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Saturday, 12 November 2016
USA - Kia Motors America launches the Second Generation Full Sized Premium Sedan, the Cadenza, cheaper than previous Gen.
Second-Generation Cadenza Boasts Tremendous Value While Offering Luxury Refinement
All-new Cadenza has lower starting price than outgoing model
Luxury, technology and spirited driving dynamics come wrapped in attractive and affordable package
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced pricing for the all-new second-generation 2017 Cadenza full-size premium sedan. When the Cadenza arrives in dealerships later this month it will be offered in three trim levels – Premium, Technology and Limited, with the Premium MSRP starting at just $31,9901.
Adding a suite of advanced driver assistance and convenience features, the Technology starts at $38,9901, while the fully equipped Limited will be offered at $44,3901.
“The new Cadenza adds an extra dose of excitement to the large-car segment with its striking, aggressively handsome looks and premium refinements,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA. “But it’s the bottom line where the Cadenza truly shines, offering more luxury, technology and features at a surprisingly affordable starting point, regardless of which trim level is most appealing to our customers.”
The value story for the 2017 Cadenza begins with the Premium trim. The starting MSRP is $1,000 below the outgoing model and features more standard equipment. Moving up to the Technology trim nets a host of new features including the addition of Autonomous Emergency Braking2 with pedestrian detection, Forward Collision Warning2, Surround View Monitor,2 Smart Blind Spot Detection2, High Beam Assist, and LED headlights and represents a $4,000 value when compared to a similarly equipped variant of the previous-generation Cadenza. Adding to the long list of standard equipment offered on the Limited is a Surround View Monitor and a Cadenza-first Head-Up Display (HUD), along with soft Nappa leather trim seating, Smart Power Trunk, heated outboard rear seats and unique Dark Satin 19-inch alloy wheels.
Given the quantity of standard equipment found on any Cadenza variant, the option packages are straightforward. A $3,000 Luxury Package offered only on the Premium trim includes power folding outside mirrors, a Harman Kardon®3 12-speaker surround sound premium audio system, HomeLink® rearview mirror with integrated compass, Blind Spot Detection2 with Rear Cross Traffic Alert2 and Rear Parking Assist System2. A $1,000 Panoramic sunroof with power-operating shade includes LED interior lighting is also offered only on the Premium model.