2021 Kia Sedona settles in with ‘Relaxation’ seats and sports V6 power – Roadshow

The 2021 Kia Sedona, generally known as the Carnival overseas, goals to be way more luxurious than it already stands. And regardless of the outgoing minivan’s aged appears, it is truly surprisingly comfy inside.

The 2021 mannequin doubles down and late Monday night, Kia shared extra particulars in regards to the car. Particularly, we realized much more in regards to the onboard comforts, like its “Leisure Mode” second-row seats. Accessible in seven-seater fashions, the Leisure mode seats be a part of Kia’s recline operate. However, with the push of a button, the mode flips down the third row of seats and reclines passengers even additional earlier than kicking out a leg relaxation. If that is not VIP therapy from a minivan, we do not know what’s. Plus, the second-row seats pivot for a train-line expertise.

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The Carnival can be supplied in nine- and 11-seat layouts as properly, although it is not clear what configurations will make their technique to the US. It seems seemingly the Carnival will as soon as once more make its manner right here as the following Sedona, however Kia hasn’t formally confirmed the mannequin but. Beforehand, Kia advised Roadshow the Sedona stays an “essential half” of its lineup. The automaker did not instantly return a request for remark following the newest announcement.

Kia already dove into the minivan’s far more premium interior and design earlier than, however the newest announcement spilled the beans relating to powertrains. Thoughts you, this info might change for varied nations, however the Carnival/Sedona will characteristic two V6 engines. The primary is a 3.5-liter V6 that includes direct injection and makes 290 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The second is a variation of the identical 3.5-liter V6, however with multi-port injection. It is good for 268 hp and 245 lb-ft of torque.

A 2.2-liter diesel engine can also be a part of the powertrain lineup, however do not count on the engine within the US. Every engine pairs with an eight-speed computerized as properly.

The model plans to place the Carnival on sale in South Korea within the third quarter of this 12 months, aka, fairly shortly. “World markets” will observe, so we’ll seemingly hear extra in regards to the US-spec Sedona quickly.

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Sean Szymkowski