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Kia teases a more angular next-gen Cadenza

by vlad on Понедельник, Ноябрь 16th, 2015

Kia’s decision to redesign the Cadenza sedan signals that the Korean brand will not abandon its high-end cars despite corporate sibling Hyundai’s campaign to create a dedicated luxury brand, Genesis

The new-generation 2017 Cadenza is scheduled to go on sale globally next year.

The first images, released last week, suggest a more angular look than the current model, penned by Kia’s president and design chief, Peter Schreyer, and introduced in South Korea in 2010.

They show a deep crease in the sheet metal above the door sills, as well as a fold in Kia’s signature «tiger nose» grille. Accentuating the front end are Kia’s signature LED daytime running lights, which look like a tray of four ice cubes.

Kia launched the Cadenza in the United States in 2013, halfway through the car’s product cycle. With a U.S. sales goal of 12,000 Cadenzas per year, Kia sold 9,267 in 2014 and 5,898 through the first 10 months of 2015.

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