sophisticated exterior design, effortless performance and a spacious cabin distinguished by luxurious materials and elegant styling.” A range of safety and driving assist systems will also be available, although nothing specific was mentioned.

The same can be said of what will go under the hood. In the U.S., the current K900 sold is available with either a 3.8 litre V6 or 5.0 litre V8 petrol engines. The Korean market K9 not only gets those two engines, but also a 3.3 litre V6.

The new K900 was developed with input from its designers in Korea and the United States, with production set to take place at the company’s plant in its native market. After its debut, the flagship model will go on sale in selected global markets from the second quarter of 2018.