Sedona Safari: Kia minivan turned off-road pickup

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The people at San Dimas, Calif.-based LGE-CTS Motorsports took Kia’s renowned soccer-kid-shuttle, Sedona, and turned the eight-passenger minivan into a two-passenger pickup fit for off-road, fall foliage photography expeditions in the northeast.

The converted pickup was on display at the Kia booth this week at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

A custom tubular steel roof rack is capable of serving as a mount for DSLR cameras, an HD WASPcam, boons or jigs. The rear bed features compartments for storage. There are exterior outlet ports and a hidden compartment for low-angle action shots.

The Photo Safari Sedona features a Street Scene Speed grille and a Hellwig auto-level 2,500 pound airbag suspension that automatically adjusts to ride height. Sedona isn’t typically known for its off-road capabilities, but the beefier suspension and four Nitto Dura Grappler 265/65R17 tires open up a lot more possibilities.