Such a Tease

Kia teases next-gen 2021 Sedona minivan

The redesign of the Kia Sedona doesn't look too revolutionary at first place.

Photo courtesy of Kia Motors

Billed a proper hauler for families that crave innovation, flexibility, and style, the next generation of the 2021 Kia Sedona promises to be a significant upgrade over the current model.

The Sedona faces off with the Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Voyager, and Dodge Grand Caravan Chrysler has introduced a new high-end version of the Pacifica for the 2021 model year and Toyota has completely redesigned the Sienna, which will only be available as a hybrid in the future. Honda has refreshed the Odyssey for 2021.

2021 Toyota Sienna The redesigned 2021 Toyota Sienna has gone hybrid-only and gotten a bullet train-inspired design. With Kia's focus on alternative powertrains it's possible that the new Sedona will have a hybrid element. Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.

From the looks of the teaser photo, the van shares more common design characteristics with the 2021 Kia K5 than it does the 2020 Kia Telluride. Also, it doesn't share much up front with the redesigned, next-gen 2021 Kia Sorento that was unveiled in February.

Its light signature features a familiar dip while a fresh take on the company's signature Tiger Nose grille is up front. The grille features vertical slats, like it does in the 2020 Kia Cadenza.

There are three significant hood creases in the photo and large wheels. The teaser image is a rendering so these attributes might not appear as strong when the model truly debuts.

The model gets two-tone side mirror caps with trim levels that change the color of the mirror caps from all-black to body color to possibly chrome likely.

2021 Kia K5 Optima Kia likely killing Optima name, renaming the sedan what it's called in Korea - the K5. The model has a similar light signature as the new Sedona. Photo courtesy of Kia Motors

Kia has given the minivan a black C-pillar, which allows for a floating roof design - something that is a very popular design trend in SUVs right now.

The model has been dubbed the "Grand Utility Vehicle" by Kia designers and features a character line that extends from the front of the van around the back connecting the headlights and taillights. Kia says that a "chrome fin" extends around the backside of the vehicle.

Kia sells the Sedona as the Carnival in global markets. Worldwide, the company has sold over two million versions of the minivan since it went on sale in 1998.

The Kia Carnival goes on sale in Korea in the third quarter of the year. The Sedona is expected to reach U.S. shores after that point. Further information about the new generation Sedona is forthcoming.

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The F-Type P450 cars replace the P300 and P380 as part of the Jaguar lineup.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Two new versions of the Jaguar F-Type are on the horizon. New versions of the model have been created to further the car's luxury proposition and both are powered by a roaring V8 engine. The new P450 variants replace the P300 and P380 models currently in the lineup. Jaguar is keeping the F-Type R around.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450

The 2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 will be available as a coupe or convertible in P450 RWD or P450 R-DYNAMIC AWD grades. All varieties come with a 444-horsepower supercharged V8 under the hood that achieves 428 pound-feet of torque. An electronic active differential is standard. In all configurations, the car gets from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 177 mph.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The car has received minor exterior updates from the 2021 model.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

In a nod to its suburban buyers, the F-Type has a Quiet Star mode that allows a more subtle roar out the back side of the car upon startup. Drivers who don't care about keeping quiet can switch the car in to Dynamic mode and let the rumble out.

Each F-Type P450 rides on 20-inch wheels, has larger brakes than traditional F-Type models, and has the switchable exhaust. Double J-Blade daytime running lights feature up front while new slender rear lights allow the body of the car to speak for itself.

Buyers who get the F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD get bespoke badging; a gloss black front splitter, side sills, valance, and venturi; auto-dimming, power- folding, heated door mirrors with memory; and 20-inch Style 6003, split-spoke, gloss Dark Grey with Contrast Diamond Turned Finish Wheels.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The interior sports a refined appearance.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Monogram stitch patterns on the car's seats and interior accents in Windsor Leather and satin-finish Noble Chrome enhance the interior. Additionally, there are "Jaguar Est.1935" markings on the center console finisher, glovebox release button surround, and seatbelt guides. Six-way electric power seats are standard on F-Type P450 RWD, while F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD adds 12-way electric memory front seats, electrically adjustable steering column with memory, Delta Aluminum Center Console, and R-Dynamic branded metal treadplates as standard equipment.

A 12.3-inch driver information display is standard.

F-Type P450 is available in 11 standard exterior colors, and can be ordered in over a dozen custom SVO paint finishes. It starts at $69,900 for the P450 RWD Coupe and $79,900 for the R450 R-Dynamic AWD Coupe.

2022 Jaguar F-Type R

The F-Type R is the pinnacle of the Jaguar lineup with torque on-demand all-wheel drive, Jaguar Intelligent Driveline Dynamics control technology, a double wishbone front and rear suspension, and electric power-assisted steering.

It can get from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph thanks to its 575-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. All-wheel drive is standard.

This model starts at $103,200.

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New appearance package

2022 Kia Stinger gets new Scorpion Package

The range-topping GT2 trim is available with a new Scorpion Package.

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Passenger cars have been losing ground to SUVs and trucks in the United States for years, but that hasn't stopped some automakers from continuing to build compelling, fun-to-drive coupes and sedans. Kia is among them, and has just announced a new addition to its Stinger lineup for 2022. The fastback sedan will still offer blazing performance from either a turbocharged four-cylinder or twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but will also be available with a special edition package that adds unique exterior styling and interior trim pieces.


Kia Stinger GT2 with Scorpion Package The package includes exclusive wheels and exterior appearance changes.Kia


The Scorpion Special Edition will be limited to just 250 units per month and will only be available to customers in the United States. Kia says the package is expected to sell out quickly, and notes that it will be available for the Stinger GT2 RWD and AWD. The package will be offered in Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black, and Ceramic Silver paint colors.

The 2022 Stinger got several other meaningful updates to keep it fresh. They include a new LED exterior lighting scheme, geometric alloy wheels, and a sportier quad exhaust system. Kia also added a new GT-Line trim, which gets a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that make 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The GT trim that can be equipped with the Scorpion package gets a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 that get a bump in power to 368 ponies and 375 pound-feet of torque. Power hits the rear or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.


Kia Stinger GT2 with Scorpion Package The Stinger GT2 is available with RWD or AWD.Kia


The Stinger can match its bark with some real bite, but it also happens to be a spacious, comfortable sedan with plenty to like inside. The car gets a standard 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a multi-device Bluetooth system, wireless charging, and more. The Scorpion Edition adds carbon fiber pattern trim pieces throughout the cabin.

The 2022 Kia Stinger is on sale now. The base GT-Line trim starts at $37,135, which includes a $1,045 destination charge. The Stinger GT1 starts at $44,735 and the GT2 trim starts at $52,335. Adding the Scorpion Package to the GT2 model bumps the price by $1,295.


Kia Stinger GT2 with Scorpion Package The Stinger got a new exhaust for 2022.Kia

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