All-New 2017 Kia Cadenza: A Second-Generation Redesign

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With a bold design inspired by "the simplicity of the straight line," the all-new 2017 Cadenza arrives to market with higher levels of luxury, technology and convenience than its predecessor. This second-generation model boasts a stronger, lighter and more rigid body structure that delivers a more enjoyable driving experience, while it takes its sophistication to greater heights with beautifully crafted interior.

“The new Cadenza adds an extra dose of excitement to the large-car segment with its striking looks and premium refinements,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America.  “The Cadenza’s cabin has been improved in nearly every way, but it’s underneath where the Cadenza truly shines with a stiffer and lighter chassis, eight-speed transmission and vastly improved driving dynamics.”

Elegant and Confident Exterior

"It all starts with Kia Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer’s oft-quoted philosophy focusing on “the simplicity of the straight line,” defined by a single gestural contour that spans the length of the car, creating its sleek profile.  This lineation visually links matching Z-shaped lighting signatures in the headlights and LED tail lights, affording the all-new Cadenza a more distinctive road presence, day or night."

Exquisitely Comfortable Interior Space

"Kia designers visually widened the Cadenza’s interior space with a wraparound dashboard that flows into the door panels and features real stitching.  The door panels themselves have been adorned with higher quality soft-touch materials, while soft leather envelopes the Cadenza’s cabin space.  Nappa leather trim is available with quilted seat bolsters accented by diamond-shaped stitching."

The Driving Experience

"Bolstering the new Cadenza are cutting-edge driver assistance features such as Advanced Smart Cruise Control with stop-and-go functionality, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning.  Another Kia first is the Smart Blind Spot Detection System which is designed to sense unintentional drifting toward an adjacent vehicle and automatically brakes the opposite side front wheel to help maintain the vehicle’s intended course."

Harmonious and Modern Cockpit

"New to the 2017 Cadenza is the Head Up Display (HUD), which shows key driver information such as speed and turn-by-turn navigation directions on the windshield directly in the driver’s line of sight.  In addition, the Surround View Monitor has been updated with improved software and resolution that gives the driver a clearer birds-eye view of the area around the vehicle, with newly added reverse guidelines inspiring greater confidence when backing into confined spaces."

Efficient and Durable Performance

"Under the hood is a revised version of Kia’s 3.3-liter V6 engine, which has been retuned for improved fuel economy.  With 290 horsepower and 253 lb-ft. of torque on tap, the engine sends power to the front wheels via Kia’s first FWD-based eight-speed automatic transmission."

Look for the 2017 Kia Cadenza to hit dealership lots soon. For more information, please visit SmailKia.com.

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