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South Korea’s first Kia Carnival facelift

●The appearance adopts a design vocabulary similar to that of EV9, making it visually more technological.

●The interior has been modified to adopt the latest curved screen, and the physical buttons have also been greatly reduced.

●The power unit is confirmed to have 2.2L diesel and 3.5L gasoline, and the Hybrid system is expected to appear

●South Korea is the first to make its debut, and the country will not have a chance to make its debut until 2024 at the earliest.

Kia Carnival, which has repeatedly achieved sales success in China, was officially launched in 2020. When it was first launched, it already had an era-changing appearance and good space performance. It has gained a very good reputation among the media and consumers. Although it has been criticized by The impact of the chip shortage has led to a long waiting period in Taiwan, but it is precisely because of the competitiveness and uniqueness of its products in the domestic market that so many people are willing to wait.

Just recently, Kia officially launched the new facelifted Carnival on its official website in South Korea. There is no news at all in other overseas regions. This seems to be the consistent operating mode of the Kia brand. The changes in this minor facelift are quite obvious. In the exterior part, the relatively responsible light group and water tank guard designs of the current model have been cancelled. Instead, the design vocabulary of the brand's electric flagship EV9 has been adopted, and the Nebula Sart Map's light group design has been used. The long LED light guide strip outlines a new daytime running light shape, which is matched with the headlight group located on the inside and the new cross-mesh water tank guard, which maintains the visual appearance of a luxurious car while adding a technological quality. As for the rear of the car, the Kia Carnival has also been reshaped after the facelift. It also uses a very sharp LED light bar to create a design similar to a through-type taillight. The overall taillight shape has the image of the Chinese character "ding". The recognition is quite high.

The new LED taillights at the rear of the car are quite handsome and technological, and have strong nighttime recognition.
The new headlight set design is very similar to the electric flagship EV9, and it is also the future family vocabulary of Kia.

In addition to the changes in appearance, the layout of the Carnival's cockpit has also been completely renewed. The original factory has introduced the same layout as the EV6 and Sportage, integrating the two screens that had a gap into a single-piece curved screen. Both screens are 12.3 It is also equipped with an 11-inch HUD head-up display, which is in line with consumers' expectations for new-generation cars.

The interior is replaced with dual 12.3-inch curved screens. The overall structure is very close to the EV6, but the digital instrument is the latest version.

In terms of power system, the Korean official website currently provides a 2.2-liter diesel turbo and a 3.5-liter gasoline NA engine, of which the diesel part is equivalent to the current model. However, it is worth noting that the official website has a little foreshadowing, showing the exclusive aluminum rim configuration of the Hybrid model at the end of the page. There may be an opportunity to decentralize the Turbo Hybrid system on the Sorento, with a maximum horsepower of 230 horses and a fuel consumption of 16.9km/L. Performance is indeed quite competitive.

The official website specifically shows the Hybrid's exclusive 18-inch aluminum rims, and it seems that the emergence of Turbo Hybrid power is a certainty.

This post was last modified on November 30, 2023 4:08 am


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