2017 Kia Cadenza Gets Sporty New Look

Follow Viknesh

The current Kia Cadenza was only introduced here in 2013 but has been on sale overseas since 2010, which is why the Korean brand already has a new version of its large, front-wheel-drive sedan. The car made its debut overnight in Kia's home market of Korea, where it's known as the K7. These official shots show a sleek, sporty design that Kia describes as European-inspired.

The new design was first shown on Kia’s Novo concept car, with the brand’s signature tiger nose grille sitting up front and flanked by tapered-back LED headlights. The front bumper sports Kia’s latest treatment for fog lights: four LEDs arranged in a grid pattern. Meanwhile, clean, unfussed body panels lead to a taut, Lexus-like rear. Here, square-shaped exhaust tips are integrated with the rear bumper.

CHECK OUT: 2017 Bentley Bentayga First Drive

The new interior appears to have the same layout as the current model, though it adopts a more elegant look with less of the tacky wood trim. Expect a combination of soft-touch materials and metal accents similar to what we saw in the 2017 Kia Sportage.

Underpinning the car is likely to be an updated version of the front-wheel-drive platform found in the current model—the same platform underpins the Azera at sister brand Hyundai. Expect the current model’s 3.3-liter V-6 to carry over (you'll notice a "3.3" badge on the trunk lid), though perhaps we’ll see a second, smaller engine like a four-cylinder also on offer this time around.

The new Cadenza is confirmed to go on sale in global markets next year. We’ll likely see it arrive in the fall, as a 2017 model. A debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show next January is a strong possibility.

_______________________________________

Follow Motor Authority on Facebook and Twitter.

 
Follow Us

Take Us With You!

 

Related Used Listings

Browse used listings in your area.


 
© 2017 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.