New Kia Cadenza a virtuoso passage

August 31, 2016 at 7:29 pm Leave a comment

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Linear white fences, white columns and trees were not the only straight lines to be seen as TheFamilyCar co-editor/co-owner, Carguy Keith Turner, rolled through hills of Virginia horse country recently in the 2017 Kia Cadenza.

The vehicle is all-new, and arrives to market with higher levels of luxury, technology and convenience than its predecessor. It comes wrapped in a beautiful, bold design inspired by the simplicity of the straight line.

The second-generation Cadenza boasts a stronger body structure and powertrain enhancements along with a more engaging driving experience than before.

Designed at Kia’s California design center, the Cadenza’s high-end image exudes a modern confidence by use of a single contour that spans the length of the car, creating its sleek profile. This visually links matching Z-shaped lighting signatures in the headlights and LED tail lights, affording the all-new Cadenza a more distinctive road presence.

The Cadenza is available with two different grills. Lower trim models will come with the “Diamond Butterfly” front grill that features the same three-dimensional pattern as several siblings within the Kia lineup. Higher trim models will come with the “Intaglio” grill, featuring vertically oriented, faceted blades.

The Cadenza’s newly-designed “piano key” taillights add to the vehicle’s striking appearance, with chrome garnishes in all the right places.

Brimming with technology, the cockpit is designed to provide a more harmonious human-machine interface.

Heads-Up Display shows key driver information such as speed and turn-by-turn navigation directions on the windshield directly in the driver’s line of sight.

A Surround-View Monitor gives the driver a bird’s-eye view of the area around the vehicle, and the Smart Trunk opens the trunk lid if the key fob is detected from behind.

The Cadenza also features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while a 12-speaker 630-watt Harman/Kardon audio system features Clari-Fi music restoration technology.

Pricing has not been announced, but is expected to start at under $32,000 for the Premium model and under $44,000 for the SXL version.

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