Kia's New Sedan Debuts in Saudi Arabia

By David Thomas  on November 30, 2009

Dubbed the Cadenza, Kia’s future sedan, which replaces the Amanti in the U.S. in late 2010 as a 2011 model, will debut at the Riyadh Motor Show in Saudi Arabia next month.

In the video above, which is not available in English, you can see the sedan in all its glory during a more than 3-minute-long mini-movie that shows off some of its optional features and a rather attractive design. Kia went so far as to hire the former head of Audi’s design to give it its slick look.

Whatever the new sedan is called in the U.S. — probably not Cadenza — it will have a front-wheel-drive platform with a likely 290-horsepower V-6 engine and six-speed automatic. The U.S. version will probably debut at a future auto show like Detroit, Chicago or New York but not this week’s L.A. Auto Show.  

Kia Cadenza Will Make Debut in Saudi Arabia (Wheels Blog)

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