The all-new next-gen Kia Cadenza–this is it

Kia Motors International decided to release official pictures of the next-generation Cadenza sedan for the Korean Domestic Market.

Following a series of teasers in the form of digital renderings, the new Kia Cadenza’s exterior was fully unveiled and it thankfully boasts a design that’s loyal to the original sketches, which is heavily reminiscent of the GT Concept from several years back.

That means the new Kia Cadenza is quite the looker. I mean–look at it.

The new design certainly moves the car upscale in terms of exterior aesthetics and is even borderline Lexus-like, resembling the latest and greatest ES model at certain angles. And that’s perfectly fine since the Cadenza was always a handsome looking car. Now, it sports a much cleaner and refined loo.

Not much is known technically, but the Kia Cadenza is scheduled to be revealed in full in the near future for Korea with the versions destined for overseas due sometime next year.


Purposeful Design for All-New Kia Cadenza

  • Sharper, more defined styling for Kia’s full-size sedan
  • Distinctive, European-inspired looks with a sleek, elongated silhouette
  • Bold new model maintains the progressive image of existing Cadenza, promising greater refinement and luxury
  • On sale in overseas markets in 2016

(SEOUL) November 24, 2015 – Kia Motors has today revealed the updated exterior styling of the Korean domestic market all-new Kia Cadenza (known as ‘K7’ in Korea) in the first official photos of the new model. The all-new Cadenza boasts a purposeful new design and will feature high levels of interior quality and contemporary luxury when it goes on sale in overseas markets in 2016.

The next-generation Cadenza maintains the progressive, contemporary image of the current model, and the sharper, more defined lines and wider, lower stance give the new model a modern and thoroughly distinctive new look – with key design elements ensuring the new Cadenza remains recognizable as a Kia.

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.

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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