Kia Motors has unveiled the all-new Cadenza sedan, formerly known as VG and KND-5 Concept, in the Korean domestic market. Featuring a new bold design, the Cadenza represents the new face of Kia family cars and replaces the current Opirus (Amanti). Although the car is shorter than the Oprius, it is more spacious inside thanks to its extended wheelbase.
Kia Cadenza is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine developing 290hp and 338 Nm of torque. This engine will also be on the European and Middle Eastern models, American spec might be different. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox with sequential mode.
Going on sale in 2010, the Cadenza is also very feature rich. Dual-zone climate control air-conditioning is standard, and other high-tech ‘comfort & convenience’ features include keyless entry and an engine ‘start’ button, RPAS reversing sensors, a reversing safety camera with interior mirror display screen and a powered extension for the driver’s seat cushion.
Body & Chassis
Four-door, five-seater sedan, with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell. Powered by transversely-mounted V6 gasoline engine driving the front wheels.
3.5-litre / 290 ps [ Middle East & General Markets ]
Type ‘Lambda II’ Quad-OHC, six-cylinder in V, with dual CVVT
Max power 290 ps (213 kW) @ 6600 rpm
Max torque 338 Nm (34.5 kg.m) @ 5000 rpm
Automatic 6-sp with fully auto & sequential manual modes
Suspension & Damping
Front Fully independent by MacPherson Struts.
Rear Fully independent by Multi-Link rear axle.
Type Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Gearing 2.94 turns lock-to-lock with 11.08 metres turning circle
Front / Rear 300 x 28 mm ventilated discs / 284 x 10 mm solid discs
Wheels & Tyres
Standard LX Alloy 16 in x 6.5J 215/65 R16 tires
Standard EX* Alloy 17 in x 7.0J 225/55 R17 tires
*Optional on LX
Overall length 4965 Overall width* 1850
Overall height 1475 Wheelbase 2845
Fuel tank 70 litres Luggage (SAE) 451 litres
Curb weight (min.) 1575 Gross weight 2065
Top speed / kph 230 0-to-100 kph (sec) 7.2
Combined cycle 9.36 (litres / 100 km)*
CO2 223 g/km*
*Manufacturer’s estimated figure