Thursday, March 24, 2016
2017 Kia Cadenza Coming Later This Year
The all-new 2017 Kia Cadenza gets a revised version of Kia’s 3.3-liter V6 engine sending an estimated 290 horsepower to the front wheels via Kia’s first FWD-based eight-speed automatic transmission.The 2017 Cadenza is composed of more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength Steel, more than twice the amount used in the outgoing model. A driver’s knee airbag brings the total number of airbags in the vehicle to nine.The Cadenza is first Kia to be sold in the U.S. under the DRIVE WISE sub-brand, with features like Advanced Smart Cruise Control with stop-and-go functionality, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning. The Smart Blind Spot Detection System senses unintentional drifting toward an adjacent vehicle and automatically brakes the opposite side front wheel to help maintain the vehicle’s intended course. The second-generation Cadenza is set to go on-sale in late 2016, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch date.