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Fourth-generation KIA Carnival revealed

July 2, 2020 2 min read

KIA Motors Corporation has revealed first images of the new KIA Carnival, the fourth generation of the brand’s flagship minivan. Released in Korean specification, the new KIA Carnival – sold in many markets worldwide as the KIA Grand Sedona – has been designed to appeal to progressive young families, with a leading combination of innovation, flexibility, and style.

Dubbed a ‘Grand Utility Vehicle’, the new model boasts a design evolution for the Carnival. The fourth-generation model builds on its predecessors’ heritage with a more architectural sense of solidity and an upgraded appearance that draws on the overarching design ethos that links all KIA cars’ design identity. Matched with highly detailed, futuristic, and SUV-inspired design elements, the new model brings a stronger, more stylish presence to the mid-sized MPV segment.

The new Carnival features a shorter front overhang, with the base of the A-pillar moved backwards to create a longer hood. Its increased wheelbase also contributes to greater space throughout the cabin, while giving the car a longer, slightly more athletic silhouette. The result is a side profile that reveals the Carnival’s more dynamic DNA.

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This is emphasized by a simple yet bold character line which runs along the length of the car, linking the front and rear lamps. Beneath thisclear line, the Carnival features a more prominent sense of volume to its bodywork, with bold wheel arches and sharp lines along the body giving it a more sculpted appearance.

The new model features a unique ‘island roof’ design, with blacked-out A- and B-pillars supporting the body-coloured roof. From the side, one of the new car’s stand-out features is an eye-catching new C-pillar signature design, inspired by that of the new Sorento. The chrome fin, which wraps beneath the tapered rear windows and extends towards the tailgate, is finished with a subtle diamond pattern that is also reflected throughout the inside of the car.

The Carnival features a new ‘tiger face’ which extends across the width of the vehicle. This confident, more futuristic face seamlessly integrates lamps with KIA’s iconic ‘tiger-nose’ grille. KIA’s designers have dubbed this ‘symphonic architecture’, with the design of the front bringing together a range of detailed, technical features to create a sense of harmony and structural energy. The grille and lamps are defined by their high-tech, high-precision details, with chrome trim above the grille and forming its own character line around the face of the car. The castellated edge of the upper grille is paired with perpendicular creases which extend straight up the hood, creating a more purposeful look when viewed head-on

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