I am not much of a Kia fan but I find the all-new Cadenza lineup extremely appealing, sexy and quite luxurious for its prices.
Speaking of prices, the South Korean carmaker has recently announced its arrival on the North American continent, the lineup comprising three versions: the Premium entry-level trim priced at $31,990, the Technology available at $38,990 and the top of the line Limited set at $44,390.
Speaking about the standard Premium version, the 2017 MY costs less with around $1,000 compared to the last year`s model, even if it now comes with more features as standard.
On the other hand, the 2017 Cadenza Technology features a plethora of safety systems, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Blind Spot Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Surround View Monitor, LED headlights with High Beam Assist and much more.
Next in line, the 2017 Cadenza Limited adds the 19-inch alloy wheels with Dark Satin finish, head-up display, Nappa leather seats, heated outboard rear seats, Smart Power Trunk and so forth.
All three versions can also be equipped with a host of additional packages, for extra cash, of course. The most important is the Luxury Package, available in the Premium and coming with Harman Kardon premium audio system, Rear Parking Assist, or Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic. The package costs around $3,000. The model can also be had with the panoramic sunroof, for an additional $1,000.
Under the hood, all Cadenza versions are fitted with an upgraded 3.3-liter V6 engine, with 290 horsepower and 343 Nm of torque, sending the power to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.