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 |  Oct 21 2012, 11:01 AM

At a recent event in South Korea, Kia unveiled its 2013 K7 model which is rumored to be heading to America as the Cadenza.

Much like the all-new Quoris, which is known as the K9 in Korea, the all-new K7 gets a design makeover with a sleeker front grille, new headlights, and restyled front bumper. The K7′s new design also borrows some elements from the K9 including its front fender air vents.

It’s expected that the new K7 will launch in Korea next month and the Cadenza is rumored to come to North America in the first half of next year. Based on the same underpinnings as the Hyundai Azera, the Cadenza is a front-drive full-size premium sedan.

Both the Cadenza and the Equus-based Quoris are expected to arrive in North America some time next year, significantly expanding the Korean automaker’s premium level products here.

GALLERY: 2013 Kia K7 / Cadenza

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[Source: Carscoop]

  • alexa anders

    The Kia K7 and K9 both share different underpinnings. The K9, or the
    Quoris as it will be called in the U.S., is based on the Hyundai Equus,
    the slow-selling full-size luxury barge and as it shares the platform,
    will be rear-wheel drive. The Quoris will have a host of features, like lane departure warning and
    assist, smart cruise control, blind-spot detection and other safety
    gadgets. The Cadenza, on the other hand, is front-wheel-drive and based on the Hyundai Azera.

  • alexa anders

    The Kia K7 and K9 both share different underpinnings. The K9, or the Quoris as it will be called in the U.S., is based on the Hyundai Equus, the slow-selling full-size luxury barge and as it shares the platform, will be rear-wheel drive. The Quoris will have a host of features, like lane departure warning and assist, smart cruise control, blind-spot detection and other safety gadgets. The Cadenza, on the other hand, is front-wheel-drive and based on the Hyundai Azera.