Revealed to the public at the North American International Auto Show in January, the Cadenza will fill the hole in Kia’s full-size sedan class that was left when the Kia Amanti was discontinued in 2009. Like its predecessor, the 2014 Kia Cadenza looks to continue offering a competitive price tag in this segment, but with this new model Kia is making a serious run at competing at the top of the full-size luxury sedan segment. Boasting a commanding powertrain, tight handling, and an elegant cabin filled with an innovative list of standard and optional features, the Cadenza is a showstopper.
From what was revealed at the auto show in Detroit, the Cadenza is expected to come standard with some first-class standard technology to make the driving experience as safe and convenient as possible, including Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), and a Lane-Departure Warning System. All of this will come with a sophisticated, spacious cabin with smooth leather upholstery and elegant wood and chrome accents. The Cadenza’s list of standard technology is competitive with other high-end luxury sedans, with features such as:
• A 7-inch high-resolution LCD screen with navigation and infotainment
• Push-button start
• A 550-watt Infinity12-speaker audio system with rear surround sound and subwoofer
In terms of performance, it seems that Kia has delivered here as well with a 3.3L V6 engine that can produce up to 293 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. Utilizing gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology, this engine should get more than enough power while still saving money and energy in terms of fuel economy.
Test drives and financing of the 2014 Kia Cadenza will be available at Fisher Kia, located at 6025 Arapahoe Road in Boulder. The new model is expected to arrive during the second quarter of this year, and in the meantime questions can be directed to the dealership’s staff by phone at (866) 810-8444 or through their online contact form (http://www.fisherkia.net/