As we reported in May, the Kia Sedona minivan will skip the 2013 model year while its replacement is readied for market. A Kia spokesman tells Edmunds Inside Line that the company still considers the minivan segment important and that the current Sedona should continue to be available through 2012.

Though not confirmed, Inside Line expects 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. That backs up what we theorized last January in Detroit. 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.

"With the KV7 what we see coming eventually is materials on the vehicle that we'd like to see incorporated," Michael Sprague, Kia's marketing VP told us then. "Or getting a Kia that's Wi-Fi enabled, it's just a question of how soon."

Look for the new Sedona to bow sometime in 2013.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Now this is the kind of out of box thinking we need. This minivan puts Audi and Mercedes SUVs to shame.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks cool. Maybe we'll actually have a cool looking minivan someday. The Odyssey isn't bad actually
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting, it has a single Lincoln style light bar thing going on in the back.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This would be perfect for bring your dogs home to slaughter and eat.
      Ace Convoy
      • 2 Years Ago
      ...So it's going to look like a Korean Odyflex :/
      • 2 Years Ago
      pretty scary looking mouth on this mini bulldog POS
      Andy Dufresne
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is ugly. Make the i40 wagon taller and wider, and you've got yourself a hit of a minivan - nicer looking than the current cream of the crop (Odyssey/Sienna).
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ah, the Minivan. When used as a daily driver, the vehicular nail in the "Game Over" coffin. Outside of that though, a pretty nice road trip / DD vehicle, haha!
      • 2 Years Ago
      NEXT KIA MINIVAN..........looks like a cross between a Saab/Evoque/MKT mash up and any other sloppy seconds this car company with no roots can conjure up.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Totally sexy styling with the killer function of a minivan. I see a hit. Every other minivan plays to the same recipe. It's time for one that bridges style and interest with function. Yes please.
      • 1 Year Ago
      As long as this van looks different than what everyone has...we are in the future this is the future not "Back to the Future" I'll buy as long as this Sedona will kick every other van out there when it comes to torque and more horse power and if this van loses value right away I would cool doing it!
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's not gonnna look anything like this concept. When the Soul debuted, Kia was quite clear that they wanted the production vehicle to look like the concept. But I bet it will have Soul-ish boxy styling cues. I mean, hell, there have been a lot of boxy vehicles lately (xB, Cube, Juke, Quest, Element, Flex) but the Soul has easily outsold all of them. So why wouldn't Kia try another box?
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