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Official 2022 Kia Sedona images released

Official 2022 Kia Sedona images released

After covering the initial teaser images for the 2022 Kia Sedona a little while ago, we now have some official pictures from Kia. Released late last week, the series of images show the new people carrier in all its glory.

The 2022 Kia Sedona is called the Carnival in other markets and sells well for a minivan. Given the new look, I think this new model will sell well here in Canada when released.

2022 Kia Sedona

The 2022 Kia Sedona combines the looks of an SUV and of a minivan to give us what looks like a modern interpretation of a people hauler. It still has the minivan dimensions as those are inescapable but the overall impression is of a more understated profile that looks a lot less like a van than it could have done.

The front end has a look of Skoda about it. It is sharper and more angular than traditional Kia designs. The tiger nose grille has been modified with a crosshatch design and flows around the headlights and LED running lights.

Looking just at the front, you would think you were looking at an SUV. It’s an upright front with large grille, large lower sill and SUV-like proportions. It’s only when the eye travels further down the profile that the truth reveals itself.

The A pillar has been moved back which provides more of that SUV look. The doors are now divided with minimal pillaring while still allowing easy access to the interior. A larger C pillar contributes to the look with a contrasting silver colour in the teaser image.

At the rear, a single light bar spans the width of the 2022 Kia Sedona. It’s a tidy look that complements more angular styling on the rear door. An upward slant to the rear overhang is more SUV goodness while not taking away from the practicality you need from a people carrier.

Inside a mystery

Kia has yet to release any images of the interior but we expect some soon. For now, we think the layout will be similar to that of the current model with three rows of seating, lots of storage, high quality materials and the levels of technology and comfort we have come to expect from Kia.

We would also expect to hear more about the engine and drivetrain before the official reveal in South Korea sometime in Q3 this year. The North American release is expected sometime early 2021.

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