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2019 Kia Sedona shows off its 8-speed auto in New Yorkda

At the 2018 New York Auto Show, Kia did not just reveal the luxurious K900 and the updated Optima. Alongside these two models, the South Korean automaker also decided to show off the refreshed 2019 Sedona van before it goes on sale towards the end of the year.

Under the hood of the Sedona will be a 3.3 liter V6 with 276 horsepower (206 kilowatts) and 248 pound feet (336 Newton metres) of torque. The engine, however, is paired with an eight speed automatic instead of a six speed automatic that you can find in the outgoing model. Kia expects the change to boost fuel economy and give the van smoother acceleration. The Kia Sedona also offers a three step Variable Induction System (VIS) that improves engine breathing by adjusting the intake runner lengths to optimize engine torque under different load conditions.

As we look at the Kia Sedona’s exterior, you will notice some changes on the front and rear fascias, but the changes are so subtle that they are quite difficult to spot. The lower part of the car looks a little more angular in shape, though the tweaks do not really make a huge impact on the minivan’s styling very much. From the mid-level EX grade, the vehicles get a button for activating power sliding door on the handle. The top two trims, the SX and SXL, will feature LED headlights. The range topping SXL also features skid plates, foglights, and 19 inch chrome wheels.

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Kia unveils 4 custom autonomous models for 2016 SEMA

Kia Motors believes that in the future, cars will not only be customized to fit our lifestyles but will also be able to drive on their own.

Thus for the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association, Kia put on display four concept models meant to explore diverse and active lifestyle from business travel or even sports entertainment.

According to KIA exec Michael Sprague, Kia has been in the U.S. market for 22 years and has been proud of the fact that the brand has helped people meet the demands of a diverse and active lifestyle. The 2016 SEMA Show, he added, is a way for the brand to showcase what the future can be.

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Kia to cease production of Sedona MPV in 2011

When Kia ceases production of the seven-seat Sedona MPV in 2011, it will be the last version of the model to roll out as the manufacturer doesn't plan on replacing it with another model.

This bit of news tidbit was confirmed by a company official who explained that the production will end due to reduced demand. He pointed to the downsizing trend as a trigger.

Kia's efforts in Europe are making powertrains smaller and more efficient so it's quite understandable that a large MPV with lots of power and high emissions won't get as much interest. Meanwhile, Kia is pushing through with its plan to debut the Magentis in 2011.

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