Kia took the wraps off its all-new 2006 Sedona in Chicago, revealing a larger, more versatile minivan. The importance of the Sedona can't be overstated, as the budget-priced minivan was Kia's best-selling vehicle in 2004. And it is clear the Korean automaker has approached the second-generation product with requisite seriousness. The new seven-passenger Sedona is based on a fresh platform, with an increased length, width, and wheelbase. The added space is maximized with flip/fold second row seats and a standard foldaway third-row, now de rigueur for the segment. Offered in two trims, the LX will feature six airbags, tri-zone air conditioning, sliding door power windows, cruise control, AM/FM/CD player, second-row captain's chairs, and keyless entry with an alarm system. The Sedona EX will add a chrome grille, fog lights, eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar, heated power mirrors, AM/FM/CD/MP3/cassette stereo system, auto-dimming rear view mirror with Homelink, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power rear quarter glass, compass, roof rack, and wood trim. Options will include leather seats with front seat heaters, backup warning system, power sliding doors, power liftgate, power adjustable pedals, power sunroof, and a premium entertainment system featuring a DVD player and 11 speakers. On the safety front, the Sedona will come equipped with six airbags, four-channel ABS, electronic brake force distribution, tire pressure monitor, and active front headrests. Electronic stability program and traction control will be optional. To move this large family hauler, the Sedona is fitted with a new 3.8L/240-hp V-6 with a five-speed Sportmatic transmission. The '06 Sedona will go on sale late 2005.