KIA Motors set to introduce all-new Cadenza
31 May 2016 - 4:58
DOHA: The all-new, second-generation Kia Cadenza sedan has been designed and engineered to build on the international success of itsaward-winning predecessor, setting new standards for comfort, dynamics and in-car technologies in the large sedan segment.
Set to go on-sale globally in the second half of 2016, the new Cadenza boasts a precisely crafted cabin, cutting edge technology for connectivity and driver assistance, a stronger body structure, and powertrain enhancements for a more premium driving experience.
‘The simplicity of the straight line’ – Cadenza’s luxurious and refined design Designed at Kia’s California design studio, birthplace of the 2012 Track’ster and 2014 GT4 Stinger concepts, as well as the iconic Soul, the Cadenza’s precision-sculptedexterior exudes confidence, with clean lines and expressive details. The design is heavily influenced by the design philosophy of Kia’s Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer’s,which focuses on ‘the simplicity of the straight line’.
The Cadenza’s design is defined by a single gestural contour, creating a sleek profile which draws the eye along the length of the car.This line visually links matching Z-shaped light signatures in the headlights and LED tail lights, giving the all-new Cadenza a highly distinctive road presence, day or night.The overall impression is one of modernity, power and refinement, achieved by visually shearing away surface areas to create a more angular form.
The Kia Cadenza is available with a choice of sevenmetallic and pearl paint finishes, and three new aluminum alloy wheel designs, varying from 17- to 19-inches in diameter, with one of the 19-inch wheel designs sporting a chrome sputtering finish.
The interior of the all-new Kia Cadenza is thoughtfully redesigned with even higher quality materials than the preceding model, and higher levels of craftsmanship throughout. Like the exterior, the Cadenza’s soft interior contours are offset by sheared surfaces and bold lines.
Kia designers lifted the sense of interior space with a wraparound dashboard that flows into the door panels and features real stitching.The door panels themselves have been adorned with higher quality soft-touch materials, while soft leather envelopes many surfaces.Nappa leather is available with optional quilted seat bolsters that dress up the Cadenza’s attractive cabin.
For 2017, buyers have greater opportunity to customize the interior of their Cadenza, with a choice of four interior color combinations. As well as a black interior, buyers can also choose from a black and beige two-tone interior, as well as black and white. A new dark brown interior color isalso available.
As well as focusing on luxury and comfort, the Cadenza’s development teams sought to endow the latest model with impressive convenience and practicality. With an eye on intelligent packaging, interior designers lowered the front and rear seats by 11 mm, for a more comfortable seating position and liberating additional headroom.
The all-new Kia Cadenza is built upon a strong foundation with a body structure composed of more than 50% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) – more than twice the proportion found in the outgoing model.
Kia engineers are targeting the highest possible safety ratings, including an overall five-star rating from the USA’s National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, a ‘Top Safety Pick+’ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the highest possible scores inthe Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP).
Cutting-edge driver assistance features are also available, with Kia bringing a suite of DRiVE WISE Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the sedan. DRiVE WISE embodies Kia’s philosophy to realize intelligently safe vehicles and improve safety for all road users. For buyers of the new Cadenza in various markets,
Advanced Smart Cruise Control with stop-and-go functionality will be available from the car’s launch, allowing the car to maintain a safe distance from the vehicles in front at cruising speeds and in traffic.