Kia Sedona is a minivan model that was first introduced in September 1998. It is also known by ‘Kia Carnival’ in various markets. The second generation Sedona has been presented in 2006 and continued till the third generation that came out in 2014 as the 2015 model. This was one of the rare all-new minivans since this niche has been faced with huge SUVs popularity. The changes included new body and interior, modern tech features and sliding seat mechanism. For the 2016 model a rearview camera has become standard feature and more upscale features have been added to lower trims. The new 2017 Kia Sedona will be one of the best in its class minivan to offer premium comfort and performances. It will be perfect for families to provide complete pleasure in different tours and journeys.
2017 Kia Sedona: Styling, Interior, Safety
The 2017 Kia Sedona will continue to exploit relatively new styling which certainly belongs in group of more handsome minivans. Despite minivan’s big and boxy proportions this example achieves to look elegant and balanced. Its front side design is similar as on some SUVs that come from this brand. Up front, one can see the hood leans downward with angular arrangement of headlamps on both sides. The front bumper will remain in the same level of front grille and represents boxy in front. The grille is familiar tiger nose design but with more upright style. At the rear end, the taillamps are placed perfectly above the rear bumper. In addition, these lights are LED powered.
Looking forward to its interior, the cabin will be comfortable and spacious, and the vehicle can accommodate 8 adults with ease. 2017 Sedona will come with three rows of seats with comfortable legroom and headroom in all rows. In addition, the manufacturer offers ample cargo space for extra storage. Behind the third seating row it offers 33.9 cubic feet of cargo storage while when last row is folded into the floor available storage is 78.4 cubic feet. The seats are covered with high-quality leather to provide luxurious feeling in higher trims. If someone looks at it tech-wise, then Kia Sedona will come with improved infotainment system. The vehicle can also be had with heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, strong audio system, power windows, rearview camera, navigation and much more. For the safety of its occupants, Sedona will come with systems like rearview camera and surround view cameras, blind-spot monitor, parking sensors, forward collision warning with emergency braking and lane departure warning.
2017 Kia Sedona: Powertrain
Speculations have revealed that 2017 Kia Sedona will continue to exploit the same engine. It is expected to be equipped with 3.3 liters, V6 engine which can produce power up to 280 HP and maximum torque of 250 lb-ft. It is supposed to be mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission system and front-wheel drive is standard. In terms of its fuel economy, new Sedona will deliver a mileage of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highways. The peak towing capacity will be about 3, 500 pounds.
2017 Kia Sedona: Release date, Price
Some resources have enough evident that 2017 Kia Sedona will be launched in early 2017. It is expected that the price of the base model will be around $27,000, and it will change as per the trim of the model.