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In a field dominated by Honda and Toyota, it’s good to see Kia shaking things up. The Korean automaker’s Sedona minivan is a welcome break from the relatively unchanged Odyssey and Sienna. With revamped styling and an updated interior, the Sedona is looking like a solid competitor for 2015. But what if you want a minivan for more than just the daily grind? What if you dream of filling your weekends with qualifying laps and inside passes? Then the Sedona Karting is here to help.

Nothing is more fundamental to building race driving skills than a kart. Most of the world’s top drivers started in karting, including Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Danica Patrick. These incredible little machines come with insane power-to-weight ratios and enough grip to break ribs. Plus, they’re affordable enough to fit into any racer’s budget, even those scrimping for braces and a college fund.

Mixing both a high-speed hobby and familial necessity, the Kia Sedona Karting comes with a roof-mounted rack and aluminum trailer to haul two karts to the track. There’s also a Fiamma awning, which is a necessity for keeping your side of the pit cool on a sunny day. All the other kids at the school run will be jealous when you pull to the curb with 20-inch, powder-coated wheels and a vinyl graphics scheme overlaid on a bright Kinetic Motorsports Red paint job. It’s the kind of package that should entice any household looking for that all-family podium.

Click past the jump to read more about Kia Sedona Karting.

  • 2015 Kia Sedona Karting
  • Year:
    2015
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  • 0-60 time:
    9 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    110 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    37500 (Est.)
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Kia Sedona Karting in detail

2015 Kia Sedona Karting High Resolution Exterior
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While you may want to leave track time to the karts, there’s still a decent wallop coming from the 276-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 under the hood.

Despite selling in relatively few numbers the past few years, the Sedona is priced right, with base model coming is at $25,900. There’s also plenty of competitive features to put it in the running with its major rivals. The styling looks good, with a front fascia that’s more SUV than minivan, and inside, there’s enough space for eight passengers (or maybe four passengers and a lot of tools and spares).

Entertaining those device-toting co-pilots shouldn’t be a challenge with a range of power outlets scattered throughout the cabin, including a USB port. While you may want to leave track time to the karts, there’s still a decent wallop coming from the 276-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 under the hood. The 248 pound-feet of torque should help when hauling up hills, as well.

Against established players like the Sienna and Odyssey, the Sedona certainly has its work cut out for it. Toppling these mainstays of the market will be no easy feat, but with a package like the Karting, the decision on which minivan is right for a family of racing enthusiasts just got a whole lot clearer.

Kia Sedona

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Press Release

Karting is how many of today’s top professional race drivers got their start, and this Kia Sedona has been transformed into the ultimate kart hauler. Painted Kinetic Motorsports Red overlaid with vinyl graphics that pay tribute to the championship-winning Kia Racing Optimas, the Sedona sports matching 20-inch wheels. Atop the vehicle is a custom-built kart rack with space for a CRG Bambino kart and a Fiamma F35 Pro Awning, providing much-needed shade while racers turn wrenches or wait for the next round of open-wheel action on the track. A second kart — a CRG Road Rebel shifter — is carried by a custom-built aluminum trailer on 18-inch wheels powder-coated white.

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