Kia finally reveals all about the new Cadenza/K7

Kia’s luxury model, the D segment sedan K7/Cadenza, has finally revealed all the secrets of its new generation. And more photos apart from the ones we have already presented at the beginning of this month. It will have 3 engine options, front or all-wheel drive and a much better look. See the images below, as well as more information.

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The new sedan is 4.97 m long. The same length of the first generation, but the new one is slightly wider (1.87 m, against 1.85 m), shorter (1.47 m versus 1.48 m) and has a longer wheelbase (2.86 m versus 2.85 m). The new Cadenza’s weight varies from 1,565 kg to 1,670 kg. The older one, equipped with a 2.4 GDI petrol engine, weighed 1,550 kg. Differences are so subtle that we have started to wonder whether if this is really a new generation or just a facelift.

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The engine options range from a 2.4 GDI engine that produces 140 kW at 6,000 rpm and 241 Nm at 4,000 rpm to the top of the line turbocharged 3.3 V6, also with direct injection. It generates 213 kW at 6,400 rpm and 343 Nm at 5,200 rpm. For the ones that prefer even more torque, there’s the 2.2 e-VGT turbodiesel engine, which offers 441 Nm between 1,750 rpm and 2,750 rpm while delivering 148 kW at 3,800 rpm.

 

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In what relates to features, the Cadenza now presents head-up display, ASCC (Advanced Smart Cruise Control), autonomous emergency braking, high beam assist and lane change warning. The Korean company could just have provided better quality images to present these equipments. In the images below it is possible to see its structure, as well as the all-wheel drive version and its 9 airbags.

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Check the interior of the new car, which is already for sale in South Korea.

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Sales worldwide must begin this year as well. If you are interested in a Cadenza, ask for a good discount on the current one. Or wait for the new one to reach the dealerships of your country.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.