Kia has revealed the exterior design of the 4th generation Carnival facelift after its spy shots appeared earlier in October. The refresh comes almost 3 years after this generation model debuted in August 2020.
The exterior design refresh features a new front & rear end, redesigned alloy wheels, and a new trim level called Gravity with a blacked-out color scheme. According to the company, the new Carnival’s design blends refined sophistication and SUV-like toughness with the concept of ‘Modern Boldness’ based on Kia’s brand design philosophy ‘Opposites United’.
As seen in the spy shots shared earlier, the Kia Carnival facelift now gets more synergized with the latest breed of Kia models with a set of headlamps that are positioned more vertically and T-shaped LED DRLs that are similar to those on the new Sorento facelift. The older arrangement of a lower intake and side inlets in the bottom area of the fascia has also been replaced by a single lower inlet design.
At the rear, the position of the license plate has been shifted downward to achieve a wide and clean tailgate. The taillights are also new and feature LED strips that stretch nearly the width of the car, while also extending downward into the fender. The bottom of the bumper gets black cladding and a wide skid plate.
The interior of the new Kia Carnival facelift is expected to be revealed soon, along with its key specifications including the powertrain options and safety upgrades. According to Kia, the Carnival is a model that has long maintained the status of an unrivaled family car based on its unique merchantability for family customers.
A formal launch of the new Kia Carnival facelift in its home market of South Korea is likely to take place either towards the end of this year or early next year.
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