Just last week, Kia released an official teaser
(shown below) for a new MPV set to debut next week at the New York Auto Show, but it stopped short of calling it either a Sedona or a minivan. Now, the automaker has revealed another sketch showing the vehicle's profile and an accompanying press release that confirms that this vehicle will, in fact, be the 2015 Kia Sedona
. Kia is still tip-toeing around the “minivan” name, though, as the brief press release only refers to the new Sedona as a “midsize Multi-Purpose Vehicle.”
Kia MPV teaser, 2014 New York Auto Show
Unlike the 2011 Kia KV7 Concept, the 2015 Sedona wears a signature Kia face and has the telltale raked windshield of a minivan, but it does carryover the unique beltline of the concept vehicle.
Details are still limited, but Kia did confirm that the new Sedona will be powered by a 3.3-liter direct-injected V-6, which replaces the 3.5-liter V-6 in the current 2014 Sedona. In the similarly sized Sorento crossover, this 3.3-liter engine produces 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, but we’ll have to wait until closer to the Sedona’s debut to find out the final specs.
We’ll also have to wait to figure out what kind of equipment the 2015 Kia Sedona will offer, but Kia is promising that its next-gen minivan will have a “host of innovative technology and safety features.”
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