Sedona poised to become the best minivan on the market!
The Kia Sedona hit the market as a 2015 model and is now finally getting a full update for the 2021 model year.
It has been a bit of a slog for the Sedona in terms of sales, as it has failed to reach the numbers achieved by the likes of rival minivans such as the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Chrysler Pacifica.
Kia hopes that the big changes they are making with the new model will rectify that.
Reports suggest that the 2021 Kia Sedona will debut in the US at the New York Auto Show in April. After that, it will be unveiled as the Kia Carnival in South Korea in July.
While there are no official teaser images from Kia as of yet, we do have some interior spy shots from the good folks at Autospy.net.
We are happy to announce that the interior is a good deal more luxurious than we could have hoped for.
One interior upgrade found in the new 2021 Kia Sedona is large widescreen that will feature an infotainment system and a digital gauge cluster, much like what you see in current Mercedes-Benz models.
While the air vent design appears to be unique, the design of the steering wheel, infotainment system, and touchscreen appears to be the same as what we are going to see in the new Sorento SUV.
A boxier exterior
One the outside, the 2021 Kia Sedona will be showing off a boxier exterior design. The front fascia will borrow design elements from the Kia Soul, which includes new LED headlights and daytime running lights, as well as a new bumper design.
As far as dimensions go, the new Sedona will be longer (1.5 inches) and wider (0.3 inches) than the outgoing model, coming in at measuring 202 inches long, 78 inches wide, and 68 inches high. More legroom will be available, too, as the wheelbase is being extended by 1.18 inches to 121.6 inches.
Big changes under the hood
The current Sedona comes with a 3.3-liter V6 engine, but the 2021 model will likely adopt a 2.5-liter turbo engine.
That 4-cylinder unit is part of Kia’s Smartstream family of engines, all of which are more refined and better with fuel economy. Also new to the 2021 Sedona will be an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Kia Sedona hybrid & AWD
The great news with the 2021 model is that the Kia Sedona will be offered with AWD for the first time!
This makes sense when you consider that the Sedona rides on the same platform as the Sorento SUV. This is sure to be great news for people who live in areas where snow and slippery road conditions are an issue.
Also for the first time, the 2021 Kia Sedona will have an available hybrid drivetrain, which is sure to appeal to those looking to get even better fuel economy numbers. All the official specs will be released in April around the time of the US unveiling.
We will keep you posted on any and all updates as they happen.