Kia Carnival 2021 rendered: Is this what the new people mover will look like?
This illustration may provide a hint at what to expect from the next-generation Kia Carnival, long before its official debut.
The all-new people-mover will launch in Australia around September of this year, however, Kia has yet to reveal what it will look like.
Korean publication Kkkstudio recently posted a rendering of the fourth-generation Carnival, which draws inspiration from spy shots and adopts Kia’s latest design language.
The image shows a boxier Carnival, with more modern lines and body pieces. This is highlighted by a more angular front-end which includes a new grille and sharp LED headlights.
In this interpretation, the Carnival boasts large chrome wheels to give it a more prestige road presence.
Little is known for sure about the updated people-mover, although an increase in technology and safety features can be safely assumed.
Kia Australia has confirmed that it will also release a new Sorento large SUV in the second quarter of this year, with the Carnival set to follow in a matter of months.
It has been speculated that the Sorento will debut electrified powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid which may also find its way into the Carnival, if the business case stacks up.
The current-generation Carnival is offered with either a 3.3-litre naturally-aspirated V6, or a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel motor.
Pricing kicks off at $42,990 plus on-road costs for the base model and tops off at $63,290 when fully fruited.