The news article here compares the all-new 2015 Kia Sedona minivan to the previous generation (2014) model.
Let’s take a look at the main styling changes…
Kia went with a design transformation that began back in 2009, with head designer, and now president, Peter Schreyer at the helm of the changes.
The European inspiration can be seen in every facet of the design, taking the vehicle in a direction that the consumer is sure to love.
Old vs. New – Comparison Photos
The outgoing Sedona was a fine vehicle in its own right, but the general consensus was the interior and exterior design of the car was lacking the passion that might take it to the next level.
The new version foregoes the mundane in favor of something truly beautiful to look at.
The wide stance of the Sedona says CUV, and the front fascia and cabin forward design give it a look that is supremely confident.
The Kia signature grille looks like a perfect fit on the redesigned front end, and is made all the more appealing with the addition of LED positioning lights.
The new version of the Sedona also comes with a wheelbase that is 1.6-inches longer than the outgoing model.
The addition of a deeply swept windshield, available 19-inch alloys, and a side profile with reduced overhangs in front and back give the model a stunning new look.
A real sense of style and stability can be found with the addition of LED taillights, a roof spoiler, and an integrated bumper guard.
The height and width of the new model are essentially the same as before, yet there is more shoulder and leg room to be found throughout the cabin, as well as a higher hip point that allows improved outward visibility for the driver.
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Major Changes Inside – Check The Photo
The flexible seating arrangements allow for both seven and eight passenger configurations to be set up comfortably.
Something rarely if ever seen in the minivan segment is included, and that is a front center console that delivers a very clever looking storage space between the front seats.
In the second row you will find Slide-n-Stow seats that make creating additional cargo space an absolute snap. There is no longer any need to try and remove heavy seats when trying to make additional interior room.
There is also the option of “First Class” lounge seats that can be positioned to face rearward. This allows for greater levels of comfort and leg room.
Some configurations will come with second row seating that features cushion heaters, but all models will come with third row seats that offer a convenient 60/40 split-folding, in-floor retractable design.
Another first in this segment is the use of YES Essentials fabric technology that helps deliver an incredible level of protection from spills and stains.
The updated interior design is brilliantly finished off with a modern color palette that employs a two-tone look using shades of grey, beige, and burgundy, each of which are truly warm and inviting.
Moving up to the SXL trim level gives you Nappa-leather seating, which is the same Chromium-free material found in the K900 luxury sedan.