India-bound 2024 Kia Carnival facelift has been spotted yet again in Korea, which now puts the MPV’s new style in broad daylight. This carnival will make a comeback on Indian shores next year and is also the global debut of the brand.
2024 Kia Carnival facelift – Gets a full makeover
The MPV was spied on during its new ad shoot and its styling says goodbye to the old and outdated Carnival design, which also gave a cameo in India as the Kia KA4 in early 2023.
Here are some details you can confirm from the spy shots of the Kia Carnival facelift – L-shaped headlamps corresponding to the DRLs to match the new updated Kia Lineup, an upright nose with a wide grille that also gets some chrome bits, a new smoother front bumper design has also been implemented and doesn’t have any sorts of cuts or creases, which sort of gives the new Carnival a more passive-aggressive look.
That’s not all. There’s also a small air intake below which is surrounded by a faux brushed aluminium skid plate and thanks to this, the looks of the car scream “premium”.
On the rear, the tail lamps also continue the L-shaped theme, which is connected by an LED light bar, similar to multiple Kia EVs such as the new India-bound EV9. The tailgate is flat and the bumper gets a matte black and chrome treatment.
The alloy wheels also get a new design update and there are also chrome touches here and there on the sides. The wheel design is similar to the born-EV Kia models like the EV5 and EV9. As always, the upper trims will get a sunroof option and roof rails.
Inside, there will be an upgrade in technology with a new dashboard design and multiple seating options. The seats of the carnival will be borrowed from the EV9 and twin curved displays for infotainment and instrumentation are also expected. Safety wise, there will likely be features such as ADAS, ESC and more.
More details are yet to come regarding the upcoming MPV and as for the rivals, the Kia Carnival facelift doesn’t have any direct rivals as an MPV and will be placed between the Innova Hycross and Toyota Vellfire. This might be an issue for the MPV, due to people’s mindset with Toyota’s “Superior reliability” in India. Also, if the features of the carnival aren’t up to the mark, people might pick either of the cars it’s placed between, but that’s a thing we will have to wait and see.