Report: Kia Cadenza Could Come To UK, Australia and Other Markets

by Oct 25, 2013All News, Kia0 comments

Currently Kia does not offer the Cadenza (also known as the K7 in South Korea), or the Quoris/K9 to its European dealers. At this time, biggest sedan by Kia in most markets is the Optima. 

[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:1px;”] For the Quoris, this thing is complicated because Kia’s luxury image in Europe does not exist. The quality of their cars still growing after any new model makes debuts, but Kia wants to bring 1000 left-hand-drive examples to the continent. Soon-Nam Lee, vice president of overseas marketing group for KMC, said: “My opinion is that the K9 is very difficult. However, with the K7 we would like to introduce 1000 units for the western European market so we can get feedback from our customers.”

Lee added that the second-generation Cadenza, which is due in 2016, could also be offered in right-hand drive, which is not the case with the current version. “We are studying it for the UK, Singapore, Australia and South Africa markets and discussing it with our distributors,” he said.

The current Cadenza is a rival for cars like the Acura RL, Toyota Avalon or a BMW 5-series. One thing about the car that Kia have to change for European markets would be the engine. In the US, the Cadenza is offered only with a 3.3-litre V6 producing 289hp. In South Korea is offered with 2.4, 3.0 and 3.3 GDi engines with 201, 270 and 294 hp. Also it is available with LPi engine offers 235 hp.

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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