Kia has unveiled its first attempt at a more luxurious sedan in the United States with the 2014 Kia Cadenza.
Revealed during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadenza features Kia’s staple tiger-nose grille with the wraparound tail lamps as well as a larger wheel base and wheels to give it a more sophisticated, European look. The styling of the 2014 Cadenza is no doubt a sharp looking vehicle, but it goes beyond the new elegance the vehicle conveys.
The new Kia, while upgrading in luxury, is still a Kia in all the right ways due to its impressive list of standard features and few option packages. The list of standard features includes everything you would expect to find in a upscale luxury vehicle such as 12-way leather upholstery and wood trim. The Cadenza also comes standard with ambient lighting, an 8-inch display and navigation screen, a 550-watt sound system, and Sirius XM with traffic updates. There’s also an available upgrade to include a sunroof, retractable sun visor for the rear window, plus a tech package that adds 19-inch wheels, blind spot detention, lane departure, advanced cruise control, and an electronic parking break.
Under the hood, the Cadenza’s engine is a 3.3-liter V-6 with 293 horsepower and 255 lb.-feet of torque that transmits its power to the front wheels using a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Cadenza is expected to go on sale in the spring of 2013.
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