The Kia Sedona is sold as the Carnival in other markets around the world. It is the South Korean Minivan and it is built in South Korea. The Sedona returned in 2014 after taking a brief pause and it came back mostly unchanged. The Sedona received a great make-over for 2015. Changes included an updated interior, as well as a noticeably new body, modern tech features, and a new sliding-seat system. The 1st. generation Sedona went on sale here as a 2002 model and continued until the 2005 model year. Its 3.5-liter V-6 made 195 horsepower and was coupled to a 4-speed automatic. It missed features found on competitive minivans, like power-sliding side doors, curtain airbags, a navigation system, and a fold-flat third-row seat. Because that first Sedona was also a heavy vehicle, performance and fuel economy both suffered compared to the segment leaders. The 2nd. Generation Sedona 2007, Kia added a short-wheelbase version; making this vehicle the only two-body-style minivan left in the American market (Because Chrysler had dropped the short-wheelbase Dodge Caravan). That version was dropped after the 2008 model year. Slightly revamped in the 2011 model year with a new face and a revised powertrain, the Sedona kept its 3.5-liter V-6 with 271 hp, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Sedona was continued over with only minor changes in the 2012 model year, while it skipped 2013 and returned for a short 2014 model year with only small changes.