The Kia is aiming at competing in the international auto market with their upcoming Sedona model. Sedona is among the manufacturer’s most popular cars. The model went through a major facelift back in 2014 and has been recording impressive sales record in the recent past. The 2017 Kia Sedona features luxurious minivan platform though the exterior profile presents more of crossover designing. This is the perfect car if you have a large family or groups traveling over long distance journeys, thanks to its impressive fuel efficiency and elegant power output. The new Kia Sedona will come with some impressive upgrades. However, expect minor redesigns because it had already gone through a major facelift in the recent past. Kia is planning to offer the 2017 Sedona in five trim levels, including the base L, EX, SX, LX, and the top SX-L trim levels.
2017 Kia Sedona – Colors and Design:
The car is going to be offered in three exterior colors, including Bright Silver, Aurora Black, and Clear White. Its exterior design profile appears sportier, featuring high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum materials. The lightweight design will enhance the car’s aerodynamic performance and fuel efficiency. The front bumper looks quite larger and is integrated with fog lights and larger air-intakes, which enhances the car’s engine cooling. Complementing the stylish front end designing are LED headlights with swept-back styling. The Rear end also integrates LED indicators and a new bumper. The base 2017 Kia Sedona trim level will ride on 17-inch alloy wheels while higher trim levels will be fitted with 19-inch alloy. This improves the car’s off-road performance.
When it comes to interior designing, the 2017 Sedona comes with a spacious and comfortable interior cabin design. The cabin features three rows of seats and base models L and SX, SX-L trim levels. The second row adopts collapsible seats designing while third-row seats adopt 60/40 split flat folding functionality. There is also a large cargo space in the rear section. The car comes with a modern infotainment system featuring 4.3 inch HD display screen. This is offered standard while those who prefers higher trim levels gets 8-inch display screen.
Other Standard features for the 2017 Kia Sedona include quality cloth material upholstering, automatic climate control, cruise control and 4-speaker sound system. The EX model adopts power-sliding doors, power-adjustable liftgate, keyless ignition, refrigerated glove box, 8-speaker audio system. Optional features found on higher trim levels include google map and android app integration. When it comes to driver assistance and safety, the 2017 Sedona offers enhanced airbags, premium safety belts, rearview camera, blind-spot warning system, forward collision warning system, and others.
2017 Kia Sedona – Engine and Performance:
Under the hood, the new 2017 Kia Sedona will be powered by a 3.3-liter V-6 motor. The motor is capable of producing up to 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which will send power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive (AWD) will be offered optionally. In terms of speed, 2017 Kia Sedona is also expected to reach a top speed of 122 miles per hour. Its acceleration is rated at 60 mph in just 8 seconds from rest. When it comes to EPA performance, the base L, EX, and LX trim levels are rated to deliver 19 miles per gallon and 25 mpg on the highway.
2017 Kia Sedona – Price and Release Date:
Kia car manufacturer has not yet confirmed the official release date and pricing for this vehicle. However, according to some reliable sources, it will be released by the end of this year or probably in the first quarter of 2017. The 2017 Kia Sedona will go for around $ 27,000 as the base price while higher trim levels will go for as much as $ 42,000.