Kia has recently unveiled the refreshed exterior design of the Carnival facelift, set to launch in India next year. This updated MPV is based on the Kia KA4, which was showcased at this year’s Auto Expo in India.
The revised Carnival comes with significant changes in its exterior design, while details about the interior remain undisclosed. The new exterior aligns with expectations, thanks to various spy shots that had surfaced recently. The MPV’s design differs substantially from the KA4 MPV, featuring a more upright front with a wide grille and L-shaped headlights equipped with daytime running lamps. The grille incorporates chrome elements, and the bumper houses a small air intake surrounded by a faux brushed aluminum skid plate.
The L-shaped theme extends to the tail-lamps, which are connected by an LED light bar, and the rear bumper combines matte black and chrome elements. The alloy wheel design resembles those found on newer Kia models, especially the electric SUVs like the EV5 and EV9.
Regarding the interior, Kia is yet to provide specific details, but it’s expected that the dashboard and technology will be upgraded. Multiple seating configurations will be available, and higher-end models will feature multiple sunroofs. The Carnival will adopt new-look seats from the EV9 and may include additional features such as twin curved displays for instrumentation and infotainment, as well as advanced safety technology like ADAS.
In terms of powertrains, the updated Carnival will offer two petrol and one diesel engine options, depending on the market. This includes a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol hybrid engine, a naturally aspirated 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, and a 2.2-litre diesel engine.
Kia has confirmed that the Carnival will be launched in India next year, alongside the flagship full-size EV9 SUV. Additionally, a facelifted Sonet is also in the works and is expected to be launched in the coming months.
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