Party On, Kia: Carnival Update On The Road.

Kia Korea has uncovered the fourth generation Carnival, complete with a redesigned “tiger nose”, a change to the front end’s proportions, a longer wheelbase, and a restyled rear. Right now, details on any changes to the engine and transmission haven’t been released.

Up front the overhang has been reduced, whilst a longer bonnet comes courtesy of the A-pillar being pushed rearwards. This and the B-pillar have been blacked out to provide an illusion of the body coloured roof floating. The rear pillars have been redone too, with the design now having the C-pillar look separate to, not integrated into, the rear roof line.

The body changes start with a refresh of the front, with new slimline headlights integrating a fin design, whilst a high gloss chrome line encircles the lights and grille. Kia have dubbed this “symphonic architecture”. The inner lights are the high beam, and the fin separates the low beam to place it outermost. The line from the bonnet runs full length to the new C-pillar which is chromed and a striking look too, and continues as a joining line for the rear lights. In the lower quarters the the redesigned front bar has been resculpted and retrimmed with metallic colouring and a black lower bumper.

At the rear, the Carnival showcases a new design that has the effect of broadening the access to the rear seats. Lines in the sheetmetal draw the eye to the mirroring of the front lights and the beginning of the chromed C.

More Carnival details to be revealed soon before the expected late 2020 launch in Australia.


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