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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.

For the second time, we had the chance to take a look inside, including a big dashboard and the latest Kia’s design way, like on the steering wheel, the Sedona continue his development on South Korea to be ready. Codenamed “YP” (as you can see on the window stickers) the big size MPV will be arrive to the US-market later 2014 as a 2015MY with the latest Kia’s Design Language Identity started by Chief Design Officer of Hyundai-Kia Motors Peter Schreyer.

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.

Source: [ClubCarnivalYP.com]

Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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