Kia drops Sedona from 2013 lineup but has plans for 2014 minivan

Article by Christian A., on May 15, 2012

For the 2013 model year, Kia has dismissed its Sedona minivan, company spokesperson James Hope confirmed. However, the automaker disclosed that it anticipates going back to the segment. Hope stated that the automaker is likely to reveal another people mover, but he did not disclose when this would be or what the unit might look like.

Hope further stated that they are not going to "get completely out" of the segment, which is a market that they are "still interested in being in." Sources have revealed that a minivan is part of the automaker's product plan for the 2014 model year. In 2011, Kia was able to sell 24,047 units of the Sedona model, up 10% from a year before.

The Toyota Sienna, which is the bestselling nameplate of the segment, had sales of 111,429 units in 2011. In an interview held in February, Kia Motors America marketing chief Michael Sprague told Automotive News that minivan sales are anticipated to rise at least 25% by 2016.

He further stated that the automaker can achieve a bigger market share by continuing to be a player. Kia indicated its plans to remain in the segment by displaying the KV7 Concept van at the Detroit car show last year. Kia has a good record of bringing renditions of its concept automobiles to the market. [source: Autonews]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

November 17 is considered a very special day for Tesla, as this is the day that they revealed the highly anticipated Tesla Semi. But Elon Musk did not think the...
by - November 17, 2017
More details have emerged about the new sixth generation of the BMW M3 just as the German premium practically announced the end of the current-gen 3 Series with the unveiling...
by - November 17, 2017
All is set for Volkswagen’s plans to enter the electric vehicle game, as prompted by the so-called Dieselgate scandal. In fact, the German carmaker has already made a commitment to...
by - November 17, 2017
As BMW has already revealed, the next generation of the BMW M5 (F90) is a four-wheel drive high-performance sedan with overwhelming power output and torque at its disposal. However, it...
by - November 17, 2017
McLaren unveiled a one-off Gold - on - Black 720S at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show which will be on display throughout the entire stretch of this week’s event. The...
by - November 16, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries