Kia Cadenza / K7 video commercial

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Please, have a look at the all-new Kia Cadenza near luxury sedan, which is available in the South Korean market as Kia K7!

The new Kia K7 is based on the Hyundai Azera, which is better known as Hyundai Grandeur. This is a front-wheel drive near luxury sedan which competes agains Toyota Avalon in the USA.

The new Kia K7/Cadenza offers a range of V6 engines and a plethora of standard safety features.

36 comments

  1. Martin says:

    I really enjoyed that. It nearly looks like it could be from Europe in the black. It’s one hell of a flagship sedan, KIA should be really quite proud. Sadly I will never be able to see one in person.

    Is the sound they used for the car starting up sound like an Aston Martin to anyone else!? 😛

  2. Edgardo says:

    Whoa, Kia K7 Vrs New Sorento

  3. Chajee Pojee says:

    I hope we don’t get the watered down version in the US market one day, but the guys in marketing will order all the wrong stuff as usual

  4. NO.NO.No.I can’t believe how K7 beat Kia SorentoR.But K7 Luxury car can’t be sport car like sorentoR.

  5. bornloser says:

    Ibrahim… Sorento R might be a very decent SUV (I wouldn’t even call it off-roader) but it’s hardly a sports car… therefor it’s architecture is wrong and the handling way below standards (for a sports car off course). Sports cars are the likes of Lotus Elise, Nissan 350Z, Porsches, Audi TT or R8, Corvette, MX-5… maybe even M5, RS4, etc…
    But a real Kia sports cars (not just a coupe) would be very nice indeed!

  6. Derrick G says:

    So The New York Times is reporting today that Kia is considering something other than Cadenza for the US. Maybe even just keeping Amanti. Anyone have any other info on what else might be under consideration?

  7. himi says:

    I wish Kia would use the Kue, as well as Kee names on some of its vehicles. The Kee should be great for a sports car, while Kue sounds great for a crossover vehicle. The Kee should replace Elan name, which was once a roadster with a Kia badge and it was based on Lotus (i think).

  8. himi says:

    Back to topic, I love this new Kia Cadenza styling. It really is classy and looks georgeous in black. I also love the display where Kia logo appears when you open the doors. Kia really did a great job with this vehicle.

  9. Sorento Owner says:

    btw, I think its time to build Kia version “true sports car”.

    New Haldex AWD platform or Genesis Coupe RWD platform

    +

    Hyundai’s ‘Direct Injection + Superchaged’ Tau Engine
    Or
    ‘Direct Injection + Superchaged’ Lamda Engine

    0-60 mph : 3.2 sec

    Name : “Kia Kee”

    Very limited number sales. (like lexus lfa)
    Not mass market model, Just image boost model.

  10. Sorento Owner says:

    South Korea have cutting edged engine, chassis technology. I think They can build it.
    ———————————–
    (2009.8)
    POSCO has developed the world`s first 590 MPa class galvannealed steel sheets for automotive outer body panels. This steel sheet displays a significant increase in strength but is lighter in weight and more elegant in appearance than existing steel sheets.

    – Stronger, lighter, and more beautiful
    – 590MPa class outer body panel able to withstand 60kg per 1mm2
    – Strength 70% Up, Weight 20% Down

    (2009.10)
    Success in Developing 980MPA-Grade High-Strength Steel
    “POSCO recently has succeeded in developing 980MPA high-strength steel, which is capable of withstanding 100 kilograms of pressure per square millimeter.”

  11. himi says:

    I’d rather see Kia develop a true RWD sports car for masses, put in a turbo engine with direct injection tech and name it the KEE. I think they need more public recognition rather than billionare recognition. Leave that to Hyundai!
    🙂

  12. Ozy Tone says:

    Wow!! I loved the ad for the new K7. You can’t call South Korea a backwater of style, innovation and marketing any-more, can you. They’ve really come a long way in the last year or so. But, as has been said before, Kia need to change the rest of the world’s perception of the vehicles they have on offer. A case in point, is the TV show “Top Gear”, Kia always get laughed off the set and presented as a bit of a joke in the motor industry, but things are changing aren’t they. Remember the Japanese cars of 30 or 40 years ago. But its taken that long.
    I think you are right Himi, Kia need a genuine RWD car, or maybe AWD, to compete against the Merc’s and the BMW’s of the world, and in the sports car field I’m afraid its a necessity. As it is, with the K7, 290HP going through the front wheels must take a huge amount of electronic wizardry to keep it in a straight line. My current FWD car has only 235hp and can be a handful if floored, especially in the wet.

