Kia Motors has announced the fourth iteration of the giant Carnival MPV. Compared to the current model it seems even more powerful and bolder. So much so for the forthcoming Carnival, a ‘Big Utility Vehicle’ is being renamed. After some six years of its global debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the India-spec third-gen Kia Carnival was launched at Auto Expo 2020.
Also known in several markets as the ‘Sedona,’ the fourth-gen Kia Carnival will have “a stronger, more stylish presence, new futuristic details.” The teaser reveals a tiger nose grille, somewhat similar to the Kia Seltos, flanking up front with LED lighting units. The side profile reveals bulging arches of wheels filled with solid alloy wheels. It will continue to feature the practical rear sliding door. The handles on the doors seem to be premium flush-type units.
It features a line of shoulder that runs the MPV length nicely to attach to the rear end. For a premium floating roof effect, the kink on the C-pillar and wraparound rear window add up to. Kia ‘s design is named ‘symphonic architecture.’ Expect an even more palatial cabin for the upcoming Carnival with those upgrades.
The forthcoming Carnival will see an increase in capacity, despite the ‘Grand Utility Vehicle’ name. There is no formal news yet about the measurements or powertrains. The one we get here is already magnanimous in size with a length of 5,115 mm , width of 1,985 mm, height of 1,740 mm and wheelbase of 3,060 mm. In India, the Kia Carnival is powered by a 2.2-liter diesel which delivers 200PS/440Nm, coupled with automatic 8-speed transmission.