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 |  Jan 09 2013, 6:13 AM

The Kia Cadenza will reportedly make its official production debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, marking the brand’s foray into the premium segment.

A renamed version of the K7 model sold in Korea, when the American Cadenza makes its debut, it will feature minor changes to its exterior styling in addition to a revised interior compared to the K7. Kia is hoping its new full-size sedan will compete head-on with cars like the Acura RL and the Toyota Avalon.

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The front-wheel drive sedan is actually slightly longer than a BMW 5-Series, though it is narrower. Based on the same platform as the Hyundai Azera, the Cadenza will mostly likely be powered by the same 3.3-liter V6 found with 293 hp. The Korean automaker is expected to announce official specifications and availability on the Cadenza once it makes its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

GALLERY: 2013 Kia Cadenza

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[Source: Autocar UK]

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  • MistyGreen

    Kia: “Everyone loved that little accent behind the front wheel well!  Let’s slap on another!!”

    Kinda looks like military rank insignia.. lol

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

     Eventually someone will make an entire car out of them, much as some special edition Mustangs are now paneled entirely in scoops.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ahmad.m.atiya Ahmad Atiya

    After that whole fuel economy fiasco Hyundai/Kia tried to pull off, I’m surprised anyone even buys their shit. Nice fender scoops lol

  • Thelake

    Not much to brag about Kia and bland styling to boot. Unless something more dramatic will b unveiled from Kia I will go for an SUV from Kia or?