Kia reveals fourth-gen Carnival ahead of official launch

By CARSIFU | 25 June 2020

SEOUL: Kia Motors Corporation has revealed images of its new fourth-generation Carnival multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) and it's all dressed up in South Korean specifications.

Also known as the Sedona in other markets, the South Korean carmaker uses the Carnival to take aim at young families looking for a good combination of practicality and style.

Presented with futuristic looks combined with a sports utility vehicle's design elements, this mid-sized MPV has shortened its front overhang while the A-pillar has been moved slightly rearward to create a longer hood.

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The Carnaval also boasts of a longer wheelbase that's contributed to a more spacious interior while simultaneously giving this MPV a longer, slightly more athletic silhouette that's combined with larger wheel arches and a character line that runs the length of it.

The new model also features a unique 'island roof' design, with blacked-out A and B-pillars that support the body-coloured roof.

From the side, one of the new car's stand-out features is an eye-catching new C-pillar signature design, inspired by that of the new Sorento.

The chrome fin, which wraps beneath the tapered rear windows and extends towards the tailgate, is finished with a subtle diamond pattern that's also reflected throughout the inside of the car.

The Carnival features a new 'tiger face' which extends across the width of the vehicle with the grille and lamps are defined by a chrome trim located above the grille.

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The castellated edge of the upper grille is paired with perpendicular creases which extend straight up the hood, creating a more purposeful look when viewed head-on.

The Carnival's headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights (DRLs) has had its high-beam lamps integrated into the corner of the tiger-nose grille while the low-beam lamps sitting separately, at the outer edges of the front of the car.

Between them, the DRLs wrap around the Carnival's turn signal lamps, then plunge downwards, merging with the grille's lower chrome border.

Beneath, the sculpted bumpers and lower air intake are matched with metallic trim and a black lower bumper, presenting the Carnival's robust, SUV-inspired appearance.

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At the rear, the Carnival boasts of a wide, distinctive new design which uses full-width lines that connect the combination lamps to emphasize the car's solid width while the light bar extends downwards and wraps around the license plate area.

Above the light bar is a chrome line, which started at the base of the new signature C-pillar and wraps around the base of the rear screen.

Further enhancing its SUV-inspired design, the Carnival is finished off with a metallic lower skid plate that gives it an elevated look.

Other than that, Kia is keeping from divulging more details about the Carnival's which is due to go on sale in its domestic market sometime during the third quarter this year and global sales following soon after.