Kia unveiled the exterior design of ‘The New Carnival’ for the first time at the end of October and after the LA Auto Show have passed without a reveal, looks like Kia continues fine-tuning the All-New Carnival for the US-market according to the test vehicle captured in California by our colleagues at KindelAuto.
The New Carnival has an exterior that blends refined sophistication and SUV-like toughness with the concept of ‘Modern Boldness’ based on Kia’s brand design philosophy ‘Opposites United’.
The front features vertical headlamps and ‘ signature star map lighting’ daytime running lights (DRL) to create a futuristic image and a grand feel with a radiator grille accented with luxurious details.
This is a simple yet refined design with a bumper and a sleekly trimmed bottom skid plate to complete the sleek and presence of the front design.
The side is a vertical headlamp and rear combination lamp that harmoniously follows a straight line of character lines, creating a sense of balance and applying a redesigned alloy wheels to emphasize a firm and strong feel.
The rear part moves the position of the license plate downward and eliminates the exposed steering wheel to achieve a wide and clean tailgate, and the ‘Star Map Rear Combination Lamp’ connected to the left and right adds a sense of luxury while giving the front and a sense of unity.
It also creates a more robust image through the blend of the bottom of the bumper with black cladding and a wide skid plate.
Gravity, a design-specific trim, has a dedicated radiator grille and wheels, and maximizes a strong yet luxurious feel by applying dark metallic colors to ▲roofrack ▲C filler, tailgate, anddoor Ganishi ▲front and back skid plates.
The New Carnival operates six exterior colors, including ivory silver, ▲Snow White Pearl ▲Astra Blue ▲Aurora Black Pearl ▲Platera Metal ▲Ceramic Silver.
For customers who prefer hybrid models, Kia will add a 1.6 turbo hybrid model to The New Carnival to operate a three-powertrain lineup, including gasoline, diesel and hybrids.
“Carnival is a model that has long maintained the status of an unrivaled family car based on its unique merchantability for family customers,” said a Kia official. “We plan to release detailed information and prices on the merchantability of The New Carnival in time of the pre-contract next month.”