New Kia Sedona arrives in SA

Kia’s all-new large MPV, known as the Grand Sedona, is now available in SA. Its strong points are practicality and versatility, and customers can choose between seven- and 11-seat configurations.

The 11-seat arrangement has two independent front seats and three rows of three seats behind them. The second and third rows can slide, so leg-room can be adjusted as required. The third row seats can be flipped forward to extend cargo space.

In seven-seat models, the cargo area grows by 77 litres to 960 litres with the back seats flattened. This grows to 2 220 litres behind the second row and 4 022 litres when all rear seats are stowed.

Despite the lower roof line, the shape of the tailgate accommodates greater load height in the cargo bay.

Engine options are a 3,3-litre V6 petrol powertrain or a 2,2-litre turbodiesel. Both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

All models have a 5-year/150 000km warranty, a 5-year/100 000km maintenance plan and three years of unlimited roadside assistance.

Prices are:

Grand Sedona 2.2 CRDi EX 7-seat             R499 995

Grand Sedona 2.2 CRDi EX 11-seat                       R515 995

Grand Sedona 2.2 CRDi SX 7-seat             R625 995

Grand Sedona 2.2 CRDi SXL 7-seat                       R669 995

Grand Sedona 3.3 V6 SX 7-seat                 R605 995

Grand Sedona 3.3 V6 SXL 7-seat               R649 995