(SOUTH AFRICA), 6 FEBRUARY 2012. Kia Motors South Africa has launched the new Sedona VQ 7-seater, which replaces the previous 2.9 Diesel model. The new model features an all-new 2.2 Diesel engine, which delivers impressive power and torque of 143kW @ 3800 rpm and 436Nm @ 1800 -2500 rpm.

The new modern Common Rail Turbo-charged engine provides more power with less noise and fewer emissions through optimal combustion.

The new model has one transmission option, which is a new 6-speed automatic transmission, that features neuro-fuzzy artificial intelligence. Neuro-fuzzy artificial intelligence processes information on driving styles and conditions, and accurately predicts the engine response you prefer. An advanced Powertrain Control Unit makes for smoother gear shifting. The result of these various technological advancements to the engine and transmission is an efficient engine that delivers the right power and torque while remaining quiet and environmentally friendly.

KIA Sedona Rear

All new Sedona VQ’s are equipped with Bluetooth, which is controlled via a button on the steering wheel, and this allows for safer and more convenient driving. Convenience and ease of connectivity is improved with a new 6-CD front loader with built in MP3 and USB ports. Another addition on the new Sedona VQ is the new electric powered tailgate, a switch in the tailgate and on the remote, which rounds off the ease of opening and closing for the driver.

KIA Sedona Inside

The new Sedona VQ retails at R419 995, and comes standard with a 5-year / 100 000 km warranty as well as a 5-year / 100 000 km maintenance plan.

It is also launched with a limited offer, which includes a free Jurgens trailer and towbar to the value of R13 000 for those large family outings.