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hunbin11
01-10-2005, 04:12 PM
Original Thread:<p><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=spy&action=display&num=1080485309" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....85309</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/K/03-large/kia-carnival-260304-01.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/K/03-large/kia-carnival-260304-02.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: 4car</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">article:<p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?n=178&sid=178&article=6980" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...=6980</A><p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/7895_image.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><b>Spy Shots: 06 Kia Sedona</b></A></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">a few new pics:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.findauto.co.kr/Auto_image4/UpLoadFiles4/BBS/Pds/2286_1_Code1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>(Source: Findauto/Autoscoops)<p><IMG SRC="http://autospy.intizen.com/autospy/bbs/table/spyshot/upload/CIMG0043.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://autospy.intizen.com/autospy/bbs/table/spyshot/upload/CIMG0044.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://autospy.intizen.com/autospy/bbs/table/spyshot/upload/CIMG0045.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://autospy.intizen.com/autospy/bbs/table/spyshot/upload/special1090060115_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://autospy.intizen.com/autospy/bbs/table/spyshot/upload/special1090060114.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source:Hyundaiexchange<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's interesting. I am kind of excited to see the final product. Here is a new article from TCC:<p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?n=178&sid=178&article=7452" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...=7452</A> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hunbin11</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">New Pics from Bobaedream.co.kr....:)<br><IMG SRC="http://server3.uploadit.org/files/epitherm-special1101291455.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/epitherm-special1101291455_2.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 1:15 PM 1/11/2005</i>

Dan J.
01-10-2005, 05:07 PM
The interior looks nice. The shape of the van reminds me a little of the Toyota Sienna van. Looks like the window will go down in the sliding door. Any news on engines?

TheJoyof6
01-10-2005, 07:30 PM
Well it looks like the 2nd row of seats doesnt fold into the floor like some other minivans but hopefully the 3rd row will. Overall it looks good and im sure it will have the best features of all vans included.<p>Whats with the center lap belt for the 3rd row?

Roadster44
01-10-2005, 07:34 PM
love the simulated wood. But what takes the cake is MB like seat adjusters on the door itself. Seriously...its very well thought out.

Rugbyplaya91
01-10-2005, 09:06 PM
hmm i was really hoping the back window would roll down like the sienna and mpv<p>edit: maybe it does you tell me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0">

hunbin11
01-10-2005, 09:13 PM
Several new pictures from Bobaedream.com.<p><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/epitherm-sedona4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://server3.uploadit.org/files/epitherm-sedona3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/epitherm-sedona2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/epitherm-sedona1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Another interior shot!!<p><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/epitherm-national1105369874_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 1:11 PM 1/11/2005</i>

AutoSaurus
01-10-2005, 09:17 PM
No hidden door track.

mwkmn
01-11-2005, 06:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TheJoyof6</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well it looks like the 2nd row of seats doesnt fold into the floor like some other minivans but hopefully the 3rd row will. Overall it looks good and im sure it will have the best features of all vans included.<p>Whats with the center lap belt for the 3rd row?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I heard that somehow conflicts with Korea's vehicle safety regulation :P

hunbin11
01-11-2005, 01:51 PM
The shape of headrest in the second and third rows seems to indicate that they may actually fold down (look like those in Town & Country).<p>From the information I read, either 3.3L or 3.8L lambda engine will be mounted in this van....:)

Banker
01-11-2005, 03:18 PM
A few things that look promising:<p> - it does look like the side windows in the sliding doors slide down.<br> - the six lug wheels are very sharp<br> - what we can see of the interior looks really good.<br> - the size looks right in line with the other segment leaders.<p>This will hit the market next year right before DCX introduces their completely redesigned vans for 2007. Toyota should also have a new Sienna in the works for the next couple of years.<p>The minivan segment is going to get pretty competitive. Should be interesting to watch.

sono81
01-12-2005, 10:25 PM
It reminds me of the Fiat Stilo...

carrera4
01-13-2005, 06:04 AM
have you seen this pic?<br>from <A HREF="http://www.autobild.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de</A><br><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/62308.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

knicks125
01-13-2005, 08:47 AM
I like the interior a lot...clean and sleek, well without the testing wires of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Laguna
01-13-2005, 11:05 AM
The front door handle is hidden under the disguise. The old thread pics look as if the Sedona is longer than the current model. But these new ones look as if it is only alittle bit bigger.

Laguna
01-13-2005, 11:08 AM
I hope it gets more than two stars in the euroncap crash test rating

Banker
01-13-2005, 11:43 AM
I like the interior. I'm glad they kept the unique two glove box design. It is a little different, but it gives them a unique design element that carries over from the previous generation.

