Kia has shown an upgraded version of the Cadenza front-wheel drive sedan for the US market. The car received a completely rethought appearance, a new multimedia system in the cabin and added to the equipment, but retained an uncontested 3.3-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine.
After restyling, the overall length of the Kia Сadenza increased by 25 millimeters due to the new body kit – now from bumper to bumper 4995 millimeters. For comparison, the length of the Optima after the generation change is 4905 millimeters, and the length of the current sedan for the Russian market is 4855 millimeters.
Externally, the American Cadenza completely repeated the Korean version of the K7 Premier: the differences boil down to the nameplate on the trunk lid and reflectors in the headlights. Compared with the pre-styling sedan, all body panels have changed, except for the doors, roof and rear wings, a new optics and original design of the rims have appeared.
The interior has been refined no less: the 8-inch display of the 4: 3 format entertainment complex has been replaced by a 12.3-inch widescreen touchscreen, a 4.2-inch digital screen has appeared between the speedometer and tachometer, otherwise the climate control is organized, and the ventilation deflectors are rearranged.
The power unit and transmission did not change: Cadenza is sold in the US only with a 294-horsepower (343 Nm torque) atmospheric 3.3-liter engine paired with an 8-speed automatic. But Kia engineers promise improved noise and vibration isolation, as well as increase ride comfort due to new shock absorbers.
Although the top version of the Cadenza was removed from the American gamut due to lack of demand, the list of electronic assistants did not decrease after restyling: the standard equipment includes nine airbags, adaptive optics, a blind spot monitoring system, “smart” cruise control and automatic braking when detected pedestrians.
Sales of Kia Cadenza 2020 model year in the United States will start in a few months. Prices for a restyled sedan have not yet been announced, and the current version costs from 33 thousand dollars (about 2.1 million rubles). Interest in the Kia business sedan in North America is declining: in three years, Cadenza sales fell almost four times to 1,630 units in 2019. In Russia, the driver’s Stinger is sold in comparable editions.
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