Showing posts with label cadenza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cadenza. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

More pictures of the all new 2017 Kia Cadenza/K7

Looking really nice on these pictures.

The main problem is, no matter how great it is, it is still a $35 000 Kia (2016 model)
And most people aren't ready for that, still.

But for the non-snobs who can forget about brand image for a minute, this seems great.
I mean, it seems as luxurious as anything for the price.

The current model has been getting good reviews, and this one is supposed to be even better.
Of course it won't compete with BMW or Mercedes. But I could see this as a less sporty alternative to the Maxima.
Even going against the Lexus ES (Which starts at $39 000)

And I do like the fact that it's not trying to be sporty.
Most people don't want "sporty". An a large sedan they want quiet, solid and luxurious .
This already has a much, much nicer interior than the jaguar XE and XF I saw a few weeks ago.

I wish people could give this car a chance, really.

Now that Hyundai will stop selling the Azera in the US, maybe they'll spend a bit more advertising money on this...

P.S: Notice how far forward the front seats are (3rd pic).
Giving the fake impression of a ridiculous amount of rear leg room...

Also, the current model is now available for a low $300 a month lease.
A great deal in my opinion...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

2017 Kia Codenza

 An all new design is due out next year. (Although that stupid name will remain...)

Looking good on these sketches (of course)
Interior looks a bit plain. A slight step back. Just like the new Optima compared to the previous, more original, one.

The current model seems to be a really nice car. But they have sold only 9267 units last year, while Toyota sold  67 183 Avalons. (!!!)
 Chevrolet sold an even more impressive 140 280 Impalas!
And the "old" (soon to be replace) Buick LaCrosse still sold 51 468 units.

(I actually had no idea large sedans were still selling that well. )

Looks like Kia has a lot (A LOT!) of catching up to do.
It's almost weird to see them keep trying, year after year.

How about some advertising? Letting people know that car even exists.

Here is the real thing, caught on the road.