Check out the recent spy pictures of the next-generation Kia Carnival. The spy pics show the MPV’s digital instrument console.
Kia Motor India has had an overwhelming success in the Indian market with the Seltos, and their premium MPV, the Carnival, seems to be on a similar path to success. Although Kia had only introduced the Carnival in India earlier this year, It was first introduced internationally in 2015. To keep the car relevant among new buyers, Kia is planning to update the Carnival by introducing a new generation model.
We had earlier spied the 2021 Kia Carnival wearing heavy camouflage while being tested in South Korea. Now, we have spy pictures that show its all-digital instrument console in action. The instruments and the infotainment screen seem to be joined together, faking the appearance of one single, long screen. Needles to say, it looks quite brilliant, and we expect the premium-ness of the car to only increase. Also, Kia has officially unveiled a few teaser images of the 2021 Carnival. The MPV has been significantly redesigned, and looks much more like an SUV, especially the front fascia.
Although the company hasn’t provided any specifications, the new Kia Carnival will have a longer wheelbase than the current model. The next-gen model is expected to be available in South Korea in a few months, followed by a European and US launch (as Kia Sedona). India launch won’t be happening anytime soon, as the current-generation model was only recently introduced. We can safely assume that the new model will arrive during 2022 or afterwards.
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The India-spec Kia Carnival is available in three trim levels – Premium, Prestige, and Limousine – and is offered with three seating configurations – 7-, 8-, and 9-seater. There are a total of five models you can purchase, with a mix-and-match of different trim levels and seating options. There is a single powertrain available here along with a single drivetrain option. You get a 2.2-litre, inline-4, turbocharged diesel engine, capable of generating 200 PS and 440 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission only. Internationally, there will also be a 2.5-litre, inline-4, turbocharged, petrol engine on offer, which produces 280 PS, along with a 1.6-litre petrol/electric hybrid variant.