  13. HyundaiSmoke says:

    Chagee, from what I understand is we arent going to get watered down product from Korea anymore. We will get the same tech as they get.

    This Commercial is Sweet!!!!!!!!!!! KIA needs to do something like this for American Consumers, but faster for our attention spans, and instead of things saying K7 they say Cadenza.

  14. Chajee Pojee says:

    Suzuki has AWD on the Kisashi why cant KIA do this?

  15. HyundaiSmoke says:

    Becuase AWD is coming to the Cadenza that’s why. I think KIA is trying to make the AWD system ultra reliable or something before it hits the market.

  16. Greg says:

    MONTH OF NOVEMBER YEAR-TO-DATE
    —————– ————–
    Model 2009 2008 2009 2008
    —–
    Rio 3,496 2,127 30,73 34,747
    Spectra 89 3,565 47,049 65,745
    Forte 4,044 n/a 21,425 n/a
    Optima 1,644 1,044 35,549 43,494
    Amanti 35 415 3,642 3,420
    Sportage 1,340 1,348 41,382 30,572
    Sorento 1,657 2,875 21,324 26,612
    Sedona 1,895 2,223 26,625 24,944
    Rondo 425 1,395 12,970 27,589
    Borrego 825 190 9,510 1,630
    Soul 2,505 n/a 28,805 n/a

    Total 17,955 15,182 279,015 258,753

  17. Greg says:

    sorry, it mustn’t have formatted it right. sorry guys. maybe himi will post this to the blog? PR newswire has it.

  18. HyundaiSmoke says:

    Also, in the US Market it would be very nice if KIA had a commercial closing on every commercial with a black screen and a silver and black KIA logo with a child feminine singing voice that says, “KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH”

    Its a way to stamp the brand name on the consumer, to at least get a memory in the Consumer of the brand name stamped in the brain.

  19. Greg says:

    Wow, how absolutely corny! Zoom-zoom didn’t necessarily work for Mazda; their sales are in the toilet.

  20. darren says:

    very nice car . It’s True when kia out the ceed , Kia says THE CEED IT’S JUST THE START . KIA WELCOME TO THE FUTURE AND WAIT FOR MORE GREAT CARS .

  21. Greg says:

    The Soul will be the oldest vehicle in the line-up as of 2012.

  22. StarSign says:

    wonderful car, showing that Kia is making significant step forward!!! Realy astonishing!!!

  23. Steve says:

    “Ibrahim Bitar Says: November 30th, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    NO.NO.No.I can’t believe how K7 beat Kia SorentoR.But K7 Luxury car can’t be sport car like sorentoR.”

    You are kidding, right?

    The Sorento isn’t even quick, nor does it handle that well. MANY cars can outrun it.

  24. Sorento Owner says:

    SUV is not quicker than Sedan.

  25. Andrew says:

    Excellent video clip. The K7 looks great in black!!! Would love to see that wheel style carried over to some of the other KIA offerings, such as the Forte Koup. The K7 is an amazingly styled car, inside and out . . .

  26. Shaun says:

    Great clip, K7 looks fantastic. When will it be coming to Australia?

  27. Tony says:

    i would bet my balls that this car doesn’t sound like that on start up

    obviously enhanced sound

    and the rather lame uturn shows the FWD understeer… only RWD cars can do that properly

    if the Sorento is any indication this car will be expensive

    it needs to be priced at the same level as the 4 cyl. Honda Accords/Toyota Camrys but it’ll be a lot mor e than that

    nice car but i don’t see it being as successful as they would like over here

  28. Fred theflo Oliver says:

    It is time for this LINCOLN MKS KILLER to get over here to the states and KICK SOME BUTTTTTTTT. I can not wait to get my grubby hands on this car.

  29. HyundaiSmoke says:

    Greg, it may sound corny but there’s also a difference between us and Mazda. Mazda’s most fuel efficient car gets 33 MPG, we have a sedan the size of a Whale (Optima) that gets the same gas mileage.

  30. Soulster says:

    Tony why is the Sorento an indication that this car will be $$$??? The base Sorento starts at less then $20,000 … I am sure a fully loaded K7 / Cadenza will not be much more then the previous Amanti.

  31. Greg says:

    I’m afraid we couldn’t even fit Shamu in the back seat of the Optima. And the stuffed animal was only 1/10 to scale. Big bird, on the other hand fit rather well in the Optima.

  32. Bryan says:

    Greg, whose toy is Big Bird? Gotta be yours, right?

  33. Greg says:

    I was kidding.

  34. Bryan says:

    Just checkin’!

  35. Hyundaisucks says:

    There I just want to see what it looks like

  36. Only Hyundaisucks says:

    This one is better.

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