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