It's no surprised that the new line-up of Kia vehicles that are luxury focused are what I like to call, "Korean Buicks". Not that it's a bad thing!
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/10/kia-cadenza-entry-entry-luxury/Global Times has an official image of the production Hyundai Azera-based Kia Cadenza, the replacement for the aged and unlovable Amanti. Not long ago, TTAC’s sharp-eyed readers had a surprisingly hard time identifying this car’s interior as a Kia at all. And with a new Schreyer-styled look that’s light years beyond the Amanti’s crude E-class cribbing, the Cadenza’s exterior could fool a few observers as well. With GM positioning Buick as “luxury without paying for status,” a Kia like this seems to be that brand’s chief competition. Who saw that coming?