Not an automaker to shy away from a niche, Hyundai’s Kia division should find more running room as it prepares to launch an updated version of one of its big sedans for 2020. The Cadenza — sized between the Optima and the larger K900 four-door models — faces reduced competition with the cancellation of the Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse and Ford Taurus. In its size bracket (and with a low- to mid-$30,000 base price), there’s only the Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. For the coming model year, the Cadenza gets a larger concave grille, sleeker LED headlights and redesigned taillights. The dashboard comes with a 12.3-inch touch screen plus a configurable gauge display of equal size. The Cadenza’s 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6 is expected to return, however a hybrid system could be optional.
The revised Kia Cadenza has a much-refined look for the 2020 model year, and fewer competitors in its segment.