New KIA Carnival disguised as a crossover

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New KIA Carnival disguised as a crossover

In terms of style changes so much that the designers have even invented a model for a new category.

In the range of KIA Carnival minivan (in some markets it’s Sedona) appeared in 1998, and the passing of the third generation released in 2014. For more than twenty years, the world has sold more than two million MPVs Korean brand. By the way, in 2018-2019, at home model at all headed a rating of sales, KIA (sold 76 362 706 and 63 units, respectively), but this year, Carnival is not even in the top five: result of Jan-may – 14 045 units, which is twice less compared to the same period of 2019. Again to attract customers should help change of image.

While KIA has shared only one thumbnail Carnival new generation. As noted in the company, the appearance of the “fourth” van made “in the style of an SUV”. Moreover, the designers have even invented a KIA Carnival to a new category – the global release of the office stamps it was called the Grand Utility Vehicle (Korean division identified it as a Grand Volume).

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Well, minivan, the fourth generation really looks brutal due to the “square” design, although the “crossover” unpainted body kit is something to be seen. The front issued in explanation of the last Sorento, and, judging by the previously published spy photos, for Carnival, there are several variants grille with vertical wedges, as in the sketch, or with a horizontal “strokes”. Also, thanks to paparazzi, we know that the rear lights are now United by a glowing bar, and inside there is a virtual “tidy”, which was connected with a large touchscreen multimedia system. And, according to unofficial sources, van can get a quadruple VIP version (predecessor in Korea there are seven-, nine – or odinnadtsatimetrovy).

Features of the new Carnival in the KIA has not yet revealed. It is possible that the model is based on a fresh platform, unified with the same Sorento. Some Korean media think that on a home market minivan will be offered with an upgraded turbodiesel 2.2 (capacity not known, the current diesel produces 202 HP), and also new petrol “turboservice” Smartstream family of 2.5 (on a Sorento, for example, it produces 281 HP), which will replace the “aspirated” V6 3.3 (280 HP). Van also tipped a hybrid version and even all-wheel drive (the current model exclusively front-wheel drive).

In Korea, the start of sales of the new KIA Carnival is scheduled for July, before that mark promised to publish a few more pictures and share fresh details.

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