New York Motor Show models previewed
With the 2014 New York Motor Show set to commence on April 16th this month, many manufacturers have been releasing teaser images of their latest concepts and models. Out of those heading to the show, the new Kia Sedona and the Subaru Outback are to be making their debuts. Here's the latest details on the two debuting vehicles.
The new Kia Sedona
Kia have teased their brand new Kia Sedona model, weeks ahead of it's unveiling at the upcoming motor show. The Korean manufacturer has recently tried to separate itself from the competition by adding a unique personality to each of it's vehicles and the Sedona has not been left out.
The mid sized MPV gains a gigantic front grille and sweeping headlights. Inside the vehicle has enough room for eight passengers and their luggage, as the brand target 'adventure seekers'.
Power for the model will likely come from a 3.3 litre V6 GDi petrol engine which produces around 290 brake horse power and 252lb/ft. A range of CRDi engines are also likely to be available.
The new Kia Sedona won't be coming to UK showrooms or any other European markets, as the company only plan to sell the model in the States. This is due to the fact that the previous generation Kia Sedona was culled in 2011 due to dwindling demand and declining sales.
The new Subaru Outback
For the first time, the new Subaru Outback will appear at this month's motor show. Following a speech from Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, President and CEO of parent company Fuji Heavy Industries, the flagship crossover will make it's debut in US specifications, before going on sale in America this summer. By early 2015, the vehicle should then reach the UK market.
Although it won't reach the UK until then, Subaru are already promising a car that “blends car-like handling and SUV capability.”
There’s no official word regarding what specs will make it over here either, although the primary difference between the US and UK models are likely to be the engines and trim levels offered, certain safety specifications due to the lack of international standardisation, and features such as the headlights and wing mirrors.
Prices for the UK will be released nearer to launch, though the Subaru Outback is expected to have a starting price of around £30,000.
We'll keep you updated on any more news on the 2014 New York Motor Show as it becomes available.