A 2013 model year Kia Sedona won’t be making its way to dealerships this year, as the minivan has been confirmed to have reached the end of its life cycle.
No doubt its dated styling was a big reason for its cancellation, with Kia working hard to change its image over the last couple of years. Despite getting a facelift for 2011, the Sedona’s styling still feels last generation, while the vast majority of its minivan competitors, including the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna have recently been updated and feature a more contemporary design. Even the budget-oriented Dodge Grand Caravan minivan received a major do-over in 2011.
Kia spokesman James Hope did say, “We see the minivan market as one that we want to stay in.” It will be interesting to see what the future brings for Kia in the minivan market, especially since Hyundai has officially exited it.
[Source: The Car Connection]