2016 Kia Cadenza/K7 unveiled

Article by Andrew Christian, on December 1, 2015

Known as K7, the all-new Kia Cadenza meant for the Korean domestic market has been given an updated exterior styling by Kia Motors as revealed in the first official photos of the new model. The new design is powerful and demonstrates high quality interiors and modern luxury as it will be released for sale in 2016 for the overseas market.

The current model’s progressive and contemporary look has been preserved in the 2016 Cadenza but sharper lines and a well-defined wider stance have given the new version a unique and trendy personality. This new design statement is effective in making the new Cadenza recognizable as a Kia model.

The new Cadenza has a European luxury sedan styling that’s depicted in its long bonnet, swept back roofline and gently rising shoulder line that give the car a long sleek posture.

A more ‘forward-lean’ stance has been provided by a sharply tapering window line which slightly draws backward towards the cabin back and curves up sharply to meet the C-Pillar.

The signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille has been reinterpreted. In addition, its look is updated with sharp wraparound LED headlamps and muscular fenders.

Similarly, the rear of the car has distinct lines with wide LED lamps with chrome detailing, squared off bumpers, twin exhausts and bold styling curves that provide a wider appearance and a more aggressive style.

Press Release

Purposeful design for all-new Kia Cadenza

  • Sharper, more defined styling for Kia's full-size sedan
  • Distinctive, European-inspired looks with a sleek, elongated silhouette
  • Bold new model maintains the progressive image of existing Cadenza, promising greater refinement and luxury
  • On sale in overseas markets in 2016

(SEOUL) November 24, 2015 – Kia Motors has today revealed the updated exterior styling of the Korean domestic market all-new Kia Cadenza (known as 'K7' in Korea) in the first official photos of the new model. The all-new Cadenza boasts a purposeful new design and will feature high levels of interior quality and contemporary luxury when it goes on sale in overseas markets in 2016.

The next-generation Cadenza maintains the progressive, contemporary image of the current model, and the sharper, more defined lines and wider, lower stance give the new model a modern and thoroughly distinctive new look – with key design elements ensuring the new Cadenza remains recognizable as a Kia.

Inspired by European luxury sedan styling, the all-new Cadenza's long bonnet, gently rising shoulder line and swept-back roofline give the car a sleek, elongated silhouette. The window-line tapers slightly as it draws towards the back of the cabin, and kicks up sharply as it meets the C-pillar, giving the Cadenza a more purposeful, 'lean-forward' stance.

At the front of the car, a new reinterpretation of Kia's signature 'tiger-nose' grille, sharp wraparound LED headlamps, and muscular fenders give added confidence and definition to the design. Distinct lines characterize the rear of the car, with squared-off bumpers, wide LED lamps joined by chrome detailing, twin exhausts and bold styling lines serving to emphasize the car's width and convey a more assertive appearance.

Topics: kia, kia cadenza, sedan

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