With the emphasis being more on SUV’s than any other model, the news of the imminent release of 2019 Kia Cadenza, a luxury sedan is welcome news indeed. Granted that the sales for sedans have been flat-lining of late, in the US markets but hopefully, Kia would set it on its head. The moment we heard the news, we started hunting for any information that we could find on the new model – from leaked images to interviews and we can tell you that the images hardly do justice to the all-new Kia. But we did get enough to prep this review, so let’s take a closer look at the new Kia Cadenza and see what makes it tick.
The 2019 Kia Cadenza is all set to roll out soon, but let’s get one thing cleared first – it seems that the new model will not be a completely redesigned variant but will carry the same design as last year with more than a few cosmetic changes. From what we could make out and thanks to the leaked images, the new model will come loaded with more than few changes to the exterior as well as the interior, with the emphasis being on luxury and comfort.
Exterior, under the hood:
The 2019 Kia Cadenza comes with more than a few changes to the exterior; it comes with a refurbished front fascia, with the tight grille now extending to the headlights. The new model comes with restyled LED headlights as well as LED daytime running lights, sizeable front flares as well as well contoured side panels. It looks a lot slimmer and why not, it certainly stands out for all the right reasons. It carries the same trims as last year with the higher trims getting a more enhanced grille with chrome accents.
The rear end gets the same treatment as the front, with re-styled LED tail lights with Z shape accents. On the whole, the design is a lot more aerodynamic than before and better yet, it comes with the enhanced suspension which should provide you with a smooth ride sans any bumps. The wheelbase is larger which translates to more space on the interior as well as the cargo area. On the whole, the overall design is appealing and with the addition of more colors, you should be able to get one as per your preference.
The 2019 Kia Cadenza’s interior does get a small makeover of sorts with the interior featuring plush leather seats, plush leather upholstery, cloth fabric for the seats, heated/ cooled adjustable driver’s seat, power steering, power windows, and much more. The dash is the same as last year but still looks quite good. The car also comes with easy access keyless entry with touch button, along with a panoramic sunroof to add to the effect.
It also comes with the rear camera, well-ventilated seats with enough leg and headroom as well as 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation. The car also features rain-sensing wipers along with advanced safety features such as stability control, semi-autonomous self-driving tech along with emergency braking, radar cruise control and much more.
Engine Detail, launch date, Price:
The 2019 Kia Cadenza comes with all-wheel drive, as well as 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, 8-speed automatic that cranks out 365 HP and 376 lb-ft of torque. The car certainly packs a lot of power and comes with the required dampers so you should be able to enjoy a quiet comfortable ride for all intents and purposes. The new model is all set to be launched by the end of this year and it is expected that the pricing would range around $55000.