New Kia Sedona coming by 2014

Article by Christian A., on May 11, 2012

The current 2012 Kia Sedona may be somewhat different from the other models offered by the brand with its younger, sportier direction. But don’t expect a 2013 Sedona minivan to arrive since it has been confirmed that there won’t be one. Kia spokesman James Hope told The Car Connection that the company wants to stay in the minivan market.

Unfortunately, he declined to provide more details and he also didn’t explain how a product would fit into the pipeline. The 2012 Sedona is stodgier than everything else that Kia dealers have. The front end and headlamps of the Sedona were updated for 2011 but when it’s compared to its minivan rivals, it has the most dated design.

Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Honda Odyssey, have all been redesigned. The Sedona’s reputation in the U.S. is quite good. It’s known particularly for its strong value and comfortable ride, as well as for its subpar safety.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a very low 'poor' score in roof strength. Its seating is also not as flexible as other minivans, a feature that has made many consumers decide to choose a crossover or an SUV over the minivan.

Set in front of one of the world’s prime modern sites, Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the brand new 2015 Sedona midsize multi-purpose auto in the Big Apple. It is the conclusion to the design-led story of transformation by Kia which started in 2009. We’ve witnessed a comprehensive overhaul of Kia’s overall model line supervised by chief design officer Peter Schreyer. In fact, the new Sedona’s CUV-like proportions and styling give all of the convenient functions of the segment while also surpassing the limits of its design.

To add to the advanced European-inspired look, the 2015 Sedona also ushers in the extraordinary interior volume that avid fans expect in the model with just the right cargo and passenger room and a comfy and silent cabin. Guided by the philosophy that has led Kia in successfully redesigning cars, the Sedona adds value to a different level of class with a host of leading segments and new tech and advanced features, all of which will be introduced in a new first-class trim level - SXL - which will be up for grabs when U.S. sales are set to begin in the end of this year’s third quarter or at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The price will be revealed when the launch date of the Sedona is near.

Surpassing ordinary functionality, the Sedona’s wide built projects a hip, CUV-like exterior design emphasized by a front fascia and a cab-forward look that promotes strength and confidence. Sedona's manly façade and sleek, smooth appearance is highlighted by a completely integrated version of Kia’s signature grille and LED positioning headlamps.

The wheelbase is 1.6-inches longer than the older model, and the side profile, with front and rear overhangs that are more compact, comes together with the deeply swept windshield and 19-inch alloy wheels to project a distinct feel. On the other hand, the design layout of the rear, with LED taillights, standard roof spoiler, and integrated bumper guard, gives a wide, stable bearing.

Topics: kia, minivan

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