Scooped: Kia Sedona/Carnival Caught in South Korea, to Debut at 2014 New York AutoShow
Updated with new spy shots
After latest render we published few weeks ago, now we received new spy shots that confirms that Kia continues the development of the next-gen Kia Sedona/Carnival big MPV. With less camo, at this time we can see the side lines and the hood, front and rear end stills under camo.
The 2014 Sedona to take its overall minivan/crossover shape from Kia’s KV7 concept car first seen at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Kia’s VP of marketing hinted to us then that the KV7 wasn’t purely a styling exercise and that could one day inspire a production vehicle. Don’t, however, hold out for the concept’s fantastical gullwing doors, swiveling seats, LED instrument panel or LED headlights
From what we can see under all that strong camouflage, the new Kia Sedona will be based on the Kia KV7 Concept according with those pictures, the front grille will be bigger than ever including front camera, the car’s new shape is very close to the KV7 Concept with the sliding doors. The rear lights will now be placed horizontal and will probably be LED’s according to the pic on the left.
We don’t have any confirmation yet about what engines will be available for the production model but according to the sticker we can see on the car this is a 2.2-liter CRDi diesel with automatic gearbox for the European market. The KV7 Concept was powered by Kia’s 2.0-liter T-GDi turbocharged engine, which is capable of delivering up to 285 horsepower. For the US model probably will be available this same engine (currently used in the Optima, Forte and Sportage) the 2.4 GDi and a V6 like in the current model. Latest imformations from South Korea tols us that the Sedona will debut at the 2014 New York AutoShow in April 18.