Kia has taken the wraps off the 2015 Sedona. It features upscale styling and a variety of innovative features.

Kia has taken the wraps off the 2015 Sedona.

Set to debut at the New York Auto Show, the redesigned minivan has an upscale exterior with crossover-inspired styling. Starting up front, there's a prominent grille which is flanked by LED-infused headlights. Moving further back, there's a rakish windscreen and a distinctive greenhouse. The rear end is relatively plain but features a tailgate-mounted spoiler and wraparound taillights.

The cabin isn't terribly exciting but has a three-spoke steering wheel, a wide center console and soft-touch plastics. The van also boasts "YES Essentials" fabric seats which provide anti-microbial / anti-static protection as well as stain-repelling characteristics. Other notable highlights include a 115-volt AC outlet, a USB charging port and optional second-row lounge seats with a retractable leg rest. The model can also be equipped with a variety of new safety features including Vehicle Stability Management, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Forward Collision Warning System.

Under the hood, the 3.5-liter V6 engine has been replaced by a new 3.3-liter V6 that develops 276 bhp (206 kW) and 248 lb-ft (335 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission that promises to be responsive and fuel-efficient.

The 2015 Sedona will go on sale later this year and pricing will be announced closer to the van's launch.

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