Kia's Karting-Themed Sedona to Debut at SEMA

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

SEMA is an annual event that allows automakers, tuner companies and aftermarket firms to showcase their hottest, most exciting products. Surprisingly the folks at Kia have decided to bring a modified minivan. SAY WHAT?!

Sure, they may refer to their all-new Sedona as a “multipurpose vehicle” but its sliding doors and boxy dimensions betray its true form. In spite of these inconvenient truths they’ve managed to make this family hauler pretty cool.

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It’s built specifically for people that go karting, an entry-level form of motorsport where many professional drivers get their start. Painted in a bold red and white scheme and slathered in vinyl graphics this Sedona does NOT look like one you could pick up at your local Kia dealer.

It rides atop 20-inch wheels and its roof is home to a custom-built rack that’s designed to haul a small kart. It also incorporates a UV-busting awning, which creates a nice shaded space to cool off between races.

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At the rear there’s a special trailer that allows the driver to tow a high-performance shifter kart. It’s powercoated white and rides on special 18-inch rims. Look for’s complete SEMA coverage in the coming days.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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