Kia Motors recently released exterior pictures of their next gen luxury MPV Carnival. Studio pictures showed how much the Carnival has changed in comparison to the current version that we get here in India. Now, we have some more pictures of new Kia Carnival that show how the car looks like on road.
Kia Motors had launched the third generation Carnival in the Indian market this year at the Auto Expo and the upcoming fourth generation is likely to be introduced in our market in 2022 only. The fourth generation MPV looks entirely different from the ongoing model. The signature Tiger nose grille gets a chrome insert around it. The luxury MPV seen in the images gets shade of black which gives it a very premium look. The Carnival has never been a small vehicle and the upcoming version is longer than the current version and has longer wheelbase.
The design of next-gen Carnival seems inspired from some of Kia’s SUVs. The luxury MPV now looks much more sharper. The headlights have also been redesigned and the LED DRL joins the lower part of the front grille. The side profile of the upcoming Carnival remains to look huge with electrically sliding doors and large windows. There is a grey colour insert starting after the rear door and running all the way towards the rear of the car.
The rear has also been redesigned in the new version. It now gets a single LED bar that runs across the boot of the Carnival. The design of the boot has also been updated and it gets faux skid plates both at the front and the rear. The alloy wheel design has also been updated in the upcoming version. Kia has not confirmed anything about the engine options but, it is expected to get the same old engine options. The one seen in the image is a diesel version and is expected to be powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine.
The other engine options are a 2.5 litre turbo petrol and a 1.6 litre petrol hybrid. As the Carnival has grown in size, it will offer more space and is expected to be feature loaded from the inside as well. Kia will be officially launching fourth generation Carnival internationally later this year. We await pictures of the interiors.
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