Hyundai Genesis Tops JD Power Study

2013 Hyundai Genesis

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis was named the best luxury car in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis outperformed all other luxury brands in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates U.S. Initial Quality Study.

The Hyundai luxury model defeated even the Mercedes-Benz and the Jaguar in J.D. Power’s annual study.

The J.D. Power Study is based on customer surveys 90 days after they purchase their vehicle. Study takes place between February and May 2013. he study is used by manufacturers worldwide to improve quality and by consumers to help them make more informed purchasing decisions. Throughout the years, initial quality has been shown to be a leading indicator of long-term durability, which directly impacts customer loyalty and purchase decisions.

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Review: 2014 Kia Cadenza

2014 Kia Cadenza Detroit Auto Show

The Cadenza features European inspired style.

The Kia Cadenza is a brand new vehicle, the first luxury offering by the Kia lineup.

The Cadenza was first seen at the Detroit Auto Show, and we saw it at the Cleveland Auto Show earlier this year, and now it’s finally arrived at the dealership of Waikem Kia in Massillon, Ohio. When we saw it in person, we marveled at the new level of luxury being offered by the Kia model.

The Kia Cadenza is known as the K7 back home in South Korea. It’s one of the most popular vehicles in Asia, and that plus the success of the 2013 Kia Optima SXL in America motivated Kia to make this model. It is also based off the Hyundai Azera and added European styling cues.

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Kia debuts new luxury sedan

Kia took the stage at the Detroit Auto Show Tuesday to debut its new premium sedan, the 2014 Kia Cadenza.

The Cadenza, known as the K7 back home in South Korea, resembles the Optima and somewhat mirrors it brother the Hyundai Azera. This is Kia’s attempt to enter the luxury sedan market, so of course it will carry a number of luxury features, including Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS). The Cadenza is expected to arrive in Kia retail showrooms in the second quarter of this year, and pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s on-sale date.

Kia says the popularity of the Kia Optima SXL was one of many factors which contributed to decision to launch a luxury model in the U.S.

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