All-new Kia Rondo provides a unique world-class European-style, premium
interior cabin and versatility offered in both five and seven seat
All-new Kia Cadenza premium sedan is the most technologically-advanced
vehicle that the brand has introduced in Canada
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Kia Canada presented two all-new vehicles
to the Kia product portfolio for 2013 at the Canadian International
Auto Show (CIAS) today. The North American reveal of the all-new 2014
Rondo Urban Utility Vehicle (UUV) and Canadian reveal of the 2014
Cadenza premium sedan continues to elevate the brand's product lineup
to new heights. Both vehicles bring a host of new features, technology
and world class designs, continuing from the recent unveilings of the
all-new 2014 Forte sedan and 2014 Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)
revealed last month at the Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS). Kia
Canada plans to release a total of nine all-new or significantly
enhanced vehicles throughout 2013.
"Kia has commenced an aggressive launch of new vehicles for 2013 that
will continue to enhance our product portfolio and showcase our world
class design, safety and technology." said Maria Soklis, Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer (COO). "The all-new Rondo offers
versatility while the all-new Cadenza premium sedan exudes luxury and
is the most technologically advanced Kia in Canada."
2014 Kia Rondo: Urban Utility Made Easy
The all-new Kia Rondo UUV is designed and engineered from a clean sheet
to meet the needs of modern families with sleek aerodynamics and a
world-class design, blending contemporary and distinctive exterior
styling with a fresh, trendy interior.
Infused Style and Practicality
From the ground up, the Rondo is a completely new model. Its sleek and
sculpted design marks a dramatic shift away from the look of its
predecessor. A dynamic front end, smooth slopes back towards the rear
offering a visual delight for the segment. With available 18"
machined-finish alloy wheels, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon
projector headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED light bar
technology taillights, night or day, the Rondo exudes an unmistakable
presence whether in motion or parked.
The Rondo continues to build on the functionality, flexibility,
adaptability and versatility that the Rondo is known for, namely its
availability of five or seven passenger seating. The sophisticated
front-end, featuring Kia's new interpretation of the signature grille,
flows into a sporty profile silhouette. With generously proportioned
cargo space, numerous stowage spaces and a luxurious interior, the
all-new Rondo will impress equally from the exterior to interior.
"I wanted to give the new Rondo a sleeker look and feel, to create a
design that envelops its functionality and versatility in something
altogether more athletic and dynamic," says Peter Schreyer, Kia's chief
Rondo's re-invention remains to have a strong emphasis on comfort and
driving fun. Beneath the hood there is a new 2.0-litre gasoline direct
injection (GDI) four cylinder engine, producing an estimated 164
horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque, using either a 6-speed manual
or an available 6-speed automatic transmission. The new automatic
delivers faster acceleration from low speeds and greater refinement at
Stepping inside the 2014 Rondo, passengers will first notice an
available large panoramic sunroof and available luxurious high-grade
leather with 2nd and 3rd row seating that can fold completely flat,
offering various seating configurations and an endless amount of
passenger and cargo options.
The dashboard has been thoughtfully laid out, focusing on an ergonomic
driver outlook while an extensive list of comfort and luxury features
will keep the driver and all passengers content during any journey.
While the Rondo is a family-focused vehicle, driver comfort in every
model is assured thanks to the tilt-and-telescopic adjustable steering
wheel, height adjustable driver's seat and the adoption of an organ
type accelerator pedal pivoting on the floor, matching the natural
movement of a foot engaging a control pedal.
Standard interior features on the 2014 Rondo includes air conditioning,
2nd row heating and cooling air vents, power windows, heated front
seats, a six speaker audio system and keyless entry with power locks.
The 2014 Rondo interior also offers an available heated steering wheel,
heated front and second row seating, cooled ventilated driver seat,
automatic dual-zone climate control, 10-way power driver's seat with an
extendable cushion optimizing thigh support, SuperVision instrument
cluster, large TFT LCD screen and family-friendly manual integrated
side window blinds. The Rondo interior will come equipped with black
cloth with optional availability of black or black and beige two-tone
Safety and Technology
As always, safety has been paramount. The 2014 Rondo has a full suite of
advanced active safety, features such as standard electronic stability
control (ESC), hill-start assist control (HAC), four-wheel anti-lock
disc brakes with brake assist system (BAS), electronic brake
distribution and Kia's advanced Vehicle Stability Management System
(VSM), which assists in under and over steer conditions as well as in
split-traction braking situations. The available rear parking sensors
and rear-view camera on equipped models also offers extended safety
The Rondo will also offer FlexSteer - giving the driver the ability to
choose between comfort, normal and sport-tuned steering settings on the
The all-new 2014 Rondo will stand out in a segment of its own with its
world-class design, European-inspired high-grade interior and continued
versatility and flexibility that Canadian's have come to admire.
