There were very few noticeable changes made to the 2014 Kia Sedona, so it shouldn’t really surprise anyone to hear that new spy shots of the 2015 model hint at a bigger style upgrade to the current, rather boxy version.
The Kia designer somewhat have their hands tied with the overall minivan shape, but the new photos do suggest more defined shoulders, a large greenhouse, and a bigger signature grille.
The latter actually looks pretty massive when compared to the previous look, but it should help balance out the overall mass of the 2015 model.
The redesigned Sedona minivan vehicle gets more of an upscale feel courtesy of the headlight clusters that flank the grille and stretch back to the car’s corners.
There are a few more upscale touches, including LED turn signal repeaters on the side view mirrors and horizontal LED taillights in the rear.
The new sliding doors look to be absolutely huge and there also seems to be an upkick in the daylight opening aft of the C pillar.
Sedona Minivan Release Date
It is very likely that the new Kia Sedona will be launched sometime next year as a 2015 model.
It will have seating for up to eight people, cupholders aplenty, and a host of family friendly technology on the inside.
The photographer wasn’t able to get any spy shots of the interior, but it’s fair to assume that the inside will be a little more upmarket, as was the case with other new Kia’s (just take a look at the new Cadenza premium sedan).
There is no word yet on what will be under the hood. The current model has a 269-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 model, which went on sale in the spring, had a starting price of $26,750.
We can probably expect to see the 2015 model arrive in showrooms sometime during 2014.