When they killed the V8 they also killed the already paltry sales. I leased a 2015 for that reason alone. Never again. The horrible dealership experience is enough to keep upscale consumers away FOREVER!
This car is meant as an advertisement for the Kia brand. They sell very well in Asia/Middle East/Russia, it costs very little to apply for sales license here in USA and ship a few hundred in a month, they don't expect to outsell the S-class. Especially to badge-snob Americans.
Looks good but I never see these in the wild. They should use this platform and make a Tahoe competitor, bet then they can sell. People don’t buy these low riders when they can get a Tahoe or Suburban.