Recently, the Youtube channel WoopaTV captured an uncovered prototype of the new Kia Carnival parked on the streets of South Korea, giving us a closer look at the exterior design changes of this model.

Kia Carnival features an exterior that blends sophistication and ruggedness, resembling an SUV model based on the “Modern Boldness” concept of the Korean automaker.

The headlights and taillights of the minivan have been completely redesigned and have a similar “T” shape.

It seems that the front grille has been updated and will have different styles depending on the version. The car in the picture belongs to the Gravity edition, which comes with dark metallic accents. In addition, the front bumper is more streamlined after removing the fog lights. It now has vertically arranged headlights.

Moving to the rear, the back of the 2024 Carnival is smoother because it no longer has a handle to open the trunk. Another noticeable change is the lower placement of the Kia logo, which no longer plays a dual role with the LED strip. The reflector lights on the rear bumper seem slimmer than before.

Kia has not yet released interior images of the 2024 Carnival, but according to reports from the Korean media, it seems that the car will be equipped with a curved screen and fingerprint recognition technology similar to the new K5.

The most anticipated change under the hood of the car is expected to be the hybrid powertrain, which combines a turbocharged 1.6L gasoline engine with an electric motor, believed to be inherited from the Sorento. The output of this hybrid powertrain has not been disclosed, but on the Sorento SUV, the combined power output is 227 horsepower.

More official details of the 2024 Kia Carnival will be announced in the near future.

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