Kia, the second-biggest auto manufacturer in South Korea, first introduced the current Kia Cadenza model to the market in 2010 as a substitute to the KIA Amanti. However, this model was first introduced in the United States in 2013 as a new vehicle for the model year 2014. The sedan has posted excellent proceeds for the short time when it was in the American market. As the sedan is nearly approaching its lifecycle, the automaker is getting ready to start a major revamp on all its interior, exterior parts, including its engine section for the model year 2017. Kia has plans to release the 2017 Kia Cadenza earlier than the expected time, most likely during the first half of 2016.
2017 Kia Cadenza Changes, Exterior
The outside design will be comprehensively revamped to be traditional to the continuing design language of Kia. The latest released renderings demonstrate that the 2017 model Cadenza will have an elongated hood, a gigantic tiger-nose grille, surrounded by aggressive headlights and unique LED daylight running lights.
The back part of the next generation Kia Cadenza comes with a more athletic look when compared to that of its predecessor. It comes equipped with bigger taillights, vast exhaust tips and a crisper looking bumper when compared to that of the departing model.
The new vehicle seems to feature a longer wheelbase and a back overhang. Overall, the new Cadenza will have a lower and broad stance, which improves its center of gravity and features sharper stripes all over its body. It will have brawny fenders, as well. Wheels are 18 or 19 inches alloy, with Michelin tires P245/45R18 or P245/40R19.
2017 Kia Cadenza Interior
Although Kia has not yet mentioned the interior design of its 2017 model Cadenza, it is definite that the interior will get a refresh to a more lavish styling when compared to that of its predecessor.
As a result, the cabin will be kept sparkling with a small number of switches and buttons. It will be fixed with best materials to up its standards of lavishness so as to offer the German models that typically set the standards extremely high a run for their cash. It comes with the Nappa leather-upholstered seats and leather-covered steering wheel, similar to those of the departing model.
Due to the extensive wheelbase, the back passengers will take pleasure in the increased leg space.
The new vehicle also comes with an increased cargo volume when compared to the 15.9 cubic feet volume of the current model. Furthermore, the back seats will have a folding ability to expand the cargo space additionally, which is a feature not available in the departing model that features a small gap when the middle armrest is lowered.
It is expected that the 2017 Cadenza will be offered with the most up-to-date technological features that include:
Premium sound system.
Most up-to-date infotainment system incorporated with a big screen.
Some of the safety features available with the new Cadenza through a package of driving assists that include:
Lane keeping assist.
Beneath the hood, the 2017 Cadenza comes with the same engine as that of the departing model. As a result, it comes equipped with the V6 engine with the displacement of 3.3 liters. However, this engine is finely tuned to deliver the utmost power of 340 ponies and the utmost torque of 310 pounds per foot. These powertrain figures are more than those of the engine of the outgoing model that delivered only 293 ponies of power and a torque of 255 pounds per foot.
The 2017 Kia Cadenza engine will be mated to a new seven-velocity dual-clutch automatic transmission, replacing the existing six-velocity automatic transmission in the outgoing model. This combination makes the Cadenza reach the speed of 60 mph from the static mode in 7 seconds and the maximum speed of 155 mph. Better mileage can also be achieved by the new vehicle through this engine when compared to that of city, highway, and combined mileage of 19, 28 and 22mpg offered by the current model.
Price and the date of release
The 2017 Kia Cadenza release date will be the second half of 2016 and the base price will be $ 37,000 and it goes up to $ 44,915, according to the model and specifications.
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New Kia Cadenza 2017 Photos