The brand new 2017 Kia Cadenza is getting ready to hit the roads. It was unveiled at New York Auto Show 2016 and has really turned some heads towards itself. This was an unexpected move from the Korean carmaker. It is a second generation model, and Kia is working hard on this latest release. The last version of Cadenza went few steps down when it came to its sales. 2 years have passed since its release. Now Kia is trying to leave no stone unturned in order to make the 2017 version a huge success. Entire platform has been changed in order to make it charming and wanted. Carefully crafted designs, premium enhancement, lighter chassis will increase the level of this car.
Few facts regarding its previous version:
The first generation Cadenza was so poor in its trade and even combining Canadian and US markets, hardly 9400 cars were sold. Since 2013 hardly 10,000 units have been sold per year. This has led to a tremendous amount of pressure on Korean automakers.
What will the exterior look like?
Outer features of any vehicle appeal to the eyes first. So, it is very necessary that the exterior should captivate any car lover.The front fascia of 2017 Kia Cadenza is highly appealing. Stylish façade will be one such quality of Kia Cadenza that will definitely entice sedan fanatics. The signature style of this model is going to be its lighting which will be Z in shape. This feature will be available both in rear and front taillights that will have LED lighting system. Light weight material will make this vehicle dance on the road like never before.
The last Cadenza had boat-shaped design that didn’t appeal to viewers. It is even much stiffer than last time. Front grilles have three-dimensional pattern which calls for extra attention providing it a concave form. A chiseled bay towards the engine makes it look even more handsome.Cutting its weight will lead to better sound deadening. The windshields are going to be laminated with high quality sound absorbing materials that will improvise this sedan a lot!
The entire designing of 2017 Cadenza is highly expressive and oozes out sophistication. Trim models with high upgrades will be available, especially with the presence of Intaglio grille.
Who are going to be its competitor?
The sedan market is growing day by day. Its popularity is increasing the competition to one such level that every famed automaker needs to watch out for even slightest of details in order to make their product better.
Some of the cars from which latest 2017 Kia Cadenza is going to get high level competition can be enumerated as follows:
- Nissan Maxima: This sedan will face the limelight due to its extremely stylish outward structure.
- Toyota Avalon: The comfort factor is its USP and hence the competition.
- Chevrolet Impala: It’s drastically amended interior will catch attention.
- Chrysler 300: After getting reworked, its engine is giving an enhanced mileage.
It is extremely puzzling as to why Kia came up with this second generation of 2017 Kia Cadenza where its competitors have scored far better in terms of sales.
What is new in terms of connectivity?
As Kia is trying to offer something new, here is one thing that will definitely entice technology lovers. There will be UVO system in 2017 Kia Cadenza comprising of standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Another interesting characteristic feature will be for the audiophiles who will get to enjoy music by listening to Kardon/Harmon 12 speaker system.
2017 Kia Cadenza – Engine Specs
The basic engine system of 2017 Kia Cadenza will be available in this latest model too. It will be a V6 3.3 liters engine with 293 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque combined with 6 speed auto transmission, which is first of its kind for this Korean car producer. It will enhance the powertrain of this sedan. Hence, it is being speculated that for city roads 19 miles per gallon will be something which second generation Cadenza can easily offer, and 28 mpg stats will be on highways.
How will its interior be like?
Interiors having soft touch material will not disappoint Kia hopefuls. Premium quality leather will make this sedan go one step higher. Driving locus of 2017 Kia Cadenza will also get to see some changes. It is reported that the driving position will be lowered which will definitely become a focal point in its sales.This will result in an increase in the comfort level that will add to its user friendliness.
Some special note on gear box: Some major changes in the gear box are highly expected from this Korean automobile maker. Crisp and short shifting controls will be its USP. This will add another dimension to the car.
Safety features of this 2017 Kia Cadenza sedan are also worth to look into. Departure warning is on the cards. Smooth cruise control comprising of stop and go functionality will enhance the charm of driving. Sovereign emergency braking with frontward collision warning along with lane departure caveat will also be presented.
Another interesting feature that will be a first for Kia is the presence of smart blind spot recognition system which will easily identify an inadvertent drift towards a neighboring car. Hence, it will ultimately help in preserving an intended course by spontaneously engaging the opposite lateral obverse wheel brake.
2017 Kia Cadenza – Release Date and Price
No official words have been given by Kia regarding its release date but as of now speculations are on the rise that the second generation Cadenza will be available in all the leading markets by the middle of 2017. If you want classless with technology friendliness, then this is one such sedan you can choose as this time it is less likely to disappoint car lovers like you. The upcoming 2017 Kia Cadenza is expected to start at $34,000. As of now no official declaration has been made. Power and modernity are what best sums up this sedan.