The Kia Sedona (aka Carnival) isn't easy on the eyes but that could change when the redesigned model is unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

The Kia Sedona (aka Carnival) isn't easy on the eyes but that could change when the redesigned model is unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

According to Motoring's sources, the redesigned minivan will be the first Kia to feature the company's reimagined front fascia. Our spies have already caught the model on previous occasions but the front fascia doesn't seem to be a radical departure as it features a reworked grille that is flanked by sweptback headlights. However, the model does have a distinctive greenhouse which is slimmer at the rear than at the front.

Besides looking significantly better, the redesigned Sedona is expected to have a roomy interior with additional cargo and passenger space. We can also expect high-tech options including an infotainment system, a blind spot monitoring system and a lane departure warning system.

2015 Kia Sedona to debut in New York, showcase new styling direction - report