The automaker appears to be phasing out the touch-sensitive panels that bedeviled earlier generations of CUE.
Despite the car's bedazzled grille treatment, updated LED lighting elements, and fresh surface sculpting, this new K900 looks as anonymous as its predecessor, and the Kia badge will still prompt valets to park it behind a Range Rover. However, occupants are treated to a stately if reserved environment with a clean layout and excellent ergonomics. Materials and overall quality are generally satisfactory for a $60K luxury sedan, although some of the switchgear and trim pieces are a step below what you'd find in a Genesis, let alone a Mercedes-Benz. The fake-wood material on the K900's steering wheel looks particularly chintzy.
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