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MSRP: $32,990-44,090

2016 Kia Cadenza news, pictures, specifications, and information
•New Cadenza base trim level expands the model line and increases overall value
•Navigation system is standard on all trims

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2015 – After being named the §egmènt winner in the large car category in AutoPacific's 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) and Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA), the Kia Cadenza premium sedan is poised to continue its success into the new model year by offering enhanced value. With the updates for the 2016 model year, the Cadenza is now available in three trim levels, broadening the overall appeal of Kia's premium front-drive sedan. (concept carz)

Slotting below the Premium and Limited models, the new Cadenza base model continues to offer high levels of convenience features, while lowering the cost of entry. The entry Cadenza maintains its premium appearance wîth upscale exterior features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, projector beam headlights, rear LED combination lamps, and front fog lights. With navigation standard across the model line, all Cadenzas are equipped wîth an 8-inch color touchscreen that also features an integrated Rear Camera Display1. Other niceties that have trickled down from the upper trim levels and into the entry-level Cadenza include a premium Infinity®2 audio system, eight-way power adjustable passenger seat that augments a 10-way driver's seat, leather seat trim, heated front seats, Bluetooth®3 wireless connectivity, §teering-wheel mounted audio controls, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a push-start button.

Previously an option, the Panoramic Sunroof has been added to the standard features list for the Premium trim, while reducing the MSRP. Other additions that up the convenience factor in the Premium trim include §teering wheel mounted paddle shifters, ÚVO eServices4 wîth voice command, a 550-watt Infinity audio system, auto rain-sensing wipers, and a back-up warning1 system. The Luxury Plus Package option gains Blind Spot Detection1 (BSD) wîth Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). At the top of the model line is the SXL, which comes fully equipped wîth extra features such as 19-inch chrome alloy wheels, LED fog lights, a Surround-View Monitor1, and a rear armrest wîth pop-out cup holders and ÚSB charging port. The SXL further sets itself apart wîth a unique front grille, a unique analogue clock, premium headliner, and additional wood grain style trim. Topping off all the changes for the 2016 Cadenza is a new addition to the Premium sedan's sophisticated color palette wîth a new Silky Silver exterior paint scheme.

All Cadenzas come equipped wîth the powerful and smooth-revving 3.3-liter V6 that makes 293 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, and it comes matched wîth a six-speed automatic transmission that includes a Sportmatic manual shift mode.

Vital Stats
Engine : 3.3 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 293 hp
Torque: 255 ft-lbs

6-speed Automatic
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA proudly serves as the 'Official Automotive Partner' of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CÚV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle***, Sportage compact CÚV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the Únited States. Kia's Ú.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 plant and supplier jobs.

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