Seoul, South Korea – Kia has shown the first official sketches of its all-new flagship model, the company’s first-ever rear-wheel drive sedan.

Code-named the KH, the sedan will be launched in Korea in the first half of 2012.

The new model features a bold front end with Kia’s signature grille, modern headlamps and unique hood design, while the rear includes high-tech combination lamp clusters and chrome accents.

“Our all-new flagship sedan integrates all of our key capabilities such as design, performance, high-tech features and infotainment into one striking model,” said Soon-Nam Lee, Kia’s director of the overseas marketing group. “Although launch timings for overseas markets are yet to be confirmed, this all-new rear-wheel drive large sedan will definitely become the leading model of our lineup around the world, showcasing the best of the best of Kia.”

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