Kia took the covers off the refreshed 2020 Cadenza sedan it teased last week, confirming the production sedan will wear a much more aggressive face and hindquarters.
More specifically, it revealed the Korean-market K7, which is basically the exact same car we get here with a different nameplate on it.
The new Cadenza-K7's front end is dominated by a larger, concave chrome grille, flanked by thinner, sleeker headlights; while out back the taillights now reach across the full width of the car, joined by a sort of dashed-line bar that will make for one interesting light signature.
The interior sees updates in the form of a new 12.3-inch touchscreen and re-positioned venting; the gear shift lever and button layout below the center stack has been refreshed as well. A digital gauge cluster lends the car a more premium feel than its predecessor.
Available drivetrains are a mystery for now, since North American and Korean engine offerings aren't always the same.
The 2019 Cadenza comes with a 290-horsepower 3.3-litre V6 with an 8-speed automatic in Canada, but we should get fuller details by year's end.
Expect the 2020 Kia Cadenza to wind up in Canadian showrooms late in 2019 or early next year.