Kia says the new 2016 Cadenza “will set new benchmarks for cutting-edge design” - suggesting that, just maybe, today’s stylised sketches may not be quite as heavily exaggerated as they appear.
At the front end, the new Cadenza looks likely to boast a new evolution of Kia’s now familiar ‘tiger nose’ grille, with a narrower and deeper design set between a diving bonnet and large fog-light bezels.
A tall and largely unfussy design dominates through the doors and high-set belt-line, below a long sloping D-pillar and a short rear deck.
Kia has also declared a higher level of luxury and refinement, with a more premium look in the cabin than even the top-shelf Quoris/K900 offered in some overseas markets now.
The Cadenza will launch overseas in the new year, but, as with the previous generation, a left-hand drive production schedule will keep the large sedan from Australian showrooms.
Watch for the Cadenza to make its official debut in the weeks ahead.