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2014 Kia Cadenza arrives in Detroit [video]

Will battle the Buick LaCrosse and Toyota Avalon

The North American International Auto Show continues as Kia has introduced the 2014 Cadenza in Detroit.

Designed to battle the Buick LaCrosse and Toyota Avalon, the Cadenza has a “Tiger Nose” front fascia with plenty of chrome trim. Out back, there's a dual exhaust system and LED taillights.

Since the model is positioned as a premium car, it comes nicely equipped with leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and a 12-speaker Infinity audio system. There's also an 8-inch touchscreen display with GPS navigation and UVO eServices.

Customers can also order a Premium package which adds Nappa leather seats, a panoramic sunroof and a digital instrument cluster. Other goodies include HID headlights, heated seats and a power tilt / telescoping steering column.

The Cadenza also offers a Technology package with a "water repellant hydrophobic" windshield, a Blind Spot Detection system and 19-inch alloy wheels. There's also an electric parking brake, Advanced Smart Cruise Control and a Lane Departure Warning System.

Motivation is provided by a 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine that develops 293 bhp (218 kW) and 255 lb-ft (345 Nm) of torque. It sends power to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Cadenza will go on sale in the United States in the second quarter of 2013 and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Source: Kia

Overseas premiere for upgraded Kia Cadenza at Detroit Show

  • Features new look, fresh features of Kia’s evolving design DNA
  • Introduces new premium equipment and advanced safety technologies

The significantly upgraded, new-look Kia Cadenza luxury sedan makes its overseas premiere today (Tuesday) at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, USA.

The upgraded Cadenza moves the Kia brand further up market by offering customers an impressive list of standard and optional equipment that takes in-car technology and premium features to an entirely new level.

“An increasing number of Kia customers around the world are looking for vehicles with even more premium amenities and advanced technology,” comments Hyoung-Keun Lee, Vice Chairman and CEO, Kia Motors Corporation. “When the new-look upgraded Cadenza goes on sale in different regions of the world during the first quarter of 2013, it will introduce a host of advanced comfort and safety systems that promise to set a new standard in the premium sedan segment.”

Sophisticated and elegant styling

Based closely on the 2009 model’s styling by Kia’s President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the new-look Cadenza features fresh elements that incorporate Kia’s evolving design DNA. Echoing some of the visual innovations of the flagship Kia Quoris sedan, the upgraded Cadenza has a more distinctive appearance with a new hood, trunk lid, light clusters (front and rear) and new bumpers, plus side air-vents in the front wings and a new interpretation of the brand’s ‘tiger nose’ front grille.

Overseas premiere for upgraded Kia Cadenza at Detroit Show

    Features new look, fresh features of Kia’s evolving design DNA
    Introduces new premium equipment and advanced safety technologies

The significantly upgraded, new-look Kia Cadenza luxury sedan makes its overseas premiere today (Tuesday) at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, USA.

The upgraded Cadenza moves the Kia brand further up market by offering customers an impressive list of standard and optional equipment that takes in-car technology and premium features to an entirely new level.

“An increasing number of Kia customers around the world are looking for vehicles with even more premium amenities and advanced technology,” comments Hyoung-Keun Lee, Vice Chairman and CEO, Kia Motors Corporation. “When the new-look upgraded Cadenza goes on sale in different regions of the world during the first quarter of 2013, it will introduce a host of advanced comfort and safety systems that promise to set a new standard in the premium sedan segment.”

Sophisticated and elegant styling

Based closely on the 2009 model’s styling by Kia’s President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the new-look Cadenza features fresh elements that incorporate Kia’s evolving design DNA. Echoing some of the visual innovations of the flagship Kia Quoris sedan, the upgraded Cadenza has a more distinctive appearance with a new hood, trunk lid, light clusters (front and rear) and new bumpers, plus side air-vents in the front wings and a new interpretation of the brand’s ‘tiger nose’ front grille.

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Comments (11)

 DUB160A4 DUB160A4
Introducing the BMW A6,err...Kia Cadenza with a Passat interior?! Smh!
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January 16, 2013 9:30 am
 KheirFrancis KheirFrancis
nice 5-series copycat. looks pretty decent though
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January 16, 2013 2:41 am
 GSS5_23 GSS5_23
well..aside from the fact that the scubag peter schryer pretty much ripped off the lights from the audi a6, and some interior cues from the a8, guess it's not a bad design.
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January 15, 2013 10:54 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
Nice Quattroporte rear lights.
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January 15, 2013 1:48 pm
 AlexHohDesu AlexHohDesu
I was expecting more from Kia. It looks like they went back to their pre-Schreyer days with this one, especially the interior. Looks better in white
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January 15, 2013 1:16 pm