The first generation of Cadenza model was unveiled in 2010, and the 2016 Kia Cadenza comes as the second generation. Since the 2014, this model has been a 4th South Korean model offered in the States since 2014, as an addition to the Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai Equus, and the Kia K900. The Cadenza is offered in Canada, Brazil, Middle East and China as well.
2016 Kia Cadenza review
As far as the exterior the new Kia Cadenza 2016 is concerned, it is slightly redesigned and comes with a more eye appealing look. At the front, fog lights are now ice-block designed, while the restyled grille highlights the touch of sportiness on the new model. As for the back end, new back lights and redesigned spoiler can be spotted. All things considered, the new Cadenza is more modern looking, and we think that this design is not where KIA will stop, and hopefully the world will see new improvements in the future models coming from the South Korean company.
Not much is known regarding the interior of the 2016 Kia Cadenza, however, we think that Kia will also upgrade the technology as well as the level of luxury, with some new high end features. The cabin design will probably come with a clean look, with less buttons and switches on the center console. The new Cadenza will feature Nappa leather seat and upholstery, while the dash will come with high quality leather, chrome details, and all the features luxury car should possess. Furthermore, more legroom and trunk space can be expected, thanks to a slightly longer wheelbase a bigger trunk as well.
New Kia Cadenza 2016 specs
Even though the current V6 engine is quite good, some improvements are bound to happen under the hood of the new Kia Cadenza 2016. We are not expecting that they will replace the old engine with a new one, but rather upgrade the existing 3.3 l V6, which was, in the previous model, capable of pumping out 293 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The overhauled version ought to generate around 340 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the gearbox will be new, and the company has announced the 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission, to be offered for the 2016 Cadenza. The present model needs 6.9 seconds to go from 0-60 and returns 19/28/22 mpg, while the new model, with an improved engine and new transmission, ought to need less seconds to reach that speed, as well as offer bigger mileage.
2016 Kia Cadenza price and release date
When it comes to pricing, the 2016 Kia Cadenza is not expected to come with a dramatic price jump over the current model’s, and it ought to be available for a price of around $37000 for the base model. This is $3,000 more than current 2015 model. We expect that next generation model will be presented to the public by the end of 2015. The main competitors to the new Kia Cadenza 2016 on the US luxury car market will be Chrysler 300, BMW 5-series, Hyundai Azera, Chevy Impala and Toyota Avalon.