Kia has introduced the 2013 Cadenza (K7 in Korea). The facelift borrows a few styling cues seen on the larger Quoris.

Kia has released preliminary information about the 2013 Cadenza (K7 in Korea).

The latest generation debuted in 2009 and now has received a facelift that borrows some of the styling cues seen on the flagship Quoris (K9 in Korea) model. As a result, it has a redesigned hood, updated trunk lid, new front and rear light clusters, Kia’s “tiger nose” grille, revised bumpers, along with side air vents in the front wings.

Engine lineup will probably remain the same, including the V6 3.5-liter engine with 290 hp (216 kW) and 249 lb-ft (338 Nm). Connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2013 Cadenza can sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.2 seconds, en route to a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h).

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