All-New Kia Cadenza in the Pipeline | Edmunds

All-New Kia Cadenza in the Pipeline

IRVINE, California — An all-new version of the Kia Cadenza premium full-size sedan is in the works, aimed at such competitors as the Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala, Lincoln MKZ and Nissan Maxima.

The fate of the Cadenza was called into question when Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski recently told Edmunds that the Hyundai Azera five-passenger sedan will be phased out.

He said the "large-car segment has not been a growth segment," adding that the Azera is "something that we can live without."

The Cadenza and Azera are sister vehicles built on the same platform.

"Cadenza is here to stay," wrote Kia Motors America spokesman Scott McKee in response to a query from Edmunds. "In fact, we'll be showing an all-new version in the near future."

Launch timing, pricing and other details were not provided.

The 2016 Cadenza is on sale now at Kia dealerships.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers can look forward to a new-and-improved Cadenza, which will remain in Kia's U.S. lineup.

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