DETROIT – Kia Motors America debuts its all-new ’06 Sedona minivan here at the North American International Auto Show.
Len Hunt, chief operating officer-KMA, says the vehicle has more interior volume than competitors, theSienna and Dodge Caravan.
It also is packed with standard safety features, and at $22,995, retains its title as the lowest-priced entrant in the minivan segment in the U.S.
Going on sale in February in long-wheelbase form, the “Sedona is packed with a $4,000 content advantage over its key competitor, Dodge Caravan,” Hunt says.
A short-wheelbase Sedona launches toward the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Kia shows the all-new Optima, which was unveiled at last year’s Frankfurt auto show. It is sold in Europe as the Magentis. (See related story: Kia Debuts New Magentis at Frankfurt)
The new ’06 ½ Optima goes on sale in the U.S. this spring.
Also new from Kia in the U.S. this year is a refreshed Sorento, Amanti, and Spectra.