2017 KIA CADENZA ACHIEVES TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS RATING FROM THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY

04/25/17 ID: 12542

Advanced Driver Assistance Features Earn Second-Generation Cadenza Prestigious Safety Award

IRVINE, Calif., April 25, 2017 – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its highest designation possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2017 Kia Cadenza, when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. Defined by its luxurious refinements, expressive styling, advanced technology and refined powertrain, the Cadenza joins a growing number of Kia vehicles that have earned the TSP+ rating.   

“The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is one of the most respected organizations in the industry when it comes to evaluating vehicle safety, and this designation is a great achievement that speaks to Kia’s commitment to safety, quality and continuous improvement,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA. “We are proud that the Cadenza received across-the-board good crashworthiness ratings, which is another testament to the efforts of our engineers and the integrity of our vehicles.”

To qualify for TSP+, the IIHS mandates that each vehicle earns “good” ratings in five crashworthiness tests – small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength and head restraints – as well as an “advanced” or “superior” rating for front crash prevention and an “acceptable” or “good” headlight rating.

The 2017 Cadenza offers a suite of available driver assistance systems1 such as Kia’s first application of Smart Blind Spot Detection System1, which is designed to sense unintentional drifting toward a vehicle in the driver’s blind spot and, in certain situations, can automatically brake the opposite side front wheel to help maintain the vehicle’s intended course. Advanced Smart Cruise Control1, a Forward Collision Warning System1, Autonomous Emergency Braking1, and a Lane Departure Warning System1 are also available. For improved durability and reduced NVH, the Cadenza is built upon a strong foundation with a body structure composed of more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) — more than twice the amount used in the previous model. 

About Cadenza

The 2017 Cadenza boasts luxury refinements with expressive styling, advanced technology, and refined powertrain. Designed at Kia’s California design studio, the second-generation Cadenza is available in three trim levels. The handsomely equipped Premium, Technology and Limited models feature an enhanced 3.3-liter V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque. The powerplant comes paired to a highly efficient eight-speed automatic transmission, a Kia first for a FWD vehicle. The Cadenza offers available driver assistance features such as Advanced Smart Cruise Control1, a Forward Collision Warning System1, Autonomous Emergency Braking1, a Lane Departure Warning System1 and a Smart Blind Spot Detection System1.

Acerca Kia Motors America

Con sede en Irvine, California, Kia Motors América es el brazo de marketing y distribución de Kia Motors Corporation con sede en Seúl, Corea del Sur. Reconocida como una de las 100 Mejores Marcas Globales y 50 Mejores Marcas Globales Ecológicas por Interbrand, Kia se enorgullece de ser el “Socio Automotriz Oficial” de la NBA y la LPGA y ofrece una gama complete de vehículos vendidos a través de una red de casi 800 distribuidores incluyendo automóviles y crossovers fabricados en las plantas de norteamericanas en West Point, Georgia, Estados Unidos* y el municipio de Pesquería en el estado de Nuevo León, México.

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1 These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blindspot or direction of travel.

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