Kia breathes life into MPV design with Carnival

HERO Kia Carnival

There is more than meets the eye with Kia’s new Carnival, which looks like an SUV but has the space and flexibility of an MPV

The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival has been unveiled. It replaces the outgoing Sedona, which was certainly looking dated, and instead draws on a more modern design direction with clear inspiration from the Telluride, Sorento and Seltos. 

The first noticeable aspect of the Carnival is its silhoutte, hinting to the fact that this MPV has very unusual underpinnings. It shares the same platform as the Sorento SUV and K5 sedan. The flat bonnet and chunky wheel arches are far more SUV-like than MPV-esque. Also, cut off the back quarter of glass and roof and, hey presto, you have yourself a tough-looking pick-up.

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