Meet the Kia Cadenza (K7) facelift image

A preliminary information along with the first images of the facelifted Kia Cadenza (K7) have been recently released by the South Korean based automaker.

With the latest generation of the Kia Cadenza making its public debut back in 2009, the facelifted version of the model should be well received by its future customers, especially because the model is borrowing some of the styling cues from the flagship Quoris (K9), starting with the redesigned hood, new front and rear light clusters, updated trunk lid, “tiger nose” front grille, different front and rear bumpers, side air vents in the wings and more.

The Kia Cadenza facelift’s engine lineup is expected to remain the same and this will probably include the same 3.5 liter V6 engine, which is producing a total output 290 horsepower (216 kW) and 338 Nm of torque (249 lb-ft). The unit is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which is allowing the facelifted version of the Cadenza to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Additional details on the facelifted Cadenza are limited for the moment.