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Kia's New Flagship Sedan the 2014 Kia Cadenza Debuts in Detroit

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Kia has unveiled the all-new 2014 Kia Cadenza, which it is calling "the most technologically-advanced vehicle Kia has ever introduced in North America." The Kia Cadenza continues Kia's current design languageWith its distinctive front fascia and swept C-pillars. It's also powered by Kia's most powerful V6 engine and inside, unparalleled premium appointments for five occupants strike the ideal balance between sport and luxury.

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"Since the introduction of the range-topping Optima SXL last year, we have seen an increasing number of customers in our retail outlets looking for a sedan with even more upscale amenities and technology," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of marketing & communications, KMA. "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."

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The 2014 Cadenza is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 with 293 horsepower and 255 lb-ft. of torque that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that includes a Sportmatic manual shift mode and paddle shifters.The Cadenza features a sport-tuned suspension and rides on standard 245/45R-18 tires while 245/40R-19 tires are included with the Technology Package.

Offered in one trim level, the Cadenza gets sandard features like aa navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and UVO eServices, displayed on a high resolution 8-inch touch screen. Further enhancing driver assurance is a standard back-up camera and warning system, as well as a premium 550-watt Infinity4 12-speaker audio system including rear surround speakers and subwoofer. The Cadenza also gets standard leather seat trim, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear seat ventilation, Smart Key keyless entry with push-button start, 10-way power adjustable driver's seat and Bluetooth®5 wireless technology. Two option packages are offered: The Premium Package and the Technology Package.

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Check the box for the Premium Package and receive a full-length panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade, HID headlamps with adaptive front lighting system (AFLS), 7-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster, premium Nappa leather seats, a memory enabled 12-way ventilated driver's seat with seat cushion extension for unsurpassed comfort, heated front and rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping steering column, as well as a power rear sunshade for enhanced comfort and privacy.

Stepping up to the Technology Package adds sleek 19-inch alloy wheels, electric parking brake and Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), which maintains a set distance to the vehicle ahead and can bring the car to a full stop if necessary. The package also includes water repellant hydrophobic windshield, a radar-based Blind Spot Detection system (BSD) and a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) that provides audible and visual alerts to the driver should they inadvertently veer into another lane without using the turn signal.

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Kia's new flagship, the 2014 Cadenza will go on sale in the second quarter of this year.

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