Kia recently launched third generation Carival luxury MPV in the Indian market and has been doing in terms of numbers for the brand. It is placed above Toyota Innova Crysta which has been a segment leader for years and below high-end MPVs like Toyota Vellfire and Mercedes-Benz V-Class. Kia recently released pics of the next-generation Kia Carnival and the MPV was also spotted testing without any camouflage internationally. Now, we have an image that reveals what the interiors of the upcoming new-gen Kia Carnival will look like. This new-generation Carnival is likely to go on sale in Korean market later this year. It’s expected to launch in India in 2022.
The image simply shows the basic layout of the dashboard of the left hand drive version of the MPV. In comparison to the current version f Carnival, the fourth generation Carnival looks much more plush from inside. The cabin gets a dual tone theme and the design looks very clean from the images.
The main attraction inside is the dual display similar to the one seen in high-end Mercedes vehicles. It now gets a 12.3 inch huge touchscreen infotainment screen and fully digital instrument cluster of almost the same size. The centre console gets touch sensitive buttons to control the air-con and the infotainment system. The gear knob has also been updated and apart from that it gets multi-function steering wheel and number of storage spaces. It will be continue to be offered in 7,9 and 11 seat configurations.
The next-gen Kia Carnival is actually 40 mm longer, 10 mm wider than the current version. The wheelbase of this luxury MPV has also increased. What this means is that Kia Carnival which was already a very spacious MPV will offer even more space. Kia has entirely changed the design of the next-gen Carnival. It now has design language that resembles with some of its SUVs. It retains the Tiger Nose grille but has a uniquely designed DRLs that run towards the lower part of the chrome grille. The bumper has been redesigned too. From the side profile, no major changes are visible except for the silver insert on C pillar.
Just like the front, rear of the all-new Carnival has been updated and it now gets an LED bar that runs across the boot. It gets faux skid plates and there are lights on the lower part of the bumper too. As we recently got the third generation Carnival in India, there are chances that Kia might not bring the next-gen soon to our market. Kia is likely to launch the updated 4th gen Kia Carnival in 2022.