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Kia has just unveiled official photos of the updated Cadenza, the sister car to the Hyundai Azera, and the little brother to the Kia Quoris.

The Cadenza takes on styling from the rest of the Kia lineup, including the front grille, headlights and front fascia. The rear end takes some style cues from the Optima, while the wheels are also straight from the Quoris.

Unlike the Quoris, which shares its platform with the rear-drive Hyundai Genesis and Equus, the Cadenza will be a front wheel drive model. The 2012 Hyundai Azera runs exclusively with a 293 hp 3.3-liter V6, the most likely candidate to power the Cadenza.

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Although its a mini quoris i don't mind that at all, at some point and time car makers have a line up of cars that all look the same.
True, I myself have to read the nameplate numbers on the rear of Bimmers as they all look basically the same. As long as the generic design theme is attractive and puts forth the characteristics (sportiness, strength, affluence, etc.) that the designer intended, I thinks that's fine. Kia is generating a line that definitely has future potential. I remember (as I give my age away) going to auto shows when the first Acura Legend was debuting and many would have never guessed back then that some day high-line Japanese cars would have the status that they enjoy today. Here we are: Kia is poised to shake things up in the auto world. Many of today's "non-believers" will someday be driving Kias and Hyundais. On the Optima forum, it is amazing how many ex-BMW and ex-Audi owners are driving the Optima and wondering how they ever paid nearly $1000.00/month when they are thrilled with the Optima at $350.00 - $400.00/month. (that's what "snob-status" costs:rolleyes:) The same goes on the Genesis Blogs. Admittedly, the Koreans haven't quite caught up to the Euros or maybe the Japanese yet, but watch out, they're on their way to parity. It's really going to be fun to watch. I will be in on the rush to one of these great cars soon myself. GO KIA!
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