Kia has released the first official photos of the company’s new 2016 Cadenza premium sedan; also known as the ‘K7’ in Korea.
Featuring an upmarket and contemporary design inspired by European luxury sedan styling, the all-new Cadenza’s long bonnet, gently rising shoulder line and swept-back roofline give the car a sleek, elongated silhouette. The window-line tapers slightly as it draws towards the back of the cabin, and kicks up sharply as it meets the C-pillar, giving the Cadenza a more purposeful, ‘lean-forward’ stance.
At the front of the car, a new reinterpretation of Kia’s signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille, sharp wraparound LED headlamps, and muscular fenders give added confidence and definition to the design. Distinct lines characterize the rear of the car, with squared-off bumpers, wide LED lamps joined by chrome detailing, twin exhausts and bold styling lines serving to emphasize the car’s width and convey a more assertive appearance.
The new Kia Cadenza goes on sale in overseas markets in 2016.
There are no plans to introduce the Cadenza in Australia at this stage, although the car’s twin under the skin – the Hyundai Genesis – has been on sale locally since early this year.