The latest sketch, which follows last week’s first look at the front end, reveals the Carnival in profile, highlighting its new wraparound glasshouse with disguised D-pillars and horizontally positioned rectangular LED tail-lights that span the rear quarter panels and tailgate.
The South Korean car maker has also confirmed its third-generation eight-seat people-mover will be called the Kia Carnival, or Sedona in some markets, dropping the ‘Grand’ prefix that adorns the current model sold in Australia.
The Kia Carnival will debut at next week’s New York auto show before reaching local showrooms at the very end of the year.
Underpinned by an all-new platform, Kia has confirmed the Carnival will be available with a 3.3-litre direct injection V6 petrol engine, replacing the current car’s 3.5-litre unit. While outputs have not been released at this stage, the engine produces 219kW and 346Nm in sister brand Hyundai’s Azera, Genesis and Santa Fe models.
A revised version of the current 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine is also expected to be offered in Australia.
Kia says the Carnival will also offer “a host of innovative technology and safety features”, including the brand’s next-generation UVO infotainment and telematics system.
The New York auto show kicks off on April 16.