A couple of weeks in the past, Kia parked the refreshed 2025 Carnival in entrance of a digicam for a photoshoot, exhibiting up to date exterior traces that mix cues seen on the refreshed K5 sedan and Kia’s lineup of electrical autos. Now it is time for views of the inside, the approaching minivan redressed with Kia’s by-now acquainted architectural cues. Behind the identical steering wheel, the digital gauge cluster display loses its hood and curves seamlessly into the infotainment display. Under the information show, the present Carnival’s tallish HVAC cluster strikes up the instrument panel, rendered because the broad, slim digital bar likewise seen within the K5, Niro, and Sorento. The slimline design frees up room for a trimmer panel containing system ports slotted above a cubby the current Carnival’s console would not supply. Additional down, one other massive conversion making its approach via Kia’s lineup, a rotary shifter replaces the chunky lever. Designers used the liberated area so as to add buttons across the dial for options we won’t make out but.
Among the many tech and comfort updates, Kia mentions an up to date head-up show and ambient lighting, multi-zone voice recognition, UV-C sterilizing gentle within the console bin, Freeway Driving Help 2 goes additional than the unique ADAS by including lane-change help, and there is Kia’s Digital Key 2. Within the realm of peace-of-mind, seven-seat trims supply seats with a therapeutic massage operate, the entrance cupholders are barely bigger, a rear seat leisure system comes with two 14.6-inch displays, and the second row home windows present extra sound insulation. And for higher efficiency, the automaker mentions “improved shock absorbers to make sure a snug trip.”
Two-tone cabins look to be the norm once more, the Carnival probably the most fashionable vans on the market in the case of colours and supplies. The combos are based mostly round three colours: Cotton Beige, Navy Gray, or Taupe. Navy Gray introduces a giant change, that being a hybrid powertrain based mostly round a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine. Kia’s press launch in South Korea mentions a mixed output of 245 horsepower, the identical hybrid powertrain in our Kia Sportage Hybrid produces a mixed 226 horsepower. Assuming the hybrid involves the U.S., it could promote alongside the three.5-liter V-6 engine that shifts via an eight-speed automated transmission.
The LA Auto Present is developing, it is potential we’ll see our model of the brand new Carnival there.