1. Handsome Body Replaces Ugly Old Sheet Metal
Yeah, the old Rondo is ugly. Its awkward proportions allow for seven seats but it’s devoid of any real style. This time, Kia did away with the dull looks completely. Still offered in either five or seven seat configurations, the new Rondo has a profile more akin to an overgrown hatchback rather than a minivan. It almost looks like a 12/10ths scale Volkswagen GTI from certain angles – especially in top-of-the-line EX trim.
The EX version also has a distinct premium feel to the exterior with upscale touches like LED taillights, LED accents in the headlights, HID headlights, 18-inch wheels and a dual pane sunroof.