Kia Motors launched their luxury MPV Carnival in the Indian market earlier this year.Kia Carnival is one of the most spacious MPVs sold in the country and is trying to create a space of its own in the segment. The one we have here in India is the third generation and Kia has already unveiled the fourth generation of this MPV in international market. We have seen several spy images of the same in the past and here we have a video that shows what all has changed in the new Kia Carnival in comparison to the current version.
The video has been uploaded by AutoShow on their youtube channel. The video shows the new generation Kia Carnival inside out. The Kia Carnival 4th generation is completely different from the version that we have here in India. It now gets a more premium looking front along with a grille that has been inspired from bigger Kia SUVs. The DRLs have a unique shape to them and the headlamps have also been redesigned.
The side profile of the car reveals that the basic shape of the MPV remains the same but, the character lines, and design elements are all different. Kia Carnival is now even more spacious as it is longer than the third generation. At the rear, it get a long LED bar like tail light setup with Kia badge in the centre. It adds up to the premium look of the car. The bumpers, both at the front and the rear have been redesigned.
On the inside, it has a feature loaded cabin. The second row now get ventilated seats and the seats can be electrically reclined from touchscreen at the front. The front gets two huge LED screens. One of them for the touchscreen infotainment whereas the other for the instrument cluster. It gets tri-zone climate control, VIP seats at the rear, air purifier, storage space under the air purifier, two entertainment screens for rear passenger and so on. Even with the third row up, it has decent boot space and once the third row has been folded down the space becomes huge.
In terms of features it has adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Avoidance system, 360 degree camera and sensors, lane keep assist and so on. It even has a feature that does allow the passenger to open the door if any vehicle is passing from that side. The sliding door open automatically and the boot door closes after the person walks away. Kia Carnival is available with 3 engine options- 3.5-litre GDi petrol, 3.5-litre MPi petrol and 2.2-litre Smartstream diesel engine.
It is highly unlikely that Kia will be launching the new gen Carnival in India as they had launched the third gen very recently. There is possibility that India might get the fourth gen Carnival by 2022.