Laguna
01-13-2005, 11:49 AM
I got a feeling that the interior might be a little luxurious

Banker
01-14-2005, 09:00 AM
This has been spotted and photographed in near production form for almost a year. Any bets on when this will hit the auto show circuit? I am predicting Chicago or New York for a 2006 model year introduction. I can't imagine that they would wait another full year. The van looks ready for production. I can't think of any other manufacturers introducing minivans in the next model year, so it would be a good opportunity for KIA/Hyundia to be the new kid on the block for a whole year.<p>I predict that KIA will introduce theirs first and then Hyundia will introduce a version later.<p>If this is priced right, it will kill Ford, Nissan, and Chevy.

knicks125
01-14-2005, 09:13 AM
I agree with you 100%...Hyundai/Kia are both coming out with their new minvans...perfect timing...they will both take big chunk out of the minivan market<p>As far as unveiling, I am guessing at New York <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

megadethmartyr
01-14-2005, 09:59 AM
Basically, the Kia should be out first, then the Hyundai. Kia will be have a short and long wheelbase models whereas Hyundai will have only a long wheelbase model.

Laguna
01-14-2005, 01:05 PM
My friend says the new Sedona will have a 4 wheel drive system but I knew he was lieing. But if it did it would be quite wierd

jro4566
01-14-2005, 01:22 PM
I like the dashboard - sleek like the Sienna's yet not overdone like the new Odyssey's, but GM'S CVS's do have better dashboards.

Santeno
01-14-2005, 01:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Laguna</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My friend says the new Sedona will have a 4 wheel drive system but I knew he was lieing. But if it did it would be quite wierd</TD></TR></TABLE>Why would a minivan having AWD be a wierd thing? I t wouldn't be the first one to have it. AWD has been a minivan option since Chrysler started doing it in the early 90's.

Laguna
01-14-2005, 01:31 PM
It just not right for a Kia Sedona. The Sedona is only built for 2 things:1. Carrying goods 2. Carrying people. That why some call it a mini van.

Laguna
01-15-2005, 04:10 AM
Top of the range Sedona would cost at least 21,500. Which is OK

Top Secret
01-15-2005, 05:01 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Laguna</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It just not right for a Kia Sedona. The Sedona is only built for 2 things:1. Carrying goods 2. Carrying people. That why some call it a mini van.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And please explain why AWD is 'not right' for the Sedona because it is a minivan? Does that mean that no minivan can have AWD? <p>And if you don't know, normal cars can also carry goods and shock! Also carry people! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Laguna
01-15-2005, 11:54 AM
I'm not saying that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> . I mean the Toyota Estima/Lucida is a 4WD. But if the Sedona does have a 4 wheel deive system good for the car.

Top Secret
01-15-2005, 04:41 PM
Then why did you say, 'if it did it would be quite weird.'??<p>And then a few posts later you say, 'good for the car'??

Player4
01-15-2005, 05:09 PM
ok guys lets stop it qith the arugements. If it has AWD that would be really good because right now only the Sienna offers AWD so i guess it would be a good competitor. Now where do you guys think this is going to debut?

Laguna
01-16-2005, 04:20 AM
I would not mind a 4X4 and a minivan. Top Secret end of discussion

Top Secret
01-16-2005, 05:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Player4</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Now where do you guys think this is going to debut?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My guess is New York.

Banker
01-31-2005, 08:47 AM
The Car Connection states that the new Kia Sedona will be introduced at the Chicago Auto Show next week. This is exciting news.<p>Kia has done a much better job of keeping this under wraps than they did with the Sonata. I can't wait to see the official pictures.

Santeno
02-03-2005, 10:36 AM
New info from theautochannel.com. I guess Kia doesn't realize that we have seen practically undisguissed pictures of this car for almost a year now. Oh well.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">COMPLETELY REDESIGNED MINIVAN WILL DEBUT AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW <p>IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3 -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today released a preview sketch of the all-new 2006 Sedona minivan which will make its world premiere at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. Completely redesigned, the Sedona will be larger than the previous generation vehicle in all major dimensions, including overall length and wheelbase, and will offer more horsepower than many of its competitors as well as a standard 60/40 split third-row seat which folds flat into the floor.<p>The Sedona is expected to arrive in dealerships in late 2005. More details will be announced at Kia's Chicago Auto Show press conference on February 10 at McCormick Place at 9:00am CST.<p>Kia Motors America is the U.S. sales, marketing and service arm of Kia Motors Corp. in Seoul, South Korea.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2005/02/03/021732.1-lg.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theautochannel.com/...g.jpg</A><br>Source: theautochannel.com<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 9:11 AM 2/4/2005</i>

Banker
02-03-2005, 11:11 AM
So now KIA can bring a van to market that has fold flat into the floor third row seats, but the worlds largest auto maker GM can not.<p>GM should be embarrassed.

efesese
02-03-2005, 08:52 PM
Banker, the Dodge Caravan does that too...<p>I don't know why Kia went back to the old emblem. I liked the new Korean Kia emblem, the blue one that looks like Plymouth's....

