The modern 2020 Kia Sedona minivan may get a hybrid powertrain

The 2020 Kia Sedona is slowly becoming one of the most popular minivans on the market. Mostly because of its SUV-like appearance and the affordable price. Besides that, Sedona is a modern minivan with great safety rating and a comfortable ride. It is versatile and practical. There is room for seven passengers and even the eight-seat configuration is available.

The 2020 Kia Sedona will arrive with minor updates. The interior will get slight refinement and the exterior will stay intact. However, Kia will introduce new exterior paints. There are five trim levels available and all of them will use a 3.3-liter V6 engine. Besides that, a front-wheel-drive setup comes as standard. If you are looking for a comfortable family minivan, Sedona is one of the best possible choices.

2020 Kia Sedona front

2020 Kia Sedona offers an SUV-like appearance

The 2020 Kia Sedona will stay the same as the current model, at least when it comes to exterior design. We can expect drastic exterior changes later in 2020, but for now, Sedona remains the same minivan as before. That means the 19-inch alloy wheels are still available, along with the larger front and rear bumpers.

Moreover, the grille is large as well and the front fascia, in general, looks fascinating. As we mentioned, Sedona’s SUV-like styling and appearance is perhaps the minivan’s strongest side. The rear end adds a massive glass that provides an astonishing view. Kia already said that the new Sedona will get some additional exterior paints such as Celestial Blue, Silky Silver, and Beachwood Pearl.

2020 Kia Sedona interior

2020 Kia Sedona interior comes with plenty of upscale materials and soft-touch materials

As you may know, the current Sedona minivan comes with one of the best interiors in the segment. Now, the 2020 Kia Sedona will get further improvements, but again, nothing significant. However, even the slightest upgrades can mean so much. Kia’s team of designers will introduce more premium materials. That means the most of the plastic is gone. New Sedona will offer plenty of upscale materials and soft-touch materials.

Even better, the price will stay the same, which means Sedona remains an affordable minivan. The seats are now even more supportive and we recommend the optional cooling and heating seats. The instrument board will now sport fewer buttons which is just one of the ways to continue with complete modernization. The cabin is now more practical and the layout of controls is very simple.

2020 Kia Sedona engine

2020 Kia Sedona powertrain

Kia is staying quiet about the potential engine changes, especially about the possibility of the hybrid variant. However, one thing is certain for now. A 3.3-liter V6 engine will remain as a standard choice.

This unit is producing 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is in the offer. Fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Optional drivetrain?

Some speculations are saying that the optional drivetrain should arrive, but that is the less likely outcome. After all, the current engine provides more than enough power. However, the only significant step forward for Sedona will be the hybrid drivetrain. The engine is efficient and strong, but additional mileage boost could help new 2020 Kia Sedona to reach record sales.

2020 Kia Sedona rear

2020 Kia Sedona price and release date

The arriving model will cost around $28,000. The range-topping SX Limited models are priced at almost $50,000. The 2020 Kia Sedona will arrive in the last quarter of 2019, probably in September.

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