2017 Kia Cadenza in Greensboro, NC
The Kia Cadenza will be back and better than ever before with the all-new, second-generation 2017 model arriving in late 2016. Drivers can expect design changes and advanced technology features as well as a refined powertrain. The 2017 Cadenza will be the same overall length as the previous model, but it will be slightly wider and lower in height. Rear seat passengers will find more legroom to stretch out, and there will be slightly more cargo space in the trunk for extra belongings.
One of the biggest changes is Kia’s first front-wheel drive-based 8-speed automatic transmission in the 2017 Cadenza. It will be paired with an improved version of the previous engine that’s expected to be more fuel efficient this time around. This new Cadenza model will use more than twice the amount of high strength steel than the previous model making it stronger than ever before. With an estimated 290 horsepower, there’s definitely some power under the hood. Exact numbers for horsepower and fuel economy will be released closer to the vehicle’s arrival.
|More than 50% Advanced High Strength Steel||Advanced Smart Cruise Control||Aerodynamic design|
|Hydraulic Rebound Stopper||Lane Departure Warning||New front fascia design|
|Reduced stopping distance||Head Up Display||Classic “tiger nose” grille|
|Improved 3.3-liter V-6 engine||Surround View Monitor||Chrome exterior accents|
Test drive the 2017 Kia Cadenza in Greensboro, NC
Although the 2017 Kia Cadenza has not been released yet, it will arrive to dealership lots across the U.S. later this year. One of the main changes drivers will notice is the district Z-shaped lighting design in the headlights and the LED taillights. The classic front “tiger nose” grille has a new hexagonal shape that incorporate lines continuing under the headlights to make the front appear wider. The grille was also given a new concave form that curves in toward the engine bay giving the Cadenza a sharper, more chiseled look. One unique quality of the Cadenza is that it offers two front grille variations. Lower models are set with the “Diamond Butterfly” grille similar to many other vehicles on the Kia lineup, and higher models have a “Intaglio” grille, which features a vertical blade design.
Turning our attention to the cabin, drivers will notice the widening look continues on the inside with a wraparound dash that continues onto the doors with real stitching. Higher quality materials are used throughout the cabin including soft leather. Nappy leather is available on higher models. There is a new dark brown interior color option, which brings the total color combinations up to four. The driver’s seat in the 2017 Kia Cadenza will be lower to give it a sportier, more in control feel. Cushion in the seat can be adjusted to get the perfect fit. Heated seats will now have a smart control system that will automatically turn down the heat after a certain period of time, and the heat will be more evenly distributed throughout the seat.
When it comes to safety, the 2017 Kia Cadenza is sure to keep everyone protected. It will be equipped with nine airbags throughout the cabin, which includes driver’s knee airbags. It is expected the 2017 Cadenza will receive top safety ratings across the board when it is tested later this year. Drivers will also reap the benefits of a forward collision warning system as well as autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warnings and a Smart Blind Spot Detection System.
Those interested in learning more about what the 2017 Kia Cadenza will have to offer are welcome to contact our team here at Carolina Kia for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel are encouraged to stay tuned to our site for more information regarding the specific release date.