2015 Kia Cadenza – Preparing for the Change of Generations

KIA has really taken the memo about auto safety seriously and has been involved in several modifications and changes of their 2015 Kia Cadenza. The sedan has undergone several updates over the last 12 months. In this article we are going to take a look at some of the changes and see how they affect the rest of the car.

2015 Kia Cadenza at the Presentation

Brand Kia
Model Cadenza
Generation Cadenza PREMIUM
Engine 3.3 Liter, V6
Doors 5
Power 293 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Maximum speed 220 km/h
Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h 8 sec
Fuel tank volume 58 l

2015 Kia Cadenza Modifications

The optional technology for the base level Premium trim now has back cross traffic alert. What this does is that it alerts the driver to the traffic that is approaching and helps to avoid accidents.

The more expensive models have received a face lift in the form of a new grille as well as the fender trim. A 360° bird’s eye-view software that helps with accurate positioning and parking has also been included. The software called Surround View Monitor is a welcome addition to the higher end models. To increase once again the driver’s steering experience, KIA has added the Flex Steer which allows the driver to navigate the car using one of three modes – Sport, Comfort and Normal.

The Limited edition sees a clock with an analogue design as well as chrome trim edges added.

The 2014 KIA Cadenza’s front passenger’s seats have been replaced in the 2015 model by an 8 way power adjustable seat.

2015 Kia Cadenza Inside

Progress in terms of Total Car Sales

When the KIA 2014 model was unveiled at the NAIAS way back in 2014, the car managed to impress and clinched the International Car of the Year Award for 2015. Many believed that that was the sign KIA need to progress and continue the production line of the Cadenza. However when 2015 rolled along, it turned out that the car wasn’t really as popular as was first hoped for.

KIA fell behind its rival companies such as Toyota and Chrysler in the first 2 quarters of 2015. Their total sales consisted of a marginal 5, 400 units where Chrysler sold 26, 000 and Toyota sold 32, 000. This is probably one of the reasons why modifications are needed every year – it is order to help increase competitiveness and appeal to the consumer market at large.

2015 Kia Cadenza Grey

2015 Kia Cadenza Design

With the revamped design and concept it is hoped that KIA’s fortunes will change for the better in the last quarter of 2015. The classy and stylish revamped design brings to mind the success the car first garnered in the first days. Not only is the car designed to appeal to the masses but it is also fuel efficient and cost wise very affordable to the general populace (starting price is USD$34, 500).

The engine is a 3.3 liter V6 engine capable of 293 hp at 6, 400 rpm. The maximum speed to expect from the 2015 KIA Cadenza is 220km/h which is very impressive. For those curious to find out the acceleration time from standstill to 100 km/h you will be happy to know that it is an exhilarating 8 seconds. To fill the tank of this luxury sedan will need 58 l worth of fuel.

2015 Kia Cadenza Interior