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Employee Spotlight: Steve Stewart

This month we sit down with Steve Stewart. He has been with VanDevere for 5 years. If you service at our Downtown Akron location, you may have talked to him about your service appointment. Steve is one of our BDC Service reps who calls to remind customers when they need oils changes and other maintenance on their vehicles. Or he takes your call about needing service. We want to thank Steve for his 5 years!

VanDevere: What is the best think about your job?

Steve: I enjoy working with people.

VanDevere: What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Steve: The quality of my co-workers. Also, Mike and Jerry V. are the best.

VanDevere: What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Steve: Stability, integrity and honesty

VanDevere: What do you like to do when not at work?

Steve: I love life theater. My favorite place is the Ohio Light Opera in Wooster.

VanDevere: That sounds like a good time. What inspires you?

Steve: Motivational people in my life.

VanDevere: Fill in the blank: I once met ____________!

Steve: Tom Hanks

VanDevere: how cool! How did you meet him?

Steve: It was actually at the Ohio Light Opera. Back before he was the guy we know today, he did Shakespeare for 3 years.

VanDevere: That is so cool. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Steve: Invisibility

VanDevere: Favorite travel spot.

Steve: Virginia Beach.

VanDevere: We have heard good things about that place. What is your favorite place to eat?

Steve: Don Quixote in Canal Fulton

VanDevere: Ok, last question. What is your dream car?

Steve: The Jetson Mobile, so I wouldn’t have to buy tires!

VanDevere: HAHAH Good deal. Thank you again for your time.

2020 Kia Cadenza: A Refreshed Look

From: kiamedia.com/us/en/media/pressreleases/15989/refreshed-2020-kia-cadenza-debuts-at-chicago-auto-show

REFRESHED 2020 KIA CADENZA DEBUTS AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Luxury, technology and design combine to create a prestigious statement inside and out

  • Significant exterior and interior design enhancements make Cadenza a premium sedan experience like no other
  • Smart technology, improved ergonomics and greater feature content highlight changes to the 2020 model year

CHICAGO, February 6, 2020 — The refreshed 2020 Kia Cadenza premium sedan made its debut today at the Chicago Auto Show.  Brimming with new design elements, technology and available convenience features, the 2020 Cadenza remains true to its mission of offering luxurious interior surroundings combined with a quiet and composed ride. Significant interior enhancements for 2020 improve ergonomics and a number of newly standard Kia Drive Wise1 driver-assist technologies make time behind the wheel of the Cadenza more pleasant than ever.

“The Cadenza continues to introduce new and luxury-minded customers to the Kia brand,” said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America (KMA). “We recognize there are many customers who don’t want or need an SUV, but still desire a vehicle with plentiful interior room and a large trunk.  The Cadenza is the perfect choice for these people and the refreshed 2020 model is well-suited to their needs.”

When it goes on sale later this year, the 2020 Cadenza will be available in two trims: Technology and Limited, while last year’s Premium trim has been eliminated. Pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

Exterior Enhancements

  • Redesigned hood and grille with deeper vertical waterfall fascia
  • Standard multi-lens LED headlights with redesigned LED DRL lamps
  • New lower front fascia with integrated turn signals
  • Redesigned rear bumper and trunk lid
  • New LED combination rear taillights
  • Redesigned 18-inch (standard) and 19-inch wheels (available)

While the exterior design is the first thing many will notice, it’s on the inside that the 2020 Cadenza sees the most change. Interior design changes include:

  • Completely redesigned dash and instrument cluster with relocated audio controls above the climate switchgear
  • Standard 4.2-inch TFT color screen in the instrument panel
  • New 12.3-inch touchscreen with multi-device Bluetooth®2 connectivity is standard
  • New available multi-color ambient LED mood lighting (Limited only)
  • Two new nappa leather-trimmed seating colors: Saddle Brown and Gray, with Limited models offering quilted seat bolsters
  • Three additional USB charging ports (one in the front passenger area, two in the rear seat)
  • Enhanced 10-watt wireless fast-charging phone charger
  • New standard Smart Key with remote Engine Start

For 2020, Drive Wise, Kia’s advanced suite of driver-assisted technology, sees a number of significant enhancements to the Cadenza. New standard features include:

  • New standard “Sensor Fusion” combines Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian/cyclist detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and High Beam Assist3
  • Lane Following Assist follows visible lane markings or a preceding vehicle and provides steering inputs to maintain the vehicle’s position in the lane3
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist – Rear with Lane Change Assist3
  • Highway Driving Assist uses federal highway speed limit information to automatically adjust vehicle speed to be within the posted speed limit3
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control – Curve uses navigation data to lower the vehicle’s speed proactively before upcoming curves3
  • Safe Exit Assist alerts the driver or passenger opening their door to not exit the vehicle when approaching traffic is detected4

Powered by the same smooth 3.3-liter V6 from last year, the all-aluminum engine delivers 290 horsepower to the front wheels through an 8-speed electronically controlled Sportmatic transmission.  NVH improvements for 2020 include reinforced rear sub-frame cross members and resonator wheels (19-inch only) that help to reduce road noise entering the cabin. Redesigned shock valves reduce vibration and larger rear dampers improve rebound over rough surfaces.