Black 2020 Kia Cadenza with "Is the U.S. Replacing the Kia Cadenza" black text

Is the U.S. Replacing the Kia Cadenza?

2022 Kia K8 Predictions and Speculations 

Last week we covered the latest news on the upcoming 2021 Kia Cadenza, as this model is expected to be the last iteration to carry the Cadenza name. Based on what we know so far, our Friendly Kia team has put together our top 2022 Kia K8 predictions and speculations. 

So, what do we think is to come for the 2022 Kia K8? Find out below.  

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Kia Cadenza is Becoming a K8 

2020 Kia Cadenza with black question marks

The Kia brand’s flagship luxury-inspired sedan is known as the Kia Cadenza here in the U.S. but goes by the K7 moniker in the rest of the global market. With the Cadenza transforming into the K8, we can expect that everything about this Kia will be bigger and bolder than the outgoing model.  

We predict that the 2022 Kia K8 will be the first U.S. model to bear the new Kia logo and branding. The K8 will bring a larger grille than the outgoing Cadenza model and its reshaped headlights will create a new overall look for the face of this Kia. This luxury sedan will likely get a sporty upgrade to its design to fall more in line with the rest of the Kia brand lineup.  

Kia K8 Will Debut in Spring 2021 

We are expecting that we will get our first look at the Kia K8 this spring, around March or April. That’s when we expect to see the K8, but in regards to when this model will actually hit dealership lots, we aren’t too sure. We predict there will be a soft release of the 2021 Cadenza without too much buzz around its debut so there will be a big impact with the reveal of the K8. It is most likely that the 2022 K8 will make its way to dealerships sometime in the last quarter of 2021.  

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Stay tuned to the Friendly Kia blog for all of the latest Kia vehicle news, including updates on the Kia K8. You can check out the rest of our blog for other Kia model predictions and speculations. If you are looking to get behind the wheel of a new Kia, head over to our online inventory to view our lineup of available Kia models near Tampa Bay.