SV
02-03-2005, 09:27 PM
sketch looks good, let's just hope it'll be as good as the sienna and odyssey (it should considering hyundai's improvments lately); the interior will undoubtedly be a strong point of this car.

Banker
02-04-2005, 08:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>efesese</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Banker, the Dodge Caravan does that too...<p>I don't know why Kia went back to the old emblem. I liked the new Korean Kia emblem, the blue one that looks like Plymouth's....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What exactly does the Dodge Caravan have to do with GM? I clearly said in my post that GM should be embarrassed, not DCX.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Banker</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So now KIA can bring a van to market that has fold flat into the floor third row seats, but the worlds largest auto maker GM can not.<p>GM should be embarrassed.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not only does DCX have a superior fold flat rear seat, they are the only auto maker to offer true fold flat second row seats. Quite frankly any company coming out with a new van should offer some kind of fold flat seat for the third row and at least attempt some competition for Chrysler's Sto-n-go.<p>The following companies offer fold flat third row seats:<br>Ford<br>Mercury<br>Honda<br>Nissan<br>Mazda<br>Dodge<br>Chrysler<br>Toyota<p>The following companies do not:<br>Chevy<br>Buick<br>Pontiac<br>Saturn<br>Kia<p>Of the list that do not, only KIA has one coming out in the next six months. GM's vans will be on the market for the next three to four years before a replacement is released. By then, most other manufacturers will have followed DCX lead and offered second and third row fold flat seats.

drugmirko
02-07-2005, 03:14 AM
<br>is Sedonia in states the same that we know as Carnival in europe?<p>cause if it is... here's nice render:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/9191.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>found on autoweek.nl

knicks125
02-07-2005, 07:26 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>drugmirko</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>is Sedonia in states the same that we know as Carnival in europe?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep...you got it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Laguna
02-07-2005, 10:11 AM
KIA TO UNVEIL NEW SEDONA AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW<p>Kia will unveil its all-new Sedona MPV at the Chicago Auto Show on 10 February and the first design sketch of the new vehicle is released today.<p>Although the vehicle shown in Chicago will be a special long-wheelbase version purely for the North American market, the new Sedona will come to Europe in 2006.<p>Full details of the Europe-bound version ? the UK?s best-selling large MPV in the retail market ? are not yet being released, but the new Sedona will provide even better interior space and an improved specification including a fold-flat third row of seats.<p>It will also benefit from improved powerplants and transmission plus an all-new body and under-pinnings that will provide even better ride and handling than the current model.<p>Kia Motors (UK) Limited Managing Director Paul Williams said: "Although the new Sedona is not coming to the UK for another year yet, this sketch ? and the North American model ? shows just how Kia design is continuing to move forward dynamically to provide motorists with ever-more modern vehicles featuring Kia?s dedication to impressive specifications and excellent value for the vast majority of family motorists."<p>Article: Autoweek.nl

Banker
02-07-2005, 03:06 PM
Can't wait to see it. This will absolutely kill the Ford Freestar and Nissan Quest sales.

DoMiNo
02-07-2005, 03:38 PM
Don't hold your breath. It will be better, sure, but it's still a Kia. And Americans are going to receive it skeptically.

Krypton
02-07-2005, 03:46 PM
It will kill the freestar in sales but ive been seeing a lot of quests lately so it might not kill the quest in sales

Banker
02-07-2005, 03:58 PM
Does anyone know the sales numbers for the existing Sedona compared to the Quest and Freestar numbers?<p>The Sedona actually has sold pretty well considering it lags behind most others right now.

hunbin11
02-07-2005, 04:05 PM
from Bobaedream.com. The korean characters say "No Smoking" :)<p><A HREF="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/epitherm-national1107804053.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://server2.uploadit.org/fi...3.jpg</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 6:19 AM 2/8/2005</i>

SV
02-07-2005, 04:51 PM
that's pretty nice, although not as nice as i was expecting; taking the wood plastic off would make this look much better.

anonms
02-07-2005, 07:07 PM
It's a *gasp* MANUAL TRANSMISSION!!!

mzoltarp
02-08-2005, 05:26 AM
I'd buy one with a manual tranny. I stunned my Honda dealer by requesting an Element with a 5-speed.

Laguna
02-08-2005, 07:42 AM
Its going to be larger. Todays shape is quite big. So its got to kill the Quests and the Freestar's sale. Short version coming out 2005. Long version will be out in 2006.

