Kia reveals facelifted 2017 Cadenza


Kia has pulled to covers off its newly facelifted version of the K7 Cadenza full-size sedan. Whilst little in the way of technical details have been released, these three new images show subtle new changes which give the car a sharper, more defined look when compared to the existing version.


Kia says that the long bonnet, gently rising shoulder line and swept-back roofline give the car a sleek, elongated silhouette. Those lines are complemented by a window line that rises towards the rear into a sharp kick upwards in the C-pillar, with the brand’s signature tiger-nose grille flanked by wrap-around LED headlights, more muscular fenders, squared-off bumpers, wide LED taillights and dual exhaust outlets.


The new Kia Cadenza is set to reach showrooms around the world in the new year ahead. The current model shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Azera, and was introduced in Korea in 2010 before arriving in North America in 2013. The current version is powered by a 3.3L V6 producing 218kW (293hp) and 305Nm (225lb-ft) of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.