Refreshed Kia Grand Sedona touches down in South Africa…
The refreshed Kia Grand Sedona has arrived in South Africa, with the local arm of the Korean brand also taking the opportunity to revise the line-up.
Interestingly, the SX trim level has been discontinued, while a new “feature-rich” EX+ grade has been added to the range. The 3,3-litre V6 petrol engine is no longer offered.
The updated Grand Sedona features a revised front bumper design (complete with the latest version of the brand’s trademark grille), restyled headlamps and a new LED daytime running light signature on high-spec models. Round back, you’ll find new rear bumpers and revised taillamps.
Inside, the Grand Sedona gains what Kia describes as “subtle upgrades” to its interior, including a redesigned facia and an updated instrument cluster. A new seven-inch touchscreen is also included.
The base EX trim level features manual air-conditioning, automatic headlamps, electrically adjustable (and heated) side mirrors, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloys and rear-sited USB ports. EX models come as standard with a seven-seat configuration, but an 11-seat option is available “on special order”, with a four-month lead time.
Meanwhile, the new EX+ model (available only in eight-seat configuration) gains automatic dual-zone air-conditioning, auto-folding side mirrors (with integrated side indicators), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, front and rear parking sensors, front foglamps, glove-box cooling, leather upholstery and a wireless smartphone charger. The touchscreen is upgraded to an eight-inch colour arrangement (with satellite navigation).
The flagship SXL is offered exclusively in seven-seat form, and adds keyless entry (with push-button start), blind spot detection, a two-part sunroof, LED headlamps, LED foglamps, LED taillamps, a smart powered tailgate, dual electric sliding doors, electric adjustable for the front seats and rear seat-heating.
Power still comes from Kia’s familiar 2,2-litre turbodiesel engine, which in this instance offers 147 kW and 440 N.m. Like the latest Sorento, this engine is paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission (replacing the previous six-speed item).
An unlimited kilometre/five-year warranty as well as a five-year/100 000 km service plan are included as standard.
Kia Grand Sedona 2,2 CRDI EX 7-Seater: R599 995
Kia Grand Sedona 2,2 CRDI EX 11-Seater: R615 995
Kia Grand Sedona 2,2 CRDI EX+ 8-Seater: R629 995
Kia Grand Sedona 2,2 CRDI SXL 7-Seater: R782 995