Kia ups its game with high-tech infotainment displays and slick design.
The Kia Sedona, which competes with the likes of the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica is set to be replaced by an all-new model after being offered in its current form since 2015. Kia's minivan has been lagging behind the competition, but the new car promises to be a handsome replacement with a stunning interior to match. For those interested in seeing what the interior of the new car will look like, we've got some good news: Kia has revealed new interior pics of the new Sedona, and we have to admit, it looks pretty stunning, and proves that Kia is serious about taking the fight to the top of its class.
According to Kia, the fourth-generation flagship minivan "provides a spacious, comfortable, and futuristic environment for young families."
The new minivan features a futuristic-looking wrap-around dashboard with a high fascia that brings a touch of elegance to the interior, and seamlessly integrates the dual-screen infotainment display in much the same way as Mercedes-Benz cars. With haptic touch controls, the driver is comfortably placed in command inside the cabin. The dashboard itself is centered around two high-tech digital displays which are mounted under a single piece of glass and link Kia's latest 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system. The screens are controlled by a shift-by-wire dial at the base of the center console.
The Sedona is all about interior space, hence the inclusion of a number of smart storage solutions. The Sedona includes three- or four-row seating configurations, with space for 7, 9, or 11 occupants. In seven-seat configuration, it offers second-row captains chairs.
Second-row occupants gain access to back-of-seat USB chargers, storage nets, a storage drawer in the base of the rear console, as well as a tray above this area. The Sedona will grow in size, which means more space in general. The wheelbase will extend by 1.2 inches for a total of 121.65 inches, and the body also increases slightly in width. The overall length of the Sedona will be 202.95 inches which means more space for third-row passengers.
The Kia Sedona will go on sale in Korea in the third quarter of 2020 with other markets to follow.