With seating for up to eight, Kia says the new MPV represents the "final chapter" of its brand redesign under design boss Peter Schreyer. As such, the new Sedona gets Kia's larger, more prominent corporate front-end with a "European-inspired" design.
The new Sedona is 1.6-inches longer than its predecessor, and sits on 19-inch alloy wheels. Kia says it has given the Sedona a muscular design at the front, enhanced by the new roof-mounted spoiler at the rear.
Inside, the Sedona is available in seven or eight-seat guises. Usual MPV storage solutions, including removable slide-forward seats and a centre-console storage space feature, alongside retractable lower leg rests in the second row of seats.
As well as soft-touch furnishings, Kia says it has also given the Sedona new anti-bacterial and anti-static fabrics in the cabin. The top-level SXL trim also features Nappa leather trim
Kia says the new Sedona is the first car to offer its next-generation UVO infotainment and telematics system. As well as applications for navigation and music, the system also handles Siri 'Eyes Free' technology for iPhones.
The new Sedona sits on an all-new chassis, made from 76 per cent high-strength steel, alongside a suspension set-up which Kia says should improve its ride and handling.
Powering the MPV is a 3.3-litre V6 engine, replacing the current 3.5-litre V6, and the same unit found in the Sorento and Cadenza models. That engine has 272bhp and 248lb ft of torque, and comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The new Sedona is scheduled to go on sale in the US by the fourth quarter of this year, with pricing announced closer to its launch date. Kia has confirmed the new model won't be coming to Europe.