Based on images from the Shorts Cars channel (South Korea), the 2024 Kia Carnival may have a new look inspired by the EV9 design. Despite the heavy camouflage that covers most of the exterior, the upgraded version of the Carnival will receive new vertically placed LED headlights, along with horizontal LED daytime running lights.

Another notable feature is the eye-catching wheel design of the 2024 Kia Carnival, reminiscent of concept car models.

The rear of the Kia Carnival 2024 remains heavily disguised, but we can see the LED taillights with an upside-down L-shaped graphic, which is completely different from the horizontal taillight design of the current version.

Automatic sliding doors, panoramic sunroof, spacious interior, SUV-inspired design language, suitable features and specifications, technologically advanced interior along with ADAS system … will be the strengths of the new Carnival.

Meanwhile, the engine options for the Kia Carnival facelift are likely to remain the same as the current version. In the home market of South Korea, the 4th-generation Kia Carnival is offered with options of a 3.5L gasoline engine and a 2.2L diesel engine.

However, there are also rumors that the upgraded Kia Carnival will have a hybrid option believed to be inherited from the Kia Sorento. The Sorento Hybrid currently has a combined power output of 227 horsepower, while the Sorento Plug-in Hybrid provides 261 horsepower. Both models use a turbocharged T-GDi 1.6-liter engine combined with an electric motor and batteries of different capacities.

The 2024 Kia Carnival is expected to be officially launched in South Korea later this year, followed by other markets early next year.

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