Kia hosts North American debut of the all-new 2014 Kia Rondo and Canadian
premiere of the 2014 Kia Cadenza at Canadian International Auto Show
-- All-new Kia Rondo provides a unique world-class European-style,
premium interior cabin and versatility offered in both five and
seven seat variants
-- All-new Kia Cadenza premium sedan is the most
technologically-advanced vehicle that the brand has introduced
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
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,
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 of design.
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 high speeds.
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
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 high-grade leather.
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 when reversing.
The Rondo will also offer FlexSteer - giving the driver the ability to choose
between comfort, normal and sport-tuned steering settings on the fly.
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
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
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
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