KATHMANDU; The all-new Kia Cadenza luxury sporty sedan revealed late November in Korea is going for worldwide sale. The 4965 mm long Cadenza will take over the role of the large luxury sedan for the KIA Marque from the 10 year old Opirus and is destined to totally transform Kia’s sales performance in the D2 segment.
Under the direction of Kia’s Chief design officer Peter Schreyer, the large sedan design team in Korea is determined to transform every aspect of the brand’s range topping model to deliver sporty and sleek styling, agile and dynamic performance, and exceptional comfort.
Export sales in general markets excluding North America and Europe will begin during March 2010 and China in June 2010. Kia’s new front-wheel drive ‘Type-N’ platform makes its first appearance in Cadenza and will be utilised in other Kia models in the future. The higher body shell helped loss of up to 130 kg compared with the previous Opirus, even though the new model has numerous additional features.
As part of Kia’s drive to increase sales in the large sedan segment, the new Cadenza will be manufactured with a total of three gasoline engines with different engines being available around the world to best suit local legal requirements.
Power outputs will range from 165 ps to
290 ps and all models
will feature front wheel drive and Kia’s all
new six speed automatic transmission.