Archive for the ‘Kia Sedona’ Category
The Kia Sedona hasn’t been in the spotlight since the Kia Stinger was released. A lot of the media has been focused on Kia’s newly redesigned vehicles, such as the 2019 Kia Sorento, 2019 Kia K900, and of course Kia Stinger Limited Editions, but that just changed. Kia debuted the refreshed 2019 Kia Sedona at the 2018 New York International Auto Show and it’s said to challenge the Chrysler Pacifica.
The only engine that powers the 2018 Kia Sedona lineup is a 3.3-liter DOHC V6 engine with dual continuously variable valve timing for optimal performance. Able to generate 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, this engine is still standard on the 2019 Sedona, but for 2019, the engine will be paired to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, that improves fuel efficiency and offers a “more seamless driving experience.”
Kia Motors has been kicking butt recently, and with the 2018 model year well underway, we’re looking forward to some of their new vehicles fast approaching. Kia Stinger, we’re looking at you! Until then though, there are plenty of great vehicles to choose from. Possibly their largest lineup would be Kia crossovers, SUVs, and minivans. Give them a look.
Although it feels like more of a compact car, the Kia Soul is a crossover by Kia Motors standards. Available in three trims, the Kia Soul (base), Kia Soul Plus (+), and Kia Soul Exclaim (!), it’s tough to not get a great vehicle. Each is powered by a different engine, ranging from 130-201 horsepower, and each engine is paired to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, or 7-speed dual clutch transmission. With standard features, the fuel economy of the Kia Soul is 24/30 city/highway mpg.
It goes without saying the Kia Soul has style, but without looking closer, consumers may not know that a panoramic sunroof with a sunshade is available, and that privacy glass and solar glass come standard. Inside, the Kia Soul + and Kia Soul ! come with UVO eServices on a 7-inch touchscreen, but can be updated to an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation; the base trim can also be upgraded with a 7-inch touchscreen and UVO eServices. All vehicles have Bluetooth wireless technology and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Many other features are left as an option for the Soul + and Soul !, such as heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, automatic temperature control, and various advanced safety features. MSRP starting at $16,100.
Once a year in Las Vegas, automakers tend go “all out” and show off their newest creations at SEMA. Having won many awards and making noise during 2016, is it any wonder that Kia is also bringing a few surprises to SEMA this year? The auto brand has three vehicles to debut, and they’re looking pretty great.
The SEMA trade show, or the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show, an organization that deals exclusively to the vehicle aftermarket, holds a show every year in Las Vegas so automakers and buyers can see what’s on display, discover new auto parts, or just attend seminars and network with the right people. It started November 1, and only lasts four days. The SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries to discuss and share profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, and other auto markets. However, it’s not open to the general public.
We’re not here to talk about it anyways. We’re here to discuss Kia’s new vehicles being brought to light. First up is a vehicle we’ve been waiting for, but with a couple of modifications – the new Kia Niro.
New Kia Niro Concept
On display at SEMA is a really cool modified version of the all-new Kia Niro (pictured above). On Kia’s Facebook page, they state “…[we] wanted to make a car as tough and versatile as a triathlete with the comfort of a day spa.” It’s a little odd at first, but think it over – a vehicle that can do anything with a buff exterior, but on the inside is comfy and cozy. However, the Niro is looking nothing like the original concept.
The Kia Sedona is undoubtedly the most impressive minivan currently on the market. We get it… minivans often carry a negative stigma that may turn some customers off. However, Kia’s engineers have assured that their newest Sedona’s only resemblance to rival minivans will be the classification.
Check out the three best attributes of the van before you shop for the Kia Sedona in Miami…
The Kia Sedona is considered one of the best minivans on the market, yet the brand was compelled to produce a pair of concepts that could incredibly be considered upgrades. Revealed at the 2015 SEMA Show last week in Las Vegas, the two vehicles quickly took the internet by storm.