Sneak Peak: Kia unveils new car with single photo

Is it a minivan? Station wagon? SUV? Superman?

Kia offered a teaser photo this week of their “all-new midsize multiple-purpose vehicle.” Kia will unveil the highly suspenseful vehicle at the New York Auto Show later this month.


The description appears to be code for “minivan.” If you scour the photo closely, you can see the rear door handle for a slider just behind the front handle. Further, as the Sedona (Kia’s current minivan offering) aged, Kia kept saying there would be a successor—that it was not going to just kill it and get out of the segment. With overall Sedona sales down from last year, we suspect this is its shiny new replacement.

In a statement, Kia has said, “This global debut will challenge the segment and will offer the functionality to transport as many as eight passengers and their belongings while also serving as a purposeful offering for adventure seekers,” Kia says in a statement.

It appears to be going for a sportier look in front with a big version of the Kia signature grille shape and LED running lights. It’s also a more upscale look than the Sedona.