Spyshots: 2015 Kia Sedona / Carnival Could Debut Next Month

2015 Kia Sedona / Carnival Spy Photos 7 photos
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The next generation of the Kia Sedona / Grand Carnival has been spied once again by our men with the long lenses. This model is of particular interest to the North American market, where it's likely it will also debut as early as next month's New York Auto Show.
Replacing a model which has been on sale since 2006, the new minivan is going to keep the coach-style back doors which open towards the rear to create more entry room. Reports suggest the platform is shared with the Korean market K7, which in America is sold as the Cadenza. As such, the engines will also be shared with the sedan, including the 3.3-liter V6 with 290 horsepower.

There's not much we can tell you from these latest spyshots, but we have crisper ones from last summer. At that time, the prototype was wearing vinyl on its front and rear quarters for a more revealing look.

Looking back at those photos, we now see the 2015 Sedona as looking a lot like the new Hyundai Genesis sedan. Yes, there's a tip at the top of the grille to give it the "tiger nose" look, but the rest of it is done in the same sharp lines as the Hyundai flagship.

It's believe that the new van will not be available in Europe (except maybe in Russia). However, it will play a crucial role in the North America, where Toyota's Sienna and Honda's Odyssey have become more popular than Chrysler's model over the past year. Will Kia's obsession for high levels of equipment shake things up a bit? We'll figure that out in another month.
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