What is the ideal car for a nature photographer? Probably an off-roader, to be able to get to places where other cars is not possible and later continue on the road walk if necessary. That we might think, until you see the Kia Photo Safari Sedona that the koreans will take to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This is the Kia Carnival last generation (which is not sold in Europe) become a kind of pick-up off-road.
preparation outside of the Kia Photo Safari Sedona comes into view. The body is conspicuous by the camouflage motif orange and the lower parts in brown, although it does not go unnoticed the rear cargo area pick-up style, suppressing the hollow in which on a Kia Sedona/Carnival conventional would be the third row of seats and the trunk. In addition there are a whole series of elements such as lighthouses of long scope, roof rack capable of supporting people over on itself or some off-road tires Nitto Dura Grappler in size 265/65 R17, to be able to get to hidden places to take a perfect snapshot. At the level of the chassis, with pneumatic suspension.
This curious vehicle to photograph on safari has been designed and built to LGE-CTS Motorsports, becoming a Kia Sedona for eight seats in a vehicle of two squares, but with all the features and amenities that a demanding photographer might need. In the squares in front disappears the passenger seat to locate a chest in which to store the photographic equipment, so in any moment of the trip he will be able to stop, open the hood and have the team prepared to take those pictures in which there is little time.
The most striking feature is, without doubt, the area of the rear seats. Here we find a desk with a computer iMac 27″ to edit the photographs, as well as a compartment for storing more photographic material. Everything is done from a seat type bucket, by means of an extensible platform can be removed the interior of the vehicle and to adopt virtually any position.
With the office to all parties
The load box is also open for easy access and has a number of storages. From here it is possible to take photographs in motion, although it would be ideal that it had installed some kind of seat or restraint system for the photographer. The power electrical systems is achieved by a battery of military origin, which can have all the machinery in operation without starting the engine.
Source – Kia