Kia Carnival Minivan Has Changed Its Appearance

Just yesterday, the updated Kia K5 sedan debuted in Korea, and its appearance underwent only cosmetic changes. And today Kia declassified the restyled Carnival — and its volume of alterations turned out to be much larger. The minivan, which has been produced for three years, has been completely redesigned fore and aft!

On the left — it was, on the right — it became

A new face with vertical headlights and “mustache” running lights has already become a family name for Kia cars: this design originally appeared in the American Kia Telluride crossover, and after it was adapted for the Sorento SUV and even for the small Picanto hatchback. The radiator grille became wider, a new front bumper appeared, but the hood remained intact.

The feed is also seriously redrawn. Vertical sections have been added to the rear lights, the fifth door is completely new (including the shape of the opening), the bumper has been changed. The wheel design has been revised. Alas, the interior of the updated Carnival has not yet been shown, but about the same changes are expected there as in the Sorento: a different front panel and combined screens without visors.

The main technical update will be the appearance of a hybrid modification with a 1.6 gasoline turbo engine. However, the available power units will not go anywhere: the 2.2 turbodiesel (194 hp) and the 3.5 V6 gasoline atmospheric engine (294 hp) will remain in service. All details will appear closer to the start of sales, which in South Korea is scheduled for November.

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