The first Cadenza model was released back in 2010 and since then it had gone on to become one of the most popular vehicles of Kia. In the upcoming year, the car brand is launching a much needed refreshment to their original model in the form of 2016 Kia Cadenza. The South Korean brand plans to upgrade technological features alongside providing changes in body design and powertrain configuration. We are sure excited to see what this model has in store.
2016 Kia Cadenza Engine Specs
In all probability the old engine will be brought back, but with certain improvements to maximize performance and fuel efficiency. Compared to 293 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, the improved 3.3 litre V6 engine will be able to produce 340 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. This significant mark in increased performance is a clear indicator that Kia has worked hard enough to provide people what they want. This engine will be mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission system in place of the older 6-speed variant.
With this engine, 2016 Kia Cadenza will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7 seconds while reaching a top speed of 130 mph. Fuel consumption has been recorded to be 18 mpg in city and 28 mpg on highway drive. Thus, we can see Kia has kept their promise of releasing a fuel economic alternative.
2016 Kia Cadenza Exterior and Interior Changes
Kia will implement their new design language which was recently spotted on Sport space Concept. As a result, the body of 2016 Kia Cadenza will acquire a sporty shape characterized by LED fog lights, revised “tiger-nose” grille design and other changes to its front to increase the aggressiveness. On its back, there will be newly designed taillights and large size spoiler. The car’s wheelbase will get extended and also feature refreshed rear-quarter window. Aerodynamics will naturally improve as less fuel consumption is one of the car’s highlights.
Interior features of this vehicle have still been still kept under wraps which are unlikely to be taken off anytime soon. We can speculate this car to have luxurious features like leather upholstered seats with heat control, spacious cabin, enhanced dashboard configuration and more room for carrying cargo. There is no doubt that Kia will leave any stone unturned and make this car’s interior underwhelming by any means. Chrome accents will highlight the elegance of the interiors.
Safety and infotainment basics are to include a great audio system, satellite navigation, ABS, Automatic cruise control, rear parking sensors and safety airbags for all its passengers.
2016 Kia Cadenza Price and Release Date
Due to all the new features, expect the 2016 Kia Cadenza to cost higher than its predecessor and come with a price tag of around $37,000. Details about official date of release has yet not been revealed, but based on our trusted sources, we can consider ourselves to be lucky if it turns up near the end of 2015, or the early part of 2016. Keep following us for more details on this section as we will reveal to you when it arrives.