The Kia Sedona has cut a swathe through the large MPV market since it was launched in September 1999. The latest enhancements confirm that Kia listens to customer feedback in order to further strengthen this much-applauded product. The essential characteristics of the product remain. Sedona provides spacious, practical transport for up to seven adults.One of the few criticisms of Sedona was the wood effect trim. This has been deleted and replaced on the LX & SE models by a metallic grain effect trim. More substantial changes include fitting front seatbelt pre-tensioners, providing an additional remote unit for the central door locking system, increased functionality in the third row seats (a lever has been added to enable the seats to be moved forwards and backward from the rear of the vehicle), and finally gas struts have been added to the bonnet to assist with lifting.
All Sedona models are now fitted as standard with ABS with EBD and gain new design pattern on the seat fabric. Meanwhile, the SE gains an electric tilt slide sunroof.
The price on the most popular LX model is unchanged but those on the L and SE versions have been increased by £500 on account of the additional features.
On-the-road prices for the revised Kia Sedona are as follows:
|2.5 V6 L Manual||£14,495|
|2.5 V6 LX Manual||£15,995|
|2.5 V6 SE Automatic||£19,345|
|2.9 CRDi L Manual||£14,750|
|2.9 CRDi L Automatic||£15,600|
|2.9 CRDi LX Manual||£16,250|
|2.9 CRDi LX Automatic||£17,100|
|2.9 CRDi SE Manual||£18,750|
|2.9 CRDi SE Automatic||£19,600|
All Kias benefit from a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty, six-year anti-perforation warranty and three-years’ European roadside assistance for peace of mind when abroad.Published 21 January 2003