/NAIAS 2013: 2014 Kia Cadenza

NAIAS 2013: 2014 Kia Cadenza

2014 Kia Cadenza 1 545x363 at NAIAS 2013: 2014 Kia Cadenza

Kia unveiled the latest version of it Cadenza premium sedan at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show. It may not look it, but Kia says it is the most technologically-advanced vehicle Kia has ever introduced in North America.

The reason they think that is because it comes with stuff like Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS). Deign-wise, while there is nothing wrong with the Cadenza, it is not exactly cool or pretty. In comparison, the current Hyundai Azera has a much more interesting design.

In America the car launches with one trim level and one engine, a 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine developing 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 255 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm, connected to a six-speed automatic transmission.

As for the chassis and suspension, it features a sport-tuned fully independent suspension with a McPherson strut setup in front and a multilink rear design. The Kia Cadenza rides on standard 245/45R-18 tires while 245/40R-19 tires are included with the Technology Package.

Standard kit includes leather seat trim, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear seat ventilation, Smart Key keyless entry with push-button start, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and Bluetooth wireless technology. There are also two optional packages available.

There is the Premium Package, which adds a full-length panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade, HID headlamps with adaptive front lighting system (AFLS), 7-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster, premium Nappa leather seats, a memory enabled 12-way ventilated driver’s seat with seat cushion extension for unsurpassed comfort, heated front and rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping steering column, as well as a power rear sunshade for enhanced comfort and privacy.

If you get the Technology Package, it adds 19-inch alloy wheels, electric parking brake and Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), which maintains a set distance to the vehicle ahead and can bring the car to a full stop if necessary. The package also includes water repellant hydrophobic windshield, a radar-based Blind Spot Detection system (BSD) and a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) that provides audible and visual alerts to the driver should they inadvertently veer into another lane without using the turn signal.

(Founder / Chief Editor / Journalist) – Arman is the original founder of Motorward.com, which he kept until August 2009. Currently Arman is our chief editor and is held responsible for a large part of the news we publish.