Kia has officially unveiled the 2015 Kia Sedona minivan ahead of its world debut this week at the New York Auto Show.
Kia has officially unveiled the 2015 Kia Sedona minivan ahead of its world debut this week at the New York Auto Show. Kia says that the arrival of the new Sedona completes the restyling of Kia’s entire U.S. lineup under the direction of Peter Schreyer, which began in 2009.
To hopefully attract more buyers than the last Sedona, Kia gave the 2015 Sedona a more aggressive “crossover-like” exterior with shorter front and rear overhangs and Kia’s “tiger-nose” grille. The 2015 Sedona also rides on a new platform that is much stiffer than before and under the hood it’s powered by a 3.3L V6 with 276-hp and 248 lb-ft. of torque that’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
“Throughout the development process, our engineers in the U.S. and Korea focused on adding the element of desire to the all-new Sedona with improved driving dynamics and power and the incorporation of modern styling cues, premium materials and technology,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA.
Inside the 2015 Sedona has room for up to eight passengers with an interior that is bigger than the outgoing model. The second row seats have a new Slide-n-Stow function that allows them to slide forward for easier access to the third row seat. Buyers can also choose the “First Class” option which gives the second row seats the ability to be positioned rearward for more legroom and comfort with its retractable lower leg rests.
The 2015 Sedona gets Kia’s next-generation UVO infotainment system and new technology like Forward Collision Warning, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.