- Fourth-gen Carnival derives design inspiration from Kia SUVs
- To be longer than current-gen Carnival with an extended wheelbase
- Only anticipated to make its India debut by 2022
The world caught a glimpse of it in a teaser sketch launched only a few days in the past, and as we speak, we have now first pictures of the all-new 2021 Kia Carnival, which reveal the outside design of the MPV in full.
How completely different is the 2021 Kia Carnival on the surface?
One have a look at the pictures is sufficient to inform Kia needs the Carnival to have much more street presence than earlier than, and the design and styling derive affect from Kia’s vary of SUVs. Gone are the rounded, mushy strains of the current-gen MPV, and of their place come extra angular strains and a squared-off stance. Grabbing consideration up entrance is the arrival of Kia’s signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, which includes a diamond sample embellished with chrome, and its corners home the excessive beam headlight cluster, with the low beam clusters in slim housings flanking the grille, accentuated by LED daytime operating lights which wrap across the flip indicators. There’s a chrome end for the decrease air consumption, and a fake skid plate completes the SUV-inspired lookup entrance.
Kia says it has shortened the brand new Carnival’s entrance overhang, and pushed the A-pillar again to make for an extended bonnet for the all-new MPV, which it dubs a ‘Grand Utility Vehicle’. The Limousine variant within the pictures rides on 19-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, and different notable design parts alongside the aspect embody a distinguished character line that runs the size of the MPV, linking the head- and tail-lights, a chrome fin for the C-pillar and the A- and B- and D-pillars completed in black, creating what Kia calls an ‘island roof’. At the again, the brand new Carnival sports activities LED tail-lights linked by a big LED gentle bar, a chrome strip that merges into the bottom of the chrome fin on the C-pillar and a fake skid plate.
Will the brand new Kia Carnival will probably be bigger than its predecessor?
At this time, Kia hasn’t revealed the specs for the fourth-gen Carnival, however has mentioned the brand new MPV can have an extended wheelbase than the current-gen Carnival, and can have extra space on the within as effectively.
What in regards to the new Kia Carnival’s inside?
Pictures launched as we speak solely present a transparent have a look at the outside of the brand new Carnival, however spy pictures have beforehand revealed it would have a totally new dashboard, outfitted with two screens – one for the digital instrument cluster, and one other for the infotainment system. The Carnival can even retain its dual-sunroof setup, and is anticipated to be provided in a number of seating configurations as earlier than – from as many as 11 seats (for variants aimed on the fleet market) to a sumptuously-appointed four-seat model (with powered captain seats that includes air flow) for these on the lookout for a extra luxurious providing.
What in regards to the new Kia Carnival’s engine choices?
Kia will solely reveal the engine choices for the brand new Carnival within the coming weeks. Expect it to hold over the two.2-litre diesel for choose markets. For areas which favor petrols, the brand new Carnival is anticipated to get the identical 280hp, 2.5-litre turbo-petrol that powers the brand new Kia Sorento, together with a hybrid choice, which can pair a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electrical motor.
When will the brand new Kia Carnival come to India?
At this level, a few of you might be questioning “Didn’t Kia just launch the Carnival in India?”, and the reply to that’s sure, the Carnival was solely launched on the Auto Expo in February this yr. However, the third-gen MPV at the moment on sale in India debuted globally all the best way again in 2014, and is due to get replaced, with Korea set to get it first within the coming months. If you’re in India, nonetheless, don’t maintain your breath for its launch, as a result of the brand new Carnival is just anticipated to return to India by 2022.
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