By Staff Contributor.
Kia Motors America unveiled the all-new 2014 Cadenza premium sedan, its the most technologically-advanced vehicle Kia has ever introduced in North America, which confirms Kia’s intentions to enter into the premium-sedan segment.
The Cadenza expands Kia’s lineup of inspiring and award-winning vehicles while moving the brand up-market with an impressive list of premium standard and optional equipment, including:
• Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC)
• Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS)
• Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
“Since the introduction of the range-topping Optima SXL last year, Kia has seen an increasing number of customers in their retail outlets looking for a sedan with even more upscale amenities and technology,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing & communications, Kia Motors America. “The Cadenza is the new flagship for Kia in the U.S. market, and when it goes on sale later this year, it will introduce a number of advanced systems that promise to set a new standard in the premium segment.”
It’s distinctive front fascia and swept C-pillars, the Cadenza’s taut European design language is evident. It’s propelled by Kia’s most powerful V6 engine provides an invigorating driving experience. Inside, unparalleled premium appointments for five occupants, the perfect balance between sport and luxury. Combining these elements with technology that, never been offered on any Kia model in the market, the Cadenza quickly rises to the lofty elevation of being the brand’s most advanced U.S. product.
Sophisticated and elegant, the Cadenza is expected to arrive in Kia retail showrooms in the second quarter of this year, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.
(Note: All vehicles provided by manufacturers for comparison test purposes. Photos provided by Kia.)