2012 Kia Cadenza | new car review

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 by

The Cadenza clearly signifies ’s intention of becoming a top selling manufacturer of world-class cars. It uses the same basic underpinnings as the Hyundai Genesis sedan – though unlike the Hyundai, the is front-wheel drive. The Cadenza replaces the Opirus at flagship sedan.

The Cadenza is offered with a 290bhp, 3.5-litre V6 engine which will provide plenty of performance through a modern six-speed automatic gearbox. With all-round independent suspension, the Cadenza should provide a comfortable for all those on board, whilst giving the driver an involving drive.

Five versions of the Cadenza are on sale in the UAE. The standard car rides on 16-inch alloy wheels and comes with dual zone air conditioning, cruise control, full electric options and front fog lamps. as well as an electrically-operated driver’s seat and rear parking sensors.

The mid-range Cadenza is fitted with 17-inch alloys and adds a push-button starter, mood lighting and an electric passenger seat, as well as leather seats and a rear-parking camera.

The full-option Cadenza features eight airbags as well as a panoramic sunroof and satellite navigation. Bluetooth is also included, as is electronic stability control, xenon headlights and a rear electric sunshade.


Price: AED 90,000 – 112,000

3.5-litre V6

Max power: 286bhp at 6600rpm
Max torque: 338Nm at 5000rpm


6-speed automatic

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