The new 2017 Kia Cadenza has yet to be fully revealed, with only the exterior having been shown so far. While that hasn’t changed yet, Kia has released a small photo set that give a better look at the full size sedan’s new looks, before the car launches globally this year.

From these photos, the new Cadenza certainly cuts a striking figure – the angular, clean-cut styling marking a welcome change from the current car’s more organic forms. The crisp Z-shaped LED daytime running lights and tail light graphics look great, as does the sharp “tiger nose” grille.


There are still no interior photos to be seen, although Kia has previously released a sketch of the cabin of the Cadenza, showing a new three-spoke steering wheel, a leather-covered dashboard and kneepads as well as a low-set gearlever. Whether the real thing will be able to get close to the impressive look of the sketch remains to be seen.

No technical details have been revealed so far, either, but the presence of a “3.3” badge on the bootlid in an earlier released photo indicates that the new Cadenza could either soldier on with the current 293 hp 3.3 litre direct-injected V6, or utilise the new 370 hp turbocharged version that debuted on the Genesis G90 last month. Whatever lies under the bonnet, expect drive to be sent to the front wheels via the same six-speed automatic as before.