This article is sponsored by Kia Motors America, which offers a complete line of vehicles at more than 755 dealers throughout the United States. To learn more about Kia and their fleet of design-forward, affordable vehicles, visit kia.com.
When it comes to luxury sports sedans, style and performance typically come at a high price.
Thankfully, Kia bucks that trend with their brand new 2014 Cadenza
, a head-turning four-door that effortlessly blends elegance with high performance, all at a price point that won't break the bank. For the Korean car manufacturer's first foray into the luxury market, designers opted for a sleek, "tiger nose" front end, elongated hood and smoothly curved roof. The result? Luxury-inspired lines usually found on imported vehicles costing twice as much.
But let's not be superficial. Because just like your mother told you, it's what's inside that counts. And the Kia Cadenza's luxury appointed interior does not disappoint. From the leather upholstery to state-of-the-art technology like UVO
--a Microsoft-powered system that allows you to navigate phone and audio controls with the sound of your own voice--you'll be cruising comfortably. Add 6-speed panel shifters (just like a Formula-1 car), advanced cruise control (capable of stopping the vehicle even when you are not) and integrated blind spot detection, and you'll be as secure as you are stylish.
Under the hood specs are equally impressive. The 293 horsepower V-6 engine packs a punch, while the 19-inch alloy wheels and wide wheel base hug the pavement no matter how circuitous the road.
Can't wait to check out the Cadenza for yourself? Then swing by the Chicago Auto Show
at McCormick Place between Feb 9 -- 18 to preview 2014's most exciting sports sedan in person.
Published at 1:37 PM CST on Feb 11, 2013