Kia Reveals Facelifted 2017 Cadenza

Posted on Nov 25 2015 - 5:32am by Mary Mohler

Kia has revealed a facelifted version of its Cadenza sedan. Little in the way of technical details were released to accompany these two images of the model known in its home market as the K7. However the updated model “maintains the progressive, contemporary image of the current model” with “sharper, more defined lines and wider, lower stance” compared to the existing version.

Kia 2017 Cadenza

Previewed in a trio of teaser renderings just weeks ago, the new Cadenza adopts a more sharply-creased appearance. Kia says that the “long [hood], gently rising shoulder line and swept-back roofline give the car a sleek, elongated silhouette.”

Those lines are complemented by a a window line that rises towards the rear into a sharp kick upwards in the C-pillar, with the brand’s signature tiger-nose grille flanked by wraparound LED headlamps, more muscular fenders, squared-off bumpers, wide LED taillamps, and dual exhaust tips.

The new Kia Cadenza is set to reach showrooms around the world in the new year ahead. The current model shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Azera, and was introduced in Korea in 2010 before arriving in North America in 2013. The version we currently get in the United States is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 producing 293 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.