Kia launched the all-new Carnival in the Indian market earlier this year. The all-new Carnival takes up the void between the Toyota Innova Crysta and Toyota Alphard. Kia is working on an all-new model that will be launched in the Indian market in the coming years. Before that, the all-new Carnival will be unveiled globally. Well, Kia Motors has officially released the first teaser image of the upcoming Carnival MPV. The car will be officially unveiled by the end of this year.
The all-new Kia Carnival looks very different from the current version of the car. It is designed as per the latest Kia design philosophy and looks quite futuristic. The new design philosophy is called ‘Symphonic architecture’, which will be seen in a lot of upcoming Kia cars. The teaser image of the car shows clean lines on the body and the signature Tiger Nose grille at the front. There are full-LED headlamps that make the front-end look quite impressive and very futuristic. The pillars are all-black that add a floating roof effect. The Carnival MPV has an interesting design and it looks very sleek.
Kia Carnival will grow in size too. It will be about 40mm longer than the current version, which will increase the overall length to 5,150mm. The wheelbase will be longer by 30mm as per various reports. Also, the MPV will become wider by 10mm.
Currently, Kia offers various seating configurations for the buyers but the all-new model will offer even more. To start with, the base models will target the taxi fleet operators while the top-end versions will become more luxurious and will challenge the Toyota Vellfire. The most expensive version will come with all kinds of luxury features and seating capacity for four people. It might get reclinable electric leather seats too.
Since the car will launch in 2022, the engine options may remain similar to the current ones. However, the engine options will be updated to produce more power. Kia currently uses a 2.2-litre diesel engine option with the Carnival in India while an additional 2.5-litre turbocharged engine will be available as well. We may also get to see a 1.6-litre petrol hybrid version.
The Carnival has gained quite a lot of popularity in India. The all-new Carnival will further heat up the segment. There is no direct competitor of the Carnival in the Indian market yet. In the global markets, the all-new Carnival is expected to go on sale by the end of 2021 while the Indian market will get the updated version in early 2022.