Kia has released a second teaser image of the next-generation 2015 Sedona minivan ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show, and it doesn't leave much to the imagination. The van is a much-needed replacement for the current (aging) model that was briefly withdrawn from the US market and then brought back, nearly unchanged.

The new Sedona seems to take a little inspiration from the KV7 concept with its narrowing rear side glass that appears to wrap around to the back. Otherwise, it is the same general shape we have come to know from minivans. That said, the sloping A-pillar and rear spoiler provide a bit more sleekness to the appearance. The original teaser showed off the Sedona's chrome, tabbed grille and headlights.

Kia isn't confirming many details about the new eight-passenger minivan yet. What we know: it rides on a new chassis, power comes from a 3.3-liter, direct-injected V6, and it's going to be offered with Kia's UVO infotainment system. We'll get the full scoop in New York next week, but for now, scroll down for the official announcement.
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All-new Sedona to have world premiere at 2014 New York International Auto Show
10-Apr-2014

The all-new 2015 Sedona midsize Multi-Purpose Vehicle (known as 'Carnival' in some markets) will make its global debut at the New York International Auto Show next week and raises the bar in the segment. The sophisticated and purposeful Sedona rides on an all-new chassis powered by a 3.3-liter gasoline direct injected (GDI) V6 engine and offers a host of innovative technology and safety features, including Kia's next-generation UVO Infotainment & Telematics system. With several new eServices features, the 2015 Sedona is designed to be the perfect companion for any lifestyle and accommodate any adventure on the road.


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      Karfreek
      • 8 Months Ago
      It looks great, but thats a designers sketch. I doubt the real thing will be rolling on what looks like 26" rims. It does look promising, tho.
      Bentot
      • 8 Months Ago
      Oh, wow...a minivan.
      aruca2526
      • 8 Months Ago
      This actually might be the most attractive sheet metal for a minivan out there.
      mary.keana
      • 8 Months Ago
      And all the airport rental lots rejoice.
      knightrider_6
      • 8 Months Ago
      It is interesting that Kia is making so many strides in their designs, even their minivan looks sexy. On other end of spectrum we have CrapWagon - boring, unimaginative designs, unreliable engines and declining sales.
        mary.keana
        • 8 Months Ago
        @knightrider_6
        Hyundai sales dropped last year, and Hyundai long term reliability is lower than any German company.
      Jesus!
      • 8 Months Ago
      So they used the MKT side profile as inspiration? Lol
        Dump
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Jesus!
        but the Kia variation looks a heck of lot better though.... seeing what they did with the Optima & K900, the Sedona has a good chance of looking pretty descent.
      viggen
      • 8 Months Ago
      I bet this is gonna be great. Great style, I'm sure practicality will be there, and industry best warranty, all rolled into one.
      base_two
      • 8 Months Ago
      It does not look original. The side profile looks like a current gen Honda Odyssey with some nip and tuck. The rest is standard Kia stuff. The only way this minivan would be a compelling buy would be if the price undercuts the Odyssey.
      BB79826
      • 8 Months Ago
      I'm excited. Cuz minivans have NEVER been uglier. I hope Kia sells a boatload.
        Ted C
        • 8 Months Ago
        @BB79826
        You're excited? Are you going to buy one?
      BipDBo
      • 8 Months Ago
      Glad to see the minivan is back on the rise. They don't look exciting, but for a big family, it's simply the best type of vehicle to own and use. I could get a three row CUV, but I'd only pay more to get less interior room, possibly worse gas mileage, higher CG which requires stiffer suspension, more expensive tires to replace, more expensive insurance, and I wouldn't get those very convenient sliding doors. I'd still just have a FWD based, unibody vehicle that is really no better at towing or going "off road." Minivans still rule the three row world. The last Sedona was really overpriced for what you got. It was priced at about a much nicer Sienna or Odyssey, but was no better, and a bit uglier than a much cheaper Caravan. I'm glad that Kia is apparently making a good looking van to throw into the competition, but despite how it may look, it better be cheaper than the very proven offerings from Toyota and Honda, if they want me to consider it.
        Karfreek
        • 8 Months Ago
        @BipDBo
        We traded our 10-year old CUV for a Minivan last year and now wish we did it sooner. Pound for Pound a minivan is $10k cheaper than a CUV and we have no problem getting 28-29 hwy with the AC on. We really like ours.
          churchmotor
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Karfreek
          PiCASSO, The Odyssey is rated 28mpg highway.
          Karfreek
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Karfreek
          We have a 2013 Odyssey EX-L. From Albany to Buffalo on and on other trips around the state it gets 28-29 hwy (Calculated) at about 70mph. It has VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) that can go down to 4 or 3 cyls depending on grade and such.
          PiCASSO
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Karfreek
          What minivan gets you high 20's on the highway?
        Jesus!
        • 8 Months Ago
        @BipDBo
        How is it back on the rise? Is it not a shrinking market? It may be a very useful vehicle but thats where it ends.
          BipDBo
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Jesus!
          More companies are getting back into the market. Ford had long abandoned it for more profitable CUVs, but will soon be coming back in with a smaller Transit connect wagon. I don't know, but it seems like minivan sales in general have been making a slight rebound in the last 5 years or so. Perhaps people are making more practical choices since the 2008 crash.
        majortom1981
        • 8 Months Ago
        @BipDBo
        The Toyota sienna also has awd
      dfkd
      • 8 Months Ago
      I hope they offer it with some nice 20" rims styled like the sketch.
        rsholland
        • 8 Months Ago
        @dfkd
        20" tires look nice, but are expensive to replace. Doubt we'll see them on a vehicle aimed at cost-conscious families.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 8 Months Ago
      What is up with this stupid trend of lower and lower roofs on minivans? The whole point of a minivan is that it has more headroom than an SUV.
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