Flagship sedan is coming

Kia has previewed its second-generation K900 range-topper, ahead of a likely New York motor show reveal.

A shadowy teaser is the first official confirmation of a fresh flagship, although spy photos have given us a peek at its interior. The headlamps appear to carry a new LED signature, while there are hints of Mercedes in the rear graphics. It appears the bluff nose of the current car will carry over, too.

We're yet to see a concept for the car, currently reserved for American and Korean buyers. The current K900 has been on sale for six years, and shares a platform with the Hyundai Genesis (Genesis G80) and Hyundai Equus (Genesis G90).

The Stinger has won favour for making rear-drive available to Australian buyers for Kia, but the K900 was the first global rear-drive model. It's currently offered in V6 or V8 configurations, but there's no word on what will power the new car.

There's also no word on whether the new car will be offered in right-hand drive, making it hard to judge whether it'll make it to Australia or not.

We're expecting to see the K900 at the New York motor show later this year. Stay tuned for all the latest.