2014 Kia Cadenza: Sophisticated Elegance
Kia's entry into the premium-car segment was characterized by the reveal
of the all-new 2014 Kia Cadenza at the Canadian International Auto Show
today. Luxurious appointments, advanced technology and a stunning
European-inspired design announce the Cadenza as a premium sedan and
the new flagship vehicle for Kia Canada.
The Cadenza expands on Kia's lineup of award-winning world-class
designed vehicles and elevates the brand to the up-market with
impressive standard and optional equipment available.
European-Inspired design language
With its distinctive front fascia and sweeping C-pillars, the Cadenza's
boasts a muscular European design. Penned under Kia's global chief of
design, Peter Schreyer, the Cadenza's wide fenders, stylistically
contoured hood, large wheels and broad stance give it a muscular and
distinctive sport-sedan appearance.
The new adaptation of Kia's signature grille instantly speaks to Kia's
brand identity. Caressing the grille on both sides are projection
headlights and LED daytime running lights that emit a premium look. The
wide lower fascia complements Cadenza's commanding stance, while chrome
trim accents add to the vehicle's premium presence throughout. The
standard 18-inch and optional 19-inch wheels add to the luxurious sport
feel of the Cadenza while providing a refined look. Wrapping around the
rear of the vehicle are standard LED light bar technology taillights
flanked by twin oval stainless steel tail pipes integrated within the
bumper accentuating the elegant design.
The 2014 Cadenza sedan is equipped with a smooth-revving 3.3-litre V6
engine providing a winning combination of power and efficiency.
Utilizing Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology the V6 engine is
capable of producing an estimated 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and an
estimated 255 pound-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm. Power is routed to the
front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission, with a manual
shift mode and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. The advanced
all-aluminum engine features dual-cam variable valve timing for
improved fuel economy and performance, a three-step variable induction
system for an enhanced powerband and is designed to run on regular
unleaded gasoline. Driver engagement is broadened with Cadenza's use of
a fully independent suspension with a McPherson strut setup in the
front and a multilink rear design.
The Cadenza wraps its occupants in a premium environment complete with
soft high-grade leather upholstery and tasteful accents of wood and
chrome. Ambient lighting and horizontally positioned switch gear
radiates an uncluttered and sophisticated aesthetic. An elegant analog
clock centred between the centre stack buttons lends a classic feel.
The centre console is angled toward the driver for optimized control,
and an available high-resolution TFT LCD screen in the gauge cluster
showcases a wide range of vehicle information. Elegant chrome bezels
surround the HVAC and audio controls, air vents and the standard
push-button start. Standard Bluetooth, wood-trim door inserts,
one-touch automatic up/down power front windows and power-folding
heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators all
enhance the Cadenza's premium image. A leather and wood-wrapped
steering wheel exudes and personifies the level of exquisite
sophistication that the Cadenza personifies.
Safety and Technology
The all-new 2014 Cadenza offers an extensive standard equipment list
featuring luxurious technology equipment. Standard equipment includes
items such as eight air bags, leather seating, navigation with
SiriusXM™, back-up camera and warning system, premium Infinity
12-speaker audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear
seat ventilation, Smart Key keyless entry with push-button start,
eight-way power adjustable driver's seat and Bluetooth wireless
technology. Premium features also include a full-length panoramic
sunroof, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, premium Nappa
leather seats, memory cooled ventilated driver's seat with lower
cushion extension for unsurpassed comfort, heated front and rear seats
and heated steering wheel to name a few.
Cadenza features enhanced safety equipment such as Advanced Smart Cruise
Control (ASCC), which maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop if necessary. A
radar-based Blind Spot Detection system (BDS) ensures the driver always
knows their surroundings with visual and audible driver aids when
prompted, as well as a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) to alert a
driver if they should inadvertently veer into another lane without the
turn signal activated.
The Cadenza will be a highly competitive new entrant into the premium
segment linking to Kia's winning value proposition. The Cadenza's
European-inspired striking exterior envelopes an elegantly refined
interior, producing a well-rounded premium sedan.
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of
Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and
services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte,
Optima and Sorento through a network of 180 dealers nationwide. Kia
Canada Inc. employs 162 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters
and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new
state-of-the-art facility to open in Montreal shortly. Kia's brand
slogan "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global
commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring
experiences that go beyond expectations.
SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.
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