We are absolutely stoked to talk about the newest vehicle coming to the Kia lineup later this year. With an expected release date of sometime in the second quarter of this year, the brand-new 2022 Kia Carnival will be here before we know it. Taking everything we know and love about the Kia Sedona and completely revolutionizing it, Kia has created an incredible multi-purpose vehicle that is sure to leave anyone who sees you driving it jealous. Check out some of its specs & features below!
“The Kia Carnival is here to disrupt a staid segment and proves once again what is possible when conventions are shattered. With its SUV-like character, our multi-purpose vehicle delivers a combination of premium design, intelligent packaging, and an abundance of innovation in safety and technology. For these reasons, the Carnival is the first vehicle to proudly wear our all-new Kia badge and is a bold signal of things to come.”
– Sean Yoon, President & CEO, Kia Motors North America & Kia Motors America
What’s new in the 2022 Carnival?
The 2022 Carnival builds on the roots of the 2021 Kia Sedona, which will be the final version of the popular minivan as it makes way for the new MPV. You can tell right out of the gate how different the new Carnival is from the Sedona simply by looking at its design. Adopting a much boxier aesthetic reminiscent of traditional SUVs, the Carnival takes full advantage of its large size to create a comfortable interior cabin that promises to entertain everyone inside.
Plus, the vehicle delivers much more dynamic performance thanks to a new 3.5L V6 engine that offers best-in-class power by generating up to 290 horsepower alongside 262 pound-feet of torque, which together enables to vehicle to haul up to 3,500 pounds via trailering. The vehicle also delivers best-in-class passenger space and cargo capacity, really creating a total package.
We’ll be sure to dive into even more details on the vehicle and its specs & features in the coming weeks as its release date draws closer, so be sure to check back often for updates!