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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.

Is There Going To Be A New Kia Borrego?

From: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1124550_kia-reveals-new-mohave-is-a-borrego-coming-too

Kia on Wednesday revealed a redesigned Mohave, a mid-size SUV whose predecessor was briefly sold in the United States late last decade as the Borrego.

There isn’t any indication that the redesigned Mohave is destined for local sale, but given the consumer trend toward crossovers and SUVs we wouldn’t be surprised if the vehicle ends up here as a little brother to the Telluride.

The six-lug wheel design suggests more ruggedness and off-road capability than your typical Kia, something which could set this SUV apart from the family-oriented Telluride. There are also chunky fog lights and fixed running boards, which once again suggest a vehicle for active lifestyles.

Underpinning the redesigned Mohave is thought to be an updated version of the body-on-frame platform found in the outgoing model. It enables rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations.

A “V6 3.0” badge on the tailgate suggests the vehicle will be offered with the 3.0-liter diesel fitted to the outgoing model. The outgoing model’s 3.8-liter V-6 will also likely be offered, though don’t count on its 4.6-liter V-8 being offered too.

Unfortunately, Kia hasn’t released any information on its redesigned Mohave. We’ll bring you an update as soon as more is known.

2020 Kia Sportage Changes

From: https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/refreshed-2020-kia-sportage

2020 Kia Sportage Will Arrive With Aggressive Styling, Updated Features, and a New Trim

The Kia Sportage doesn’t sell nearly as well as most of its rivals, despite offering plenty of value due to its extensive feature set, luxury-grade cabin, high predicted reliability rating, and industry-leading warranty. Kia is making some notable changes for the 2020 model year in an effort to boost the compact crossover’s appeal.

Kia completely redesigned the Sportage for the 2017 model year, and the current generation has proven itself as a vast improvement over previous generations. The 2020 Sportage gets a new S trim and an augmented list of safety and convenience features, which includes a standard 8-inch touch screen with the latest smartphone app integration.

Trims

The 2020 Kia Sportage will be available in four trims: LX, S, EX, and SX Turbo. We know that the S is a new midrange trim level, though Kia hasn’t provided many details about the variant, aside from specifying that it will offer unique exterior and interior design features. All Sportage trims are available with either front- or all-wheel drive.

Exterior Design

According to Kia, the Sportage has always employed distinctive European styling. It’s meant to be outwardly curvaceous, while remaining bold and aggressive. The 2020 model builds upon this design philosophy with several subtle revisions, including a new front bumper, grille, air intake, and skid plate. At the rear, Kia redesigned the bumper, skid plate, tail light trim, and exhaust tips. Also, the headlights, fog lights, turn signals, and wheels are all new. Wheels are available in 17-, 18-, and 19-inch diameters. Exterior color choices remain the same as those available on the outgoing Sportage, though Kia is adding a new metallic Steel Grey option.

Interior Design and Seats

The 2020 Sportage gets an upgraded interior with a newly designed steering wheel and reshaped vent bezels. In addition, SOFINO synthetic leather seat surfaces are available.

The Sportage seats five passengers in two rows. Based on our review of the comparable 2019 Sportage, the seats are some of the most supportive in the segment, and there’s plenty of space for adult passengers in both rows.

Cargo Space

Kia doesn’t mention any changes to the size or interior dimensions of the Sportage, so it’s likely that it will offer the same cargo volume as the outgoing model. You get nearly 31 cubic feet with all the seats in use and a little more than 60 cubic feet with the second-row seats folded down. This is below-average for the class.

Interior Technology

The refreshed Sportage gets an 8-inch touch-screen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. In the 2019 model, these niceties are optional. Navigation and wireless smartphone charging will also be available for the 2020 model year.

Powertrain and Fuel Economy

The 2020 Sportage will arrive with the same two powertrain options as the current model: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which only comes in the SX Turbo trim level. The base engine makes 181 horsepower, while the turbo churns out 240. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

According to the EPA, the naturally aspirated engine returns 23 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. The turbocharged four-cylinder gets 20 and 28, respectively.

Safety Features

The 2020 Sportage comes standard with a rearview camera, just like the outgoing model. However, several new advanced driver assistance technologies are available, including high beam assist, driver attention monitoring, lane keep assist, forward collision assist, pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control with start and stop functionality.

Blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane change assist, and automatic pre-collision braking are available as well.