There’s a good reason why the 2014 KIA Cadenza looks so European. If you’re a car person and don’t know the name Peter Schreyer, you’re missing out. He’s the creative genius behind some of the best automotive designs in the industry The 2014 KIA Cadenza was created under his supervision and it resembles a KIA Optima mixed with a BMW 5-Series.
Introduced at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, the KIA Cadenza was a standout amid tepid debuts.
Power comes from a 293 horsepower, 3.3-liter V6 that puts out 255 lbs-feet of torque. Just like its cousin, the Hyundai Genesis sedan, power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. No mention of a V8 or I4 as of yet.
The 2014 KIA Cadenza will be the official flagship of the KIA brand. KIA wanted to make a statement about the 2014 KIA Cadenza, not that it’s a sports sedan or an Über luxury sedan, but it’s a high-tech sedan. This vehicle is the most technically advanced that the Korean automaker has presented in the United States.
“Sophisticated Features and Technology
Offered in one opulently equipped trim level, the Cadenza takes in-car technology and premium features to an entirely new level. Standard features include an advanced navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic™ and UVO eServices, displayed on a high resolution 8-inch touch screen. Further enhancing driver assurance is a standard back-up camera and warning system, as well as a premium 550-watt Infinity® 12-speaker audio system including surround speakers and subwoofer.”
“The Cadenza’s standard equipment level is on par with many premium brands and boasts standard leather seat trim, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear seat ventilation, Smart Key keyless entry with push-button start, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and Bluetooth®wireless technology. Two option packages are offered: The Premium Package and the Technology Package. ” – – KIA Media
I am very excited to be included on a roster of automotive journalists that get a chance to drive the 2014 KIA Cadenza soon. The Fast Lane Car will get even more footage for you. Until then, enjoy this video that was supplied by the automaker.
Looks good, no?