2015 Kia Quoris | new car review

Posted on Nov 3, 2014 by
2015 Kia Quoris
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AEDAED 169,900 - 210,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 85%
  • Interior
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 85%
  • Features
    Editor: 95%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The full-size premium sedan segment is dominated by the Germans, and though many people are comfortable with that, isn’t. With sights set high, the 2015 Quoris aims to challenge the status-quo and topple the Germans off the podium.

Pros

* Interior finishing is top-notch.
* Being the off-spring of a Korean manufacturer, there is no shortage of features on offer.

Cons

* Negative connotations with the brand name will still prevent people from shelling out over AED 200,000 for a Kia.
* Ideally, it should have had the 5.0 litre V8 engine used in the Hyundai Genesis.

Looks

The full-size premium sedan segment is dominated by the Germans, and though many people are comfortable with that, Kia isn’t. With sights set high, the 2015 Kia Quoris aims to challenge the status-quo and topple the Germans off the podium. The Quoris isn’t a downright ugly car, but then again, it isn’t an outright stunner either. Up front it flaunts a prominent tiger nose grille, oblong headlights, and a splattering of LED’s. But it is the Maserati-esque chrome outlined air vents and detailed indents along on the sides that really stand out.

2015 Kia Quoris side

Feels

Being the flagship sedan of the Korean marque, the 2015 Kia Quoris does not disappoint as far as materials, design and comfort are concerned. With enough leather to give an animal rights activist a heart attack, aluminium and piano black trim to accompany, along with Quoris embossed on the seatbacks and an analogue clock in the centre console to top it all off, the Quoris looks and feels the part of a premium sedan. Passengers riding in the back are pampered with plush ventilated seats with an extended headrest, multimedia screens and a pull down console that allows them to control various entertainment and comfort features.

2015 Kia Quoris interior

Engineering

The 2015 Kia Quoris is a technophile’s hide out. With sensors located on either side of the rear bumper, the Quoris keeps an eye out and informs the driver if there are any obstructions in their blind spots. The full-size Korean sedan also makes use of sensors with the Adaptive Cruise Control feature that automatically applies the brakes when approaching a vehicle and then re-accelerates to the set speed once the vehicle moves out of the way, making highway cruising an absolute breeze. The Head-Up Display projects the current speed, navigation directions, and lane departure warning on the windscreen so that the driver never has to take their eyes off the road. And finally, with four cameras located around the Quoris, parking the 5,090mm sedan with the help of an Around View Monitor, is no longer a challenge.

2015 Kia Quoris side

What’s on offer?

Under the hood, Kia’s first rear wheel drive vehicle packs in a 3.8 litre, 290 horsepower and 358 Nm of torque breathing V6 engine. The BMW inspired Shift-By-Wire gear lever is connected to an 8 speed transmission and is coupled with an Auto Hold feature making city traffic a little easier to tackle.  To cater to varying driving conditions and optimize body control, the Quoris is also equipped with an Air Suspension setup that automatically adjusts depending on the drive mode selected.

2015 Kia Quoris top

Summing it…

The Korean’s have surely stepped their game up and it’s probably time to look beyond the negative preconceived notions the brand name brings with it. With a price tag ranging from AED 169,900 to AED 210,000, the Quoris is an attractive package from Kia. But it still has a long way to go before it can topple any of the Germans off the podium.

2015 Kia Quoris rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Kia Quoris
Engine/ Cylinders3.8 litre / V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
358 Nm @ 4,500 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.3 secs
Top speed240 km/h
PriceAED 169,900 - 210,000

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