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.