2017 Kia Cadenza release date

If you are looking for an exclusive world-class sedan but cannot afford a Mercedes or a BMW, then Kia might have a solution for you. The United States version of the classic Kia K7, Cadenza is best you can get. The company currently looking forward to releasing the 2017 Kia Cadenza and this car will derive its specs from the present variant of K7. However, there will be some improvements. Kia has already disclosed their plans for this vehicle. They have further discussed their design and performance aims.

2017 Kia Cadenza

2017 Kia Cadenza: Redesign

Even though technical details are yet to arrive, the aims paint quite a clear picture of this vehicle. This upcoming sedan will be based on the traditional built but with a tad of boldness. This Kia Cadenza is expected to come with a much-required platform upgrade and a better powertrain.


From what has been revealed, it seems pretty clear that 2017 Kia Cadenza comes with many exterior changes. First and foremost this new model is slightly lower in terms of its height and also a little wider than before. It has been built keepingin mind the image of classic Euro luxury sedan and, therefore, it looks sharp and comes with an uplifted rear.

Chrome LED headlamps, and dual exhausts are other things to expect from this new variant.  Other than that this new variant will come with a brand new version of the classic tiger nose grill, which is basically just a modified version of it. The idea for engineers at Kia was to create a more appealing design and it clear that they have been successful.


The platform change is the major change that affects the interior design of 2017 Kia Cadenza and most of its upgrades revolve around that. Very sparse details about the platform change now but what is known for certain is it will develop its design from the existing Optima wheelbase.  That being said, it is most probable that there will be upliftmentin terms of build quality and luxury offered.

2017 Kia Cadenza interior

2017 Kia Cadenza: Powertrain

Only the very basic details about 2017 Kia Cadenza’s powertrain are available. Cadenza is supposed to carry a v-6 unit of 3.3 L under its hood. This unit is quite efficient is is capable of producing an outputof about 293 HP. Its torque is around 225 lb/ft. Paired with a six-speed gearbox, this combination seems quite decent. More information regarding mileage and performance are yet to be released.

2017 Kia Cadenza side

2017 Kia Cadenza: Availability Price & Competition

A sedan enthusiast might not be satisfied by from what has been revealed. They want to know more and Kia has got good news for them. The Kia Cadenza is still under testing, but it will be available in the market before the end of this year.

Multiple variants of 2017 Kia Cadenza are in line for release. The base variant is likely to be available for a price of $34,000, and the price goes up to $45,000 for the higher end variants. Other sedans like Chevy Impala, Toyota Avalon & Nissan Maxima, are scheduled to release at the same time, and their prices are almost similar as well. This will create the opportunity for equal and fair competition.

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