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2022 Kia Carnival: New Kia logo here in September, but digital dash and auto wipers delayed to 2022

The 2022 Kia Carnival people mover will gain the Korean brand's new logo within months – but a selection of much-awaited technology features aren't slated to be added until next year. Kia Australia confirmed to CarAdvice that Model Year 2022 (MY22) examples of the Carnival will arrive in Australian showrooms "around" September wearing the company's new logo, which debuted locally on the Cerato small car in early June...

The Drive Five: Hybrid and electric Kia Carnivals coming soon, and the other stories you might've missed – 20 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

2021 Kia Sorento, Carnival V6 recalled over fuel pipe fault

Kia Australia has recalled a total of 767 examples of the 2021 Kia Sorento and 2021 Kia Carnival, fitted with 3.5-litre 'Lambda' V6 engines. According to the recall notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), "The fuel supply pipe may have been damaged during manufacturing, which may result in a fuel leak...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best People Mover

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best People Mover Finalists: Kia Carnival Mercedes-Benz V-Class Toyota Granvia The Kia Carnival has won this segment for the past two years, but we couldn’t call ourselves good automotive journalists if we didn’t do an annual check-up on how the class-leader stacks up against its peers...

2021 Kia Carnival price and specs

2021 Kia Carnival price and specs revealed New-generation people mover offered in four variants Petrol V6 or four-cylinder turbo diesel engines on offer, with improved efficiency Junction AEB, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, wireless smartphone mirroring standard on all grades Australian pricing and specifications for the new-generation 2021 Kia Carnival have been announced...

2021 Kia Carnival still a chance for five stars, despite no centre airbag

The 2021 Kia Carnival is still a chance for a five-star ANCAP safety rating – despite not being fitted with a centre airbag. Becoming increasingly common in new cars, the centre airbag is used to reduce the impact between the two front occupants during the new Far Side Impact Test...

2021 Kia Carnival prices revealed

Pricing for the 2021 Kia Carnival has been released, ahead of the model's imminent arrival in local showrooms. Details published on Kia Australia's website reveal the new-generation, eight-seater people mover will touch down on Australian shores with a choice of four variants and two engine options, with prices ranging from $46,880 before on-road costs for the cheapest Carnival S petrol variant, to $66,680 plus on-roads for the flagship Platinum diesel...

2021 Kia Carnival: Australian engine details surface in government database

Details of the upcoming 2021 Kia Carnival people mover's engine range have surfaced in a government database, ahead of the new-generation model's anticipated arrival in the coming months...

2020 Kia Carnival recalled due to a loose battery terminal

Kia Australia has issued a recall for 2241 examples of its Carnival people mover with the Model Year 2020 (MY20), due to an incorrectly tightened battery terminal. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the loose battery terminal could "increase the resistance to the alternator and may lead to heat being generated, which could result in a fire within the engine compartment"...

2021 Kia Carnival revealed ahead of Australian launch - UPDATE

UPDATE: While specific Australian timing and equipment details are still to be confirmed, new details for the 2021 Kia Carnival have been handed down today. This story has been updated with information on storage (albeit not localised), safety, and comfort. The first official images of the new 2021 Kia Carnival have been released today...

2021 Kia Carnival interior revealed

A first look at the cabin of the upcoming 2021 Kia Carnival has been released today, revealing a premium dash design for the big seven-seat people mover. As with the incoming fourth-generation 2021 Kia Sorento, the new Carnival – also entering its fourth life cycle, 22 years in – will feature a pair of big 12.3-inch screens in the dash...