Kia Cadenza 2013 facelift revealed
The 2013 Kia Cadenza full-size sedan has just been revealed. Slotting in above the midsize Kia Optima and under the even-larger Kia Quoris, the new Cadenza looks to be just a facelift of the current model, with a new interior as well.
The Cadenza shares its architecture with the 2012 Hyundai Azera, so it’s a front-wheel-drive entry-level luxury sedan. It’ll be offered with a direct-injection 293 hp, 3.3-litre V6 in U.S. and Korean markets, mated to a 6-speed automatic. Unfortunately, it is likely that GCC markets will continue to get a weaker engine with no direct injection.
The 2013 Cadenza will officially debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show next month. It should hit showrooms in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman early next year.
Keep track of updates in the Kia Cadenza buyer guide.