At the 2018 New York International Auto Show, Kia Motors America (KMA) revealed the revitalized 2019 Sedona, exposing a more refined minivan that keeps the very same practical benefit with sufficient guest area and freight, albeit with more design, technology, and features. Using recently created front and rear fascias, the Kia Sedona now sports a comparable style language used on a few of the more recent models in Kia’s lineup, while a new readily available rear-seat home entertainment system in addition to other benefit features keep the Sedona’s tech lineup up-to-date. In addition, the Kia Sedona’s attempted and real 3.3-liter V6 can now be coupled with an 8-speed automated transmission.
Remaining real to the CUV-like percentages that came as an outcome of Kia’s design-led change, the Sedona’s front fascia is specified by a more contemporary headlight setup that assists accomplish a sharper look, with distinct LED headlamps that are basic on SX and SXL trims. Sitting happily between the headlamps is Kia’s signature ‘tiger nose’ grill highlighted with a comprehensive mesh-like pattern. Below it, a reconfigured bumper and air consumption include a dash of sportiness. Around back, the rear mix lights– total with a new graphic– flank the changed chrome garnish on the liftgate.
The side profile, specified by its decreased front and rear overhangs and deeply swept windscreen, ends up being more distinct thanks to freshly created 17-, 18-, and 19-inch wheels, based upon trim. And due to the fact that hectic households value an assisting hand, a recently included power moving door button situated on the side door manages of EX trims and above is created to be simply that, offering simpler access to the Kia Sedona’s well-equipped cabin. Including more style to the model line is the SXL trim, which comes geared up with a distinct bumper, skid plate, LED headlamps and foglights, 19-inch chrome wheels and unique side sill.
The Kia Sedona’s attempted and real Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) 3.3-liter V6 engine is now matched to an 8-speed automated transmission that changes the 6-speed automated in the outbound model. While power figures stay the same with the engine making 276 horse power and 248 lb.-ft. of torque, the new transmission is developed to develop a more smooth driving experience and assistance enhance integrated fuel economy figures. In addition, the Sedona continues to use a three-step Variable Induction System (VIS) that enhances engine “breathing” by instantly changing the consumption runner lengths to enhance engine torque under various load conditions.
Kia has actually kept peaceful on rates and schedule, however we need to discover more about that prior to sales begin, most likely later on this year.