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After Kia launch new generation Sedona the past April at the 2014 New York AutoShow, round of questions began and many journalist ask about this, but never received a response. But we had the opportunity to talk with Soon-Nam Lee, Kia Motors Worldwide Overseas Marketing Vice President, and he spoken to us about it.

So we asked him about if Kia will launch the new Sedona (or a short wheelbase model) in Europe as the new Carnival, or the 2015 Sedona will be exclusive for the U.S. and South Korean markets.

“First, to clarify the short wheelbase and long wheelbase categorization, the previous generation Sedona (known as Carnival in many markets) was available in both short and long wheelbase versions depending on market.” said Soon-Nam Lee.

“But the all-new Sedona will be available in all destination markets as a long wheelbase version only, although 7, 8 and/or 11 seat configurations will be available depending on market.” he said.

“While we do not have any plans to sell this vehicle in Europe, some European journalists have hinted that the Sedona would also be well received in Europe if introduced. We will continue to closely monitor the market trends in Europe while keeping the door open to possible launch of the Sedona in Europe sometime in the future.” he added.

So, according to his words, we still have to wait to watch a new generation Kia Carnival rolling at the European roads.

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Jose Antonio López

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

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