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Redesigned 2015 Kia Sedona Previewed in Shadowy Shots

2015 Kia Sedona
(Kia Motors America)

Over the last two weeks, Kia released two dark photos of what it says depict the next-generation, 2015 Kia Sedona. In its first statement from last week, Kia announced that the Sedona will seat up to eight people. The statement issued yesterday gives a bit more information. Kia explains that the redesigned 2015 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."

The current Sedona dates back to the 2007 model year and places last in our minivans rankings behind more recently updated rivals such as the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

Of the current Sedona, Car and Driver notes that "it’s old as dirt by modern standards, and it looks nothing like this fairly sporty replacement. …"

2015 Kia Sedona
(Kia Motors America)

Other publications are hopeful that teaser photos are indicative of a sportier minivan as well. Motor Trend writes, "The Sedona's roofline sweep and the cheating window line work together to give the onlookers the impression that the Sedona is on the move while stationary."

Kelley Blue Book adds that the sleeker overall look and more highly styled front end indicate that "the redesigned Sedona will have a bolder presence than the current model. …"

The 2015 Kia Sedona will officially debut next week at the New York International Auto Show. No pricing information has yet been released, but for reference, the 2014 model starts at $25,900.

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