Kia has revealed its first images of the new Carnival, the fourth-generation of the brand’s flagship minivan.
Now dubbed a “Grand Utility Vehicle”, the new Carnival now sports plenty of SUV-inspired design elements for a stronger, more stylish presence to the segment.
The new car sports an increased wheelbase for greater space throughout the cabin. A shorter front overhang and pushed-back A-pillar create a longer bonnet. Both changes result in a side profile that is longer and more athletic.
Blacked-out A- and B-pillars give the new Kia Carnival an “island roof” design, while the C-pillar wraps beneath the tapered rear windows and extends towards the tailgate. This is a design feature that mirrors the newly revealed Kia Sorento.
At the rear a light bar also now connects the sleek combination lamps. A metallic lower skid plate further enhances the SUV-inspired design.
The new Carnival is due to go on sale in Korea in the third quarter of 2020, with global sales set to follow shortly after. More information on the Carnival is to be revealed by Kia at a later date.