The 2017 Kia Cadenza is one impressive vehicle offering of Korean car manufacturer, Kia. Kia has been consistently giving buyers vehicles that can rival that of popular brands. The latest Cadenza is an addition to its noteworthy line-up which can be considered as its best-selling car to date.
Kia Cadenza's first entry in the market is dating back 2014. Upon this launch, only around 28,000 Americans took notice and bought the car. This may not be a significant in terms of sales as competitors like Toyota and Honda have sold millions, but Kia takes pride in this number. They see these 28,000 owners as allies to spread the good there is in the Cadenza.
Many car enthusiasts and critics have driven and felt the 2017 Kia Cadenza and they collectively gave it a good rating. It may not be as high of a ranking as its competitors but it is good enough, and in this case good enough is indeed good enough.
According to CNET, the new Cadenza has impressive handling reflexes up to a new chassis built with 51 percent high-strength steel. It also has a more hot-stamped steel and additional structural adhesives which contribute to an improved torsional rigidity by 35 percent compared to its predecessor.
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The new Cadenza does have second-generation 3.3-liter V6 engine brings in 290 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. A little setback though is it is a little underpowered compared to the old car for having 293 horsepower and 255 pound-feet. Though lower, it is hardly noticeable.
As added by Car and Driver, the 2017 Kia Cadenza belongs to a near-luxury-sedan segment which remains fiercely competitive even with decreased sales against crossover vehicles. The new Cadenza in a way slays its competitors by having all nice new added features to work in a harmonious way as what luxury brands do.
The 2017 Kia Cadenza is known to be Kia's most handsome (or prettiest for that matter) sedan because of its interior, the luxury continues on in its interior. The "White Package" comes with ivory-colored, diamond-quilted leather seats comparable to that of Mercedez-Benz's S550.
It is about time for Kia to conquer the US market the way it deserves to. Kia has been significantly doing well in Korea and other parts of Asia that US market has to take notice more. The 2017 Kia Cadenza may be the answer to Kia's most needed publicity.