Santeno
02-08-2005, 11:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Laguna</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its going to be larger. Todays shape is quite big. So its got to kill the Quests and the Freestar's sale. Short version coming out 2005. Long version will be out in 2006.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'm sorry man but after reading many of your posts, I just don't think you are all that well infor5med when it comes to cars. Today's Sedona is a bit undersized relative to the market leaders. however it also isn't a major player in this market. By that same token, neither is quest (which is as big and well apointed as the market leaders - but suffers from funky styling and has has quality problems). The freestar will not be replaced by Ford once it's run expires. The natural competition for this van is going to be the market leaders (DCX, Toyota and Honda), and seeing that it is a johnny come lately, it's biggest appeal is going to be price, content, and Hyundai/kia's newly improving quality and reputation. Even with that however, It might still take Kia several years to match the sales figures of the competition and change the brands perception in consumers eyes.

Laguna
02-08-2005, 11:15 AM
Im just telling people what version is coming out when.

Banker
02-08-2005, 03:46 PM
I believe that KIA will introduce the larger version first... then start selling a short version in the US and Europe later.

hunbin11
02-08-2005, 04:29 PM
That's what I read from Korean newspaper. It also said that length and width of the car will be increased 4 and 2 inches, repectively. As for the power, it was reported that it will come with 237 horsepower lambda engine. Does that mean it will have the same engine as V6 Sonata?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by hunbin11 at 4:39 PM 2/8/2005</i>

DoMiNo
02-08-2005, 06:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I'm sorry man but after reading many of your posts, I just don't think you are all that well infor5med when it comes to cars. Today's Sedona is a bit undersized relative to the market leaders. however it also isn't a major player in this market. By that same token, neither is quest (which is as big and well apointed as the market leaders - but suffers from funky styling and has has quality problems). The freestar will not be replaced by Ford once it's run expires. The natural competition for this van is going to be the market leaders (DCX, Toyota and Honda), and seeing that it is a johnny come lately, it's biggest appeal is going to be price, content, and Hyundai/kia's newly improving quality and reputation. Even with that however, It might still take Kia several years to match the sales figures of the competition and change the brands perception in consumers eyes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thank you.

knicks125
02-09-2005, 10:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hunbin11</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's what I read from Korean newspaper. It also said that length and width of the car will be increased 4 and 2 inches, repectively. As for the power, it was reported that it will come with 237 horsepower lambda engine. Does that mean it will have the same engine as V6 Sonata?<p><br><i>Modified by hunbin11 at 4:39 PM 2/8/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think Banker is right...Kia is going to introduce the LWB first and then the SWB.<p>As for the engine, I haven't read it anywhere, but if it's the Lamda engine, then it might very well be the same engine that is used Sonata, although i am not too sure so don't quote me on that. That lamda engine is sweet - 237hp, good stuff.

SpudUK
02-09-2005, 11:27 AM
I take it this is also going to become the new Hyundai Trajet (there current minivan/people carrier). <p>Does anybody know what other engines are going to be avaliable, obviously a 3.3 V6, but there should be diesel engines. I hope Hyundai Kia decide develop an new big diesel for these cars. My guess is that it will share many technical aspects with the new Santa Fe, hence rumours of 4WD.

Santeno
02-09-2005, 11:47 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scorpio14</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news/images/news93.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>"Kia has provided a sneak preview of the next generation of Australia's number one people mover, the Kia Carnival.<p>The all new Kia Carnival is larger than the existing vehicle in all directions, including length and wheelbase, will boast a more powerful engine than its key rivals and will be equipped with a third row of seats that fold flat into the floor.<p>The Korean car maker has put a lot of thought into the next generation Carnival and if the past model is any indication, it promises to sell by the truckload. <p>A more powerful engine, likely to be a 6-cylinder variant, will also make the cut, so the Carnival can mix it (performance wise) with the likes of the new Honda Odyssey and Mitsubishi Grandis.<p>Kia has confirmed that the new Carnival will be available in both a long and short body version - the additional length will be in the tail, providing a bigger boot - and that it will get its world launch later in 2005 prior to its Australian arrival in 2006.<p>"As Australia's number one people mover, the announcement of a new Carnival is very important," said Edward Butler, General Manager for Kia Automotive in Australia. <p>"The concept picture reveals that the new Carnival will match the style of the Sorento and new Sportage, while the choice of two bodies and a new more powerful engine makes it clear that Kia has no plans to surrender its hold on the Australian people mover market!"<p>Source: webwombat.com.au/motoring/<br></TD></TR></TABLE>

Charger
02-09-2005, 07:01 PM
continue discussion in the new cars section