The Kia Cadenza took home the International Car of the Year (ICOTY) award from Road & Travel Magazine.
The Cadenza is Kia’s first true attempt at dipping its toes into the full-size sedan segment, and the ICOTY award is the most recent in a string of accolades the 2014 Cadenza has received. Just a few months ago, the sedan took top honors in Motor Trend Magazine’s full-size sedan comparison test and was named to the 2014 North American Car of the Year short list.
“The Kia Cadenza wins in this category for a variety of reasons, including Kia’s remarkable effort to emerge in the entry-lux category,” said Courtney Caldwell, editor-in-chief of Road & Travel Magazine. “Overall, the car is beautiful and affordable, making upscale style and performance attainable to mid-America. We applaud Kia’s rapid rise from underdog to unbelievable!”