Kia Sedona for Sale in Nigeria
The Sedona is a minivan manufactured by the Kia Motor Co. of Japan. The Kia Sedona is a minivan manufactured since 1998 by Kia, and is now in its third generation. The van debuted at the 1998 Tokyo International Auto Show in Japan. The Sedona is one of the most well-known Kia minivan brands. It is also sold under the badge name of Kia Carnival in North America and Europe. In 1998, the first Sedona rolled out of the Kia assembly line and was first offered for sale in Malaysia. At that time it was a light minivan with a four cylinder engine having a volume of only 2.6L. The used vehicle market in Nigeria has been made easier by Carmudi website where car buyers can find neat used and good conditioned Kia Sedona minivans that are up for sale in many different cities in the country.
What to know when Buying Kia Sedona
Performance and Specifications of Kia Sedona
The Sedona is in its 16th year of construction as of now. The sales are still going very strong and Kia does not foresee any need to discontinue the series. Below is a synthesis of salient features of the Kia Sedona minivans:
- The first Sedona had three different cylinder volumes, 2.5L, 2.9L and 3.5L. Later generations also have a bigger 4.0L cylinder available.
- The first generation Sedona was available in both 4-speed automatic and 5 speed manual configurations but since 2003 Sedona minivans are available in 5 speed automatic and 5 speed manual configurations.
- It is a 3 door minivan with the rear sliding door for ease of entry of goods and passengers. Since 2009, 4 door versions have also come available.
- It has a front engine and a front wheel drive.
How is the design of Kia Sedona
The KiaSedona was destined to be a flagship model and was therefore designed personally by Kia’s chief designer Peter Schreyer. The design became so popular that Hyundai offered to buy the design in order to manufacture its own vehicles. After long and protracted negotiations Kia shared the design of Sedona with Hyundai and now the Sedona has the unique distinction of being manufactured by two different automobile manufacturers. Due to its design the Sedona has become the highest selling minivan in the UK since 2010.
What are the standout features of Kia Sedona
The standout feature of Kia Sedona is its safety features. The models sold in the US earned a five star rating from the highway safety commission which is the highest safety rating possible. The fact that Sedona was able to obtain this rating in only its second year of introduction to the US market speaks a lot about the craftsmanship and quality that Kia Motors has put in to Sedona minivan.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Kia Sedona in Nigeria
Most of the minivans available for sale in Nigeria are imported from foreign countries. Kia Sedona owners in Nigeria either buy the foreign used version also known as tokunbo or the locally used types that have been registered in the country. Dealerships however try to offer recent year models in the used vehicle market while the vehicles offered by private sellers are older editions that are licensed in Nigeria. Both used versions of this minivan are available on this website at reasonable prices.
The Best Kia Sedona year to Buy
In regards to Kia Sedona year models that have dominated the used car market in Nigeria, these are the 2005 Kia Sedona and the 2004 Kia Sedona. Potential car buyers can also find almost all the year models of this minivan on the Carmudi website.
Kia Sedona Price in Nigeria
The Kia Sedona is abundantly available in the Nigerian market. You can find new and older, used models as well as the latest models for very reasonable prices. The Sedona has a very good fuel economy which means that it fetches a very good price at the second hand vehicle market. The older models from the 1990s go for around Naira 3,550,000 while the newer models from the 2010s can fetch up to Naira 4,700,000.
Overall Impression of Kia Sedona
The Kia Sedona has very strong competition from other minivan manufacturers such as Hyundai and Toyota. In Africa, however, the Kia Sedona is second to none. It is the highest selling minivan in Africa. Lately, with the second and third generations of Kia Sedona, Kia has started to brand the Sedona as an MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) in order to attract more and more customers and this has resulted in more market share being captured by the Sedona.