Kia hosts North American debut of the all-new 2014 Kia Rondo and Canadian premiere of the 2014 Kia Cadenza at Canadian

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
        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 of design.

All-new Powertrain
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.

Welcoming Interior
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 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 
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.

Engaging Performance
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.

Elegant Interior
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.

Cathy Laroche Public Relations Manager Kia Canada Inc.  C:514.554.0843 
E:claroche@kia.ca  Daniel Ponzini Public Relations and Events 
Coordinator Kia Canada Inc.

T:905.755.6415 C:647.462.8986 E:dponzini@kia.ca  

